How it works

Double Drop D is a website doing just a few simple things

  • an auction platform for guitars and amps
  • A place where interesting classifieds from around the web are shared

Philosophy:  Lower fees, pleasant user experience, filter out noise.

How:  Well crafted, detailed, picture heavy listings written professionally, objectively and factually.


the listing process –

  1. Fill out the submission request form.
  2. Submit it to us for review.
  3. Approve draft listing and pay insertion fee.

Some basic auction guidelines –

  • Once the auction starts, you’re obligated to let it run (no terminations allowed).
  • The auction is exclusive to DDD.
  • We don’t typically relist.
  • Reserve
    • You may set a reserve price, which is a price that must be met for the auction to close.
    • Reserve status won’t be shown but you are free to communicate it as the seller in the comments.
    • A no-reserve auction will be labeled as such.



  • Sellers:  $15 to list
  • Buyers:   3% of winning bid

A more detailed description of the fees.  If you submit for an auction and it’s accepted, the seller’s fee is all you pay to us.

Any registered user who has entered a valid credit card is allowed to bid (excepting the seller of course).  An auction winner will be charged the buyer’s fee that goes to us here at DDD (providing that the reserve price, if it exists, is met).

That’s it.

After the win:

We put winner and seller in touch to work out the purchase.  We at DDD don’t get in the middle of the transaction.  We leave it to buyer and seller to arrange whatever is best for them.



Shipping is the Achilles’ heel of guitar and especially guitar amp transactions.  It can often sink an otherwise good deal.  We are working on streamlining this process through our system, to include even packaging…Standby

If Double Drop D (aka triple D or DDD) strikes you as eerily similar in its look, function and feel to a popular classic car auction platform, that is for good reason.  We think a simple auction platform should exist to service the guitar world, where you can be spared the sales pitch, have some vetting to the listing and be able to comment openly.