Don't want to deal with selling your guitar? Let me step in and take care of it for you. You just wait on a check. I'm very flexible with terms and will work with you to make sure you end up happy. Send me an email and we'll get started.
And here's the really cool part. If I don't sell your guitar, you owe me absolutely $0. I'll even ship it back on my dime if the guitar has been with me longer than three months.
I've simplified my commission scale, and I think you'll like it:
$0 to $2499
$2500 and up
Yep, that's just 13.5% on any guitar you send me worth more than $2500. The mid-level boutique stuff (Collings, Bourgeois, H&D, Goodall, etc) has been selling extremely well, so now's the time!
For the proceeds, I can send via PayPal "Gift", ACH transfer, or a check in the mail. All are free for you, with no fees.
I'm frequently asked about shipping to me, and unfortunately it's a bit of a mess right now with all the new dimensional surcharges the carriers are charging. Your best bet is to sign up for a service called Pirate Ship (http://www.pirateship.com). It's free to sign up, and they offer a substantial discount on UPS rates. They make it pretty easy, and you can print the UPS label directly from their website.
Insurance can also be an issue. If it's a more expensive guitar, and especially if you have other nicer guitars, I'd highly recommend looking into a blanket instrument policy from a company like Heritage or Anderson. The yearly premiums are very reasonable for personal policies, and they can include shipping insurance. Plus it's actual insurance, unlike what the carriers offer!
And finally, like all reputable shops, I offer a solid return policy for my buyers. That means that I cannot release the funds for a consignment sale until it's finalized. Depending on the buyer's payment method, shipping transit time, and the return period itself, that can often push out the "closing date" for 7 to 10 days after the actual sale date.