So, your kid wants to play trumpet now? Last week it was guitar. Musical instruments from a reputable pawnshop can help put your wallet at ease.
Does your son want to try his hand at playing the drums? Is your daughter dying to play the trumpet? If yes, you could be seeing dollar signs at the thought of buying instruments for fickle kids. Young people want to try new things all the time, and it’s great! Encouraging their participation in different activities will enable them to figure out where their skills, talents, and interests lie.
As a parent, you want to be enthusiastic; even if you know it might not stick. That’s where purchasing musical instruments from a reputable pawnshop like Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry, Inc. comes in to make your life easier and your wallet lighter.
You’ll Get a Great Deal
Pawnshops get a bad rap for selling a bunch of used stuff, but that’s not the half of it.
At Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry, we carry used items, yes, but it’s far from just a bunch of yard sale cast-offs. You’ll find high-quality, gently-used items, including musical instruments. And you’ll get a great deal.
You could go to a music store to find the right musical tool for your kiddo, but you will most likely end up paying full retail price. New guitars, trumpets, flutes, keyboards, and clarinets, to name a few, will set you back a pretty penny. If your child is just starting out, the best way to make sure they’re really interested in playing is to invest in secondhand equipment first.
You’ll Find a Large Musical Instrument Selection
at Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry
You might be surprised
by the selection you’ll find
at our pawnshop.
Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry has a variety of instruments to get your new performer on their way.
Most school music programs and private instructors are fine with their students
purchasing gently-used instruments.And you’ll often find more used instruments
at our pawnshop than at any other secondhand store.
It’s Not Just for Beginners
Musicians of all levels can find appealing, functional, and even one-of-a-kind pieces at our pawnshop
Whether you’re looking for an instrument for a novice to cut their teeth on or something secondhand for a hobbyist to give some TLC, you can find it at Howard’s Pawn & Jewelry.
Things to Consider
Just like with any purchase, there are some things to keep in mind when buying used musical instruments.
- What is the average retail price of the same instrument if you buy new? Know the market and the going rate for new versions of what you’re shopping for. This will help you determine if you’re getting a good deal.
- Does it need repairs? Sometimes used instruments need minor repairs. Sometimes these are inexpensive and worth taking them to a repair person. If a guitar needs new strings or a violin bow needs restringing, those are easy and affordable repairs. If there is major damage to the instrument, including to the body or the primary components, you might want to pass. That kind of damage will cost you more to repair than buying new.
- Call ahead. If you need something specific, call ahead to see if we have it in stock. If we don’t have it currently, there is a chance we could find it for you.
Are you skeptical about shopping at a pawnshop? If you or your child is looking for a musical instrument, you could save money and get them started without buying something brand new. Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry is proud to carry a wide variety of lightly used instruments and other musical equipment.
Whether your budding musician is just getting started in the elementary school band or has dreams of playing in front of thousands, we’ve got the instruments you need at the price you want. Contact us today and talk to one of our friendly staff members to find out more.