Imperfections in gear and/or packaging can help you stretch your budget
Due to the Musician’s Friend generous No-Hassle Returns policy, a lot of good gear ends up back in our warehouse. From returned guitar tuners to complete drum sets, from guitars and basses to pro audio gear, at any given moment you’ll find thousands of pieces of Open Box musical instruments and gear here. And it’s all priced to move.
We carefully inspect all returned gear and instruments to ensure they’re in good working order. They are graded and then offered for sale at deals well south of their original price. Regardless of the grade, ALL Open Box Gear includes No-Hassle Returns, plus a free 2-year warranty on all guitars and basses.
How do we arrive at Open Box Gear grades?
As the same name says, the goods must be in mint condition. The box and/or other packaging may not be perfectly pristine, but the gear is essentially new. Mint Open Box Gear includes the full manufacturer’s warranty.
If you can live with minor cosmetic wear, you’ll save serious bucks on Blemished Open Box Gear. A belt-buckle scuff can translate to a big discount on an otherwise perfectly functioning guitar. Blemished gear also comes with the manufacturer’s full warranty.
SCRATCH & DENT
All Scratch & Dent gear is in good working order, but it shows normal wear and tear. For the budget-challenged musician who’s looking for a deal, Scratch & Dent is a smart alternative to buying used instruments. With a No-Hassle Returns policy, there’s no risk. (Scratch & Dent gear does not include full manufacturer’s warranty.)
So, what does this mean for you, the musician?
It means you have the opportunity to build out your home recording studio or live performance rig with a little extra room in your budget. There are plenty of products you'll want to buy in flawless condition, but are you (or your audience) really going to mind if your delay pedal has a few scratches on the casing? Will less than pristine packaging impact how great your synthesizer sounds in your home studio? That's a personal question, no doubt, but we think you'll find that these savings outweigh these imperfections.
Ready to start shopping?
Open Box Gear is limited to stock on hand—often just a single unit. We want you to shop with confidence and feel good about what you're buying from us, so, if have any questions about a particular open box product, feel free to reach out to us before you make your purchase. Because of the savings, most don’t last long—if you see a great deal going by, better snag it!
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