Are Old Guitar Magazines Worth Anything?

If you’re having a bunch of old guitar magazines like Guitar World or Guitar Player, you may be wondering what’s their worth.

Are those old guitar magazines from 70s, 80s and 90s worth anything?

Old guitar magazines do not worth much, apart from the sentimental value they may have. They sell for around few bucks per piece (roughly speaking) on selling sites.

If you want to be sure of their worth, just take a look at some of the most popular selling sites the internet. For example, eBay.

Here, take a look at the eBay search result when you type “old guitar magazines”, here.

As you can see, all these old guitar magazines from 70s to 90s don’t worth more than a few bucks per piece.

Apparently, there’s not a strong demand for these magazines.

If you have a bunch of old magazines you want to get rid of, don’t expect you’re going to get rich from selling them.

Why Aren’t Old Guitar Magazines Worth Much?

It’s probably due to the lack of interest of the new generation of guitarists in regards to reading magazines. In general, magazines are not read much lately.

New generations of musicians (and people, in general) are mostly watching YouTube videos or reading articles on guitar related websites (such as this one). It’s kind of what you’d expect, honestly.

Information flow is faster than ever today, and looking for an information about guitar playing tips in the old magazines is more time consuming, and kinda out of date.

What To Do With a Bunch Of Old Guitar Magazines?

If you have a bunch of old guitar magazines in your garage (or your room), and you want to get rid of those for good – you have a few options.

1. Sell Them

It’s something that first comes to a mind. You can sell all of those old magazines you have on eBay, or Craigslist. But don’t expect you’re gonna get a big money.

Also, you may have to wait for a long time for some buyer to contact you. Again, it’s just the lack of interest for these things that’s making them hard to sell.

2. Give Them Away For Free

This is perhaps the best option. Just give these magazines away. Ask who wants them on guitar forums, and send it to the interested person.

3. Give Them To Your Local Library or Archive

You can give all of your old magazines to your local library or local archive. Libraries like to collect old newspapers and magazines. However, they occasionally throw old stuff in the trash, so keep that in mind, also.


Old guitar magazines aren’t worth much. That’s just how it is. Maybe, in the future, their value will rise significantly, but no one can know it for sure.

I hope this article gave you some valuable information about this particular topic.

Anyway, don’t forget to check out some other interesting articles from this site about various guitar topics and issues!

Cheers, and rock on!

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