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Sweetwater opens on-line used gear market, The Sweetwater Gear Alternate

Sweetwater opens on-line used gear market, The Sweetwater Gear Alternate

Sweetwater Gear Exchange

(Picture credit score: Sweetwater Gear Alternate)

On-line music tools retailer Sweetwater has established its very personal used gear market, The Sweetwater Gear Exchange (opens in new tab).

The all-new digital market guarantees to offer musicians with a protected, safe and controlled platform to promote their used electric guitars, acoustic guitars, guitar amps and different musical tools in a “price efficient manner”.

Those that set up a Gear Alternate store will be capable of create and customise their very personal storefront, and shall be allowed to set a retailer deal with, define particular person returns insurance policies and write a retailer proprietor bio so potential clients can discover out extra about them.

By means of these shops, musicians will be capable of create listings that embrace images for his or her used gear that they not want or need.

Sweetwater store

(Picture credit score: Sweetwater)

In a bid to offer a safe on-line second-hand gear purchasing expertise, Sweetwater shall be implementing “tight fraud prevention measures”, which embrace a workforce of devoted directors who will monitor {the marketplace} for any potential safety dangers.

Sweetwater will even require actual pictures of the merchandise listed, and can present badges for storefronts to point out how lengthy the Gear Alternate sellers have been verified Sweetwater clients.

Elsewhere, Sweetwater seems to pair safety with monetary comfort – and maybe entice loyalists of different on-line platforms – by letting sellers buy delivery labels instantly by means of the Gear Alternate and thus letting them benefit from its charges.

And, as an added bonus, Sweetwater shall be celebrating the grand opening of the Gear Alternate by waiving all promoting charges till October 31 when Sweetwater Present Playing cards are chosen because the type of fee.

Sweetwater Gear Exchange storefront

A typical storefront on the Sweetwater Gear Alternate (Picture credit score: Sweetwater Gear Alternate)

Sweetwater Chief Advertising and marketing Officer David Stewart commented, “Being avid music makers ourselves, we all know how actual the connection may be between the musician and their gear. It goes past simply being an instrument and turns into an extension of the artist. 

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“Whether or not it’s somebody’s first guitar or an outdated recording interface, each piece of substances has a narrative,” he continued. “The Gear Alternate offers music makers and gearheads the chance to discover a frequent place to purchase and promote gadgets, sharing the exceptional tales behind every distinctive piece. 

“We’re excited to offer a brand new discussion board for artists to seek out the right tools to make the music they love.”

With the opening of the Gear Alternate, Sweetwater is transferring into territory already occupied by the likes of Guitar Middle – which has its personal platform for promoting second-hand tools – and Reverb, right this moment’s preeminent devoted used gear web site.

It’s additionally a transfer that is smart for Sweetwater, and one which many might have thought would have come earlier, owing to the vendor’s standing within the on-line gear world.

The Gear Alternate has already been dwell for just a few days, so on the time of writing, the digital cabinets are already properly stocked with 2,338 gadgets from sellers who’ve been in a position to get their listings up early.

Proper now, there are listings for guitars, basses, keyboards, drums, studio and recording tools, band and orchestra tools and extra, a few of which have been highlighted in a devoted Employees Picks part.

To seek out out extra, head over to the Sweetwater Gear Exchange (opens in new tab).

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Matt Owen

Matt is a Employees Author, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Whole Guitar. He has a Masters within the guitar, a level in historical past, and has spent the final 16 years enjoying every thing from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his ardour for writing and music throughout his day job, Matt data for a variety of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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