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About Us

Topshelf Instruments

Topshelf Instruments exists to help you make music better. We love the feeling of having the perfect tool for the job, so we strive to match amazing instruments with passionate players to create that magic moment where everything just works. Instead of joining the ranks of stores pushing the latest thing, we search the world for used instruments of exceptional quality with both history and character.

Topshelf Instruments started in 2016 as a side-gig running out of my house, importing niche percussion products from USA and quality used guitars from Japan...

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Why Buy Used?

We love used instruments around here, and there’s a number of reasons you should consider buying a used instrument instead of a brand new example.

Firstly, buying used is more sustainable. Around 2.6 million new guitars are produced every year. Whenever a new guitar is produced and sold, new raw materials have to be harvested. Wood for the body and neck, plastic parts, metal for the hardware… it all comes from somewhere. It can be difficult to find accurate information from manufacturers on how sustainably sourced their raw materials are...

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Our Hobart Store

82 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000
PH: 03 6295 5324
EM: simon@topshelfinstruments.com.au

TRADING HOURS:

Monday-Friday: 10:00-16:00
Saturday: 12:00-16:00
Sunday & Public Holidays: CLOSED

Trades & Consignments

If you’ve got some tasty gear you’re looking to part with, we’re here to help. We sell items on consignment regularly and have helped a whole bunch of folks find new homes for their treasures. We’re all about helping you get the perfect gear into your hands, and sometimes that means parting with the stuff that’s not quite right for you. As such, we offer trade-ins, and sometimes will buy your gear outright if you’re looking to sell.

Trade Form

Domestic & International Shipping

Topshelf Instruments is located in downtown Hobart, Australia. But, the majority of our customers live elsewhere, so we’re well and truly in the habit of packing and sending instruments and accessories all over the nation and the globe. Here’s a little run-down on how we ship orders out:

Shipping Information