Guitar players, professionals, collectors, beginners and lovers of all things guitar! My name is Gregor Hilden, I am a guitar player located in Münster, Germany. Also, for many years now, I have been a professional dealer of selected guitars and assorted equipment. I sell by personal appointment or by mail order.
All entries on my inventory are quality instruments only, either vintage, second hand or new. They are meticulously selected according to my personal preferences. That means, most are very resonant and light weight instruments that sound excellent and play comfortably. Many are great investments, too, as they will very likely increase in market value. In any case, all guitars offer excellent user value. Customer satisfaction for both players and collectors alike is what I am working for.
If there is any issue with a guitar like refinishes, repairs, non-original parts, or worn out parts, it will be said so in the description of the instrument in question. Those issues will be reflected in the price.
Occasionally, I will upgrade an instrument with better pickups, better hardware, or even have it refretted when I feel it is appropiate to improve its sound, comfort, looks, or general user value (of course it will be written in the description if something has been changed on an instrument). Original parts - if they weren't lost - will be included with the purchase, so that the guitar can be restored to its original state anytime. I will personally set up every instrument professionally (neck angle, neck relief, string action, intonation, pickup height, etc.) including a new set of strings with the string gauge of your choice.
For security reasons I do not keep all these guitars at my home! But it is no problem to check out the guitars you are interested in by appointment
However, you can check out any instrument by appointment either at my place here in Münster, Germany, or in a rehearsal room, if an amp needs to be cranked. Just give me a call or send a mail.
All prices are given in Euros (€) and include all required taxes.
If you live outside the European Union, the 19 % VAT can be deducted if the item's price explicitly includes turnover tax. Also, the tax can be deducted if you are a professional musician, a dealer or other music pro with a valid tax ID.
Prices will usually reflect current average market value (dealer prices). I will not attempt to disguise the fact that I am trying to make a profit here, as I am sometimes "accused" of - I am a pro dealer with a registered trade. I payed for all instruments on my stock list at my own financial risk. I spend many hours a day to find great instruments, original spare parts, and accessories. I take a lot of time and patience to check if an instrument and its parts are original etc. (which often requires to take an instrument apart) and take fotos of everything. I perform whatever maintenance work seems necessary, put everything back together, set the guitar up and restring it. Then I will produce videos of the guitars for sale (that alone is € 1300 per month for my camera man!), so that everybody can get a good first impression without having to come by. Additionally, there is the task of keeping the website up and running, staying in contact with musicians, providers, customers, etc. Also there are import taxes, customs charges, shipping costs, turnover taxes and many more things to be payed :(
What I am trying to say is, I love guitars and I put a lot of effort into my trade. I take pride in what I do and I am trying to provide you with possibly the best piece of equipment your budget allows for. I can also spare you the risks usually associated with the purchase of vintage or second hand guitars - but I could not do so if my business would not support me.
There is no e-shop system with my website, if you are interested in anything specifically or want to make an appointment, simply give me a call or send a mail:
phone: +49 251 524802
You are welcome to ask any questions about the items for sale, I will try to answer as soon as I can. Please understand that I can not take the time anymore to answer questions like "Do you think Mexican Fenders are better than Korean Epiphones" or "What's your favourite stompbox under $ 100?" and other general gear-questions. I understand that the casual and informal way of internet communication is inviting to ask anything you ever wanted to know about guitars. However, I get about 150 emails a day (!) just like this, it would take many hours each day just to respond to all these general questions. That is simply impossible to do. However, questions related to items on my inventory I'll try to answer quickly.
Also, please DO NOT SEND ANY EMAIL ATTACHMENTS (pics, videos, sound clips, whatever) unless I have asked for pictures! This kind of data can take up an awful lot of space and fill up my mail box in no time - important messages often do not get through. Thank you for your kind understanding.
Payment & Shipping
For customers living OUTSIDE of the European Union, prices can be reduced by 19% - applies only to prices that are explicitly tagged "incl. 19% turnover tax"! Just send a mail, so I can come back to you and see what I can do.
Occasionally, I will buy or trade in quality guitars and guitar equipment. If you have items to offer, please list them as detailed as you can and tell me what prices you are asking for - I do not do appraisals, I will not "ask" or "inquire for a quote" or "make an offer". Please decide what you are asking for - I will come back to you. Again, do not send attachments unless I asked you to.
If you want to carefully check out and pick the guitar or piece of equipment you are interested in, please contact me me for an appointment here in Münster, Germany. However, if that should not be possible, I will have about anything shipped to about any place in the world safely packaged - right after I recieved your payment. I will only charge you the real shipping costs - for instance, shipping a guitar within the EU is about € 20-30. Tell me where you need your articles sent to and I'll send you a quote.
Note of the Webmaster / International Site
Greg updates his stock list frequently, often every day. As soon as a new item comes in, photos and video clips are recorded, he puts it on his website. To prevent costs, the English version of the stock list once a week. Unfortunately, some instruments sell very quickly (especially Les Pauls) and I cannot bother to translate lengthy comments of instruments that are not available anymore. If you want to see always the newest entries to get a chance to purchase one, go to the German version of the stock list - you will get the most important information anyway (model name, upgrades, price etc.). For anything else, you can contact Greg by mail or phone.