Buying a second hand instrument in good quality is all your smartness and a little luck. If you are able to find a good seller, you will get a quality instrument at a lower price. This deal can be beneficial if you are able to check the product properly. This is only possible when you have enough knowledge about the instrument you are buying. If you do not have much knowledge about the instrument, take your music teacher with you to help you select an instrument. He must be having an idea of what can be best for you. If the instrument is well maintained and in good condition, then only buy it or it can be a loss for you. Check and play the instrument before you buy it.
If you find anything wrong with the instrument, do not buy it. There are many second hand instrument sellers in the market. Avoid buying second hand instruments from online stores. It can be a wrong deal as checking the instrument’s comfort specification is very important which you cannot do in online stores. If the strings of a guitar are too coarse, you will find difficulty in playing it. If you buy it from a shop, make sure the shop is reputed enough in the second hand market. They can provide you faulty products. To avoid getting fooled, do a thorough check of all the criteria. If the instrument requires little servicing, put a check on what needs to be done. If there is much to be done, leave it. Rather than investing money on servicing the instrument, you can buy a new one.