Who We Are
At Lorien Guitar Recovery, we specialize in refurbishing recycled instruments and distributing factory authorized refurbished instruments. Our team of skilled Guitar Technicians inspect and refresh each one to playable standards.
50% of the instruments we sell are discarded items, refurbished and rejuvenated with care. The other half are factory authorized refurbished. These instruments all encountered a mishap in a brand name manufacturing warehouse, resulting in the instrument being rejected for immediate sale.
It doesn’t make economical sense for a manufacturer to hire more labor for repair, so these instruments are placed onto a pallet and shipped off to a factory authorized refurbishing warehouse. At the warehouse they are refurbished, and then legally sold again as “used”. Notice, there is no customer use in between. These instruments are in “like-new” condition and have only been touched by licensed guitar technicians.
There are many reasons for an instrument to be rejected by a manufacturer in the first place, some simpler than you might think, such as:
(see last blog, 6 Reasons Instruments Are Rejected by Manufacturers for more detail on instrument rejection)
Steps After Rejection
Lorien Guitar Recovery was founded to reduce waste and recycle used and new materials. Manufacturing instruments takes its toll on the Earth. By making these authorized factory refurbished guitars available along with only selling other used guitars, we can curb the manufacturing process.
Furthermore, we are rehousing forgotten instruments that still have structural integrity, making them available for someone else with less access to resources to still obtain a perfectly playable and rejuvenated instrument at a lower price than the brand-named manufacturers.
There is clearly a great advantage from buying our factory authorized refurbished guitars. They are nearly new, and unlike brand new instruments, have been through multiple rounds of examination, and are being sold at a far more discounted price. Look for the “Factory Authorized Refurbish” label in the product description, or click on the “Factory Authorized Refurbished” banner on the home page.