The Old Europe
The Old Europe
The Old Europe

The Old Europe

The Old Europe, founded in 2011, is a restoration shop located in Hamburg, Germany.
I specialize in the restoration and sale of affordable and neglected vintage guitars, basses, lutes, mandolins …

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About The Old Europe

The Old Europe, founded in 2011, is a restoration shop located in Hamburg, Germany.
I specialize in the restoration and sale of affordable and neglected vintage guitars, basses, lutes, mandolins and other musical gear.

The restoration process includes a disassembly and inspection for damages, then a general clean-up of all parts within reasonable limits, polishing the frets and oiling the fretboard, replacing and fixing broken parts, and in many cases putting a vintage guitar back to as original state as reasonable and possible. Electronics are checked and restored if need be.
We even make many affordable vintage guitars more enjoyable than they ever were!
Last but not least every guitar is set up as good as possible with a set of new strings. The setup might not always mean that playability is up to modern (shredding-comfortable) standards - which is quite normal with vintage guitars.

Unlike most other sellers of affordable vintage guitars we deliver the guitars in cleaned, complete, fixed, restored and immediately playable condition (unless sold as broken or with known issues).

Please read the description carefully, we are proud to provide one of the most extensive descriptions in the internet. Look at all the pictures closely and if there is a video, please watch it - we are putting in a lot of effort and hope that you have an enjoyable experience. Please subscribe to the youtube channel and leave a like whenever you liked it!

If not, we generally take back any guitar with no bickering if the buyer doesn't like it for whatever reason within 14 days after delivery.

If you want, please check out my band, too: https://haector.com/

Shipping Policy

I have been shipping guitars to all kinds of remote regions of the Earth for 15 years now - rest assured that I know how to pack a guitar safely. Should there be a damage, you are fully covered as I offer a very generous return right. I have no interest in unhappy clients.

Shipping within EU usually takes about 7-10 days with DHL and the local partner of DHL.

Shipping to the US and generally overseas:
I have the option to use Fedex, which delivers within about one week - but it is very expensive. I am slowly migrating back to DHL and USPS, which means shipping prices can go down - but also shipping might take a bit longer than just one week. If you are on a deadline and or generally don't want to wait longer than 1-2 weeks, please get in contact immediately after buying or even before that and we'll figure something out.

Return Policy

New Items

Returnable within 14 days of delivery.

Used & Vintage Items

Returnable within 7 days of delivery.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

Make sure to check the return policy on each individual listing as some items may be sold "As-Described" and not eligible for a return.

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