Tips For Buying a Musical Instrument Online, Australia

Australia is a big country, and you might not always be in the position to go in person to buy your next instrument, or your local shop might not have the glorious guitar you’ve been dreaming for. 


Online music stores can be a great way to buy your guitar or any other instrument when you don’t have any other options. Shake It Up Music is not only a legendary local store on the Sunshine Coast, but we also function as an online retailer. 


Our whole range of high quality instruments is available to browse and purchase at our website. With great deals on our online prices, there’s no better place to buy your next instrument. 


However, we know buying online can sometimes be a bit of a scary process, so we’ve prepared some tips to help make your online shopping experience easier. 

Do your research

When buying online it’s important that you do a lot of research into the musical instrument you are looking to buy. Make sure that you compare similar instruments from different brands, and don’t just settle for the first one you find online. 


We make sure to include detailed descriptions for all of our products so you have all the information you need to make a smart purchase. 


You should also do your research on the music store you are buying from. We know that we provide excellent service to all of our customers, but a quick google search can confirm that from our reviews! 

Look for product videos

Finding a video that features the instrument you want to buy can be a great way for you to hear how it plays. 


The great thing about the internet is that there are plenty of passionate musicians looking to talk about instruments online. You are likely to find someone who has purchased the instrument you are looking for already, and has a review up. 


The team at Shake It Up Sunshine Coast is full of real musicians, who often create videos of them playing the instruments. You can even check them out on YouTube, and see for yourself just how well they know their products, like this Maton ER90C Acoustic Electric Guitar.


This can give you a chance to hear some of the products' sounds before you make a purchase decision. 

Ask lots of questions 

One of the downfalls of an online store is that it can be a bit harder to ask questions about the musical instrument you are looking to buy. Questions are natural and important, so you can have a clear understanding of what the instrument is capable of. 


We understand that shopping online can come with a lot of confusion, and you might have questions about the product. You can always drop us a line, reach out to us on social media or use the chat function on our website. 


You can ask for additional information on the instrument, more photos, or any other question that pops into your mind. 


Our team is always ready to help you, and leave you with a smile on your face. 

Try before you buy 

One of the biggest downfalls of buying online is that unless you go in store first, you can’t try the instrument for yourself. Trying an instrument first is a great way to make sure it plays how you want, and it feels good in your hands.


If you can’t go in store to try our products, there are other ways to get an idea for how the instrument plays. If you have any fellow musician friends you might be able to play their instrument first to see if you like the feel of it. 


Watching videos can also give you a good feeling for the sound and tone of the instrument, and gives you a better understanding of what it is like to play it. 


Don’t worry, If you can’t try the instrument for yourself, it’s not the end of the world. 


When you buy an instrument, especially a stringed instrument, if you make sure it has the correct specifications and features that you need, there shouldn’t be any issues. When the instrument arrives, you can make adjustments to set it up perfectly for your needs. 


Shop at the best music shop on the Sunshine Coast

We are proud to stock a whole range of brands including Australian made guitars like Pratley Guitars, Maton and Cole Clark, as well as many other popular brands. 


The experienced and friendly staff at Shake It Up Music Nambour care just as much about their online customers as they do about their in store customers, and they’re always happy to help you with any of your music needs. 


The Shake It Up Music website offers a whole range of payment options including credit card, afterpay, humm, studio 19 rent to own and humm. 


With FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 to QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT and SA, you can’t go wrong!