New Arrivals

Sell Your Guitar

Please reach out to us if you are interested in selling any of your instruments, amplifiers, or effect pedals. We are mainly interested in vintage gear but are always happy to consider new and used gear. We buy individual instruments as well as entire collections. Please include photos or mention year, make, model, serial number, originality, case, and any other relevant notes. It is really helpful to give us a ballpark asking price so we have a good understanding of what you are selling.

About Us

Southside Guitars was founded in 2006 by native New Yorkers and brothers Ben and Sam Taylor. Coming from a musical family, Ben and Sam grew up sharing a love of both guitar and bass and have always been interested in vintage instruments. After beginning their own collections in their teens, they opened Southside to provide excellent quality used and vintage instruments to musicians and collectors alike. At Southside, we aim to provide a range of options from player to collector grade instruments for musicians in Brooklyn and beyond. We specialize in vintage guitars, basses, amps and effects and have a revolving door of unique instruments with something for every musician out there. We have a small, dedicated team at our shop ready to help out. Come by and see us when you’re in town or stop by our booth at one of the many guitar shows we attend each year.

Visit the shop!

Please feel free to stop by and check out the shop. We have a small selection of used & vintage guitars, amps & effect pedals on display in the store. Please note that the majority of our inventory is stored in cases and is not on display. We strongly recommend checking out our inventory before your visit and pick out anything you want to try out ahead of time. We are a small store and can only accommodate one customer trying guitars at a time. Please call or email if you would like to reserve a time to try out a particular guitar.
Southside Guitars 303 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm Saturday 12pm-6pm


We have now re-opened for customer repairs, set-ups and service. No appointment is necessary, so feel free to come by and drop off your guitar or bass any time during store hours. No job is too big or small, our techs are well versed in instrument repair and restoration including but not limited to: set ups, fretwork, neck resets, crack repair, electronics work, and more. All repair costs are determined on a case-by-case basis that will be determined upon inspection of the instrument. Please note that depending on the scale of the repair required, your instrument may be worked on offsite and not on Southside Guitars property. For any inquiries regarding repair availability, turnaround time, or pricing, feel free to call the shop at 718 218 8201. Unfortunately, we do not repair amps or pedals.

Our Policies

Shipping We have packed thousands of guitars, amps, and pedals. We are experts at making sure the items we ship arrive safely. All items are shipped in cardboard boxes and professionally packed with lots of padding and bubble wrap. We ship daily with UPS Ground for domestic shipments and UPS Expedited for international shipments. All shipments are insured and require a signature upon delivery. We do not collect any customs fees for international shipments, and that is billed separately based on your location. Our website is currently set up to only accept orders within the US, so please call or email the shop directly for international orders and shipping quotes. Please note we can only accept payment via PayPal or bank wire transfer for international orders. Returns All items come with a “no questions asked” 48 hour approval period. If you purchase something and are not satisfied, simply contact us within 48 hours of receipt to let us know. Upon safe return of the guitar we will refund the original purchase price less the shipping cost and a 5% restocking fee. The restocking fee is only to cover payment processing fees and will be waived if the original payment was made in cash, wire transfer, or any other non-fee form of payment. Shipping costs are non refundable. The buyer assumes responsibility for the cost of return shipping. We do not accept returns on international orders. Authentication We sell vintage and used guitars, amplifiers, effects, and accessories. We have a lot of experience with vintage instruments and meticulously examine every instrument we sell for authenticity and originality. All of our instruments are set up before they are listed for sale. We try to ensure all of our instruments are playing to the best of their ability before we sell or ship them. Payment Methods We accept many forms of payment such as Cash, Credit Card, PayPal, Bank Wire, Zelle, and Venmo. We are required to collect sales tax for any transactions purchased or shipped within the state of New York. The New York Sales tax rate is 8.875%. We do not collect sales tax for other states outside of New York. Please contact us with any questions about payment options.