Vintage Guitars

Primo vintage guitars can go for a small fortune.Fender Telecasters & Strats from the 50s,60s & 70s and Gibsons of similar times are highly prized.
Item added by Djahuti. Added on 02/21/2011
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lillylillygote
04/19/2019

Vintage Guitars 5

They are very valuable and even more so if they belonged to someone like one of the Beatles, etc. Of course finding the right buyer can be challenge sometimes but as time goes on and we continue to lose our aging rocks stars there will be many who will want to hold on to a time when it was all about the music, man.

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Zoose
12/25/2018

Vintage Guitars 5

They are, and for good reason. As much as I love a play worn old strat or tele, I fucking hate the phoney "distressed" crap boutique music stores foist on people who think fake bullet holes on their car windows would give them street cred.

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johnnydevil
03/14/2015

Vintage Guitars 5

They are. It's amazing what some are worth.

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NewYoRican
09/15/2014

Vintage Guitars 5

These actually are. I'm not a guy who invests, but I'd say a collection of them would be better than money in the bank at todays interest rates. They will probably only go up in value over the years.I just fool around with guitars so I don't have a very expensive one.

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FranksWildYear s
09/19/2012

Vintage Guitars 4

I tripped across an old classmate on Facebook who is now a CPA in Chicago. His Facebook page seemed to be focused on showcasing his guitar collection which numbered well over 70 at that time and included some beautiful looking instruments.

He specializes in Fenders from the 50's and 60's, but there are quite a few Gretsch's in the photos on his site and a hand full of nice acoustics. As with almost any collection, original, mint condition items are the ultimate. But he's also found some beat up looking pieces and had them reconditioned. He claims there's a good ROI on restoring the right pieces.

According to him they are an excellent investment. From what I recall of him he's enough of a bean counter that he wouldn't be making that kind of a statement without having run the numbers. I suspect you have to be an active player in the market to do well. He says that he gets calls from dealers and other collectors about pieces that might be interesting.

When I told him I liked a couple of the ones that I saw on his site, he started trying to negotiate a sale. Never miss a potential score.

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X Factor Z
07/25/2012

Vintage Guitars 5

To some extent, vintage guitars are great collector's items, yet if you have one-PLAY IT!

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Gris
03/11/2012

Vintage Guitars 5

I know only about 3 or 4 Chords, but I would still Love to get my hands on a 60's Gibson.

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oscargamblesfr o
01/10/2012

Vintage Guitars 3

At an auction :

" The item up for bid is this guitar used by Jeff Beck in 1966. We start the bidding at 10,000 pounds."


The auction goes on and on till a sum of 100,000 pounds is reached.

"Going once."

" Going twice."

Fitman raises his hand.

" Sold to the..."

Fitman: " Wait. Jeff Beck is good, but nowhere near as good as Henry Vestine of Canned Heat or Blind Mole Jackson, who strung three rubber bands over a cereal box in Mississippi in 1926 and put out one 78 called St. Louis Browns Blues with a bunch of unintelligible grunts on the other side. This auction is good, but not as good as the one I went to in Greenwich Village in 1965. "


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fitman
10/25/2011

Vintage Guitars 5


I have two friends who've made small fortunes dealing in rare electric guitars. One specializes in the obvious (Fender, Gibson, Hagstrom). The other in cheap stuff - Silvertone, Airline, Danelectro - for which there is now a growing market.

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Chalky
02/21/2011

Vintage Guitars 3

A lot of vintage guitars are pretty marketable......especially that Gibson where the strings are made from the same material as Joe Biden's hair plugs.

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Djahuti
02/21/2011

Vintage Guitars 5

When I think what my 70s edition Gibson L6-S would be worth today,it's time to either cry or chug some Bourbon....(I lost it to a friggin Pawn Shop.Ouch.A worse regret than many a failed relationship,but I digress...) Having gone to a guitar show or two in hope of finding a vintage Fender I could afford,and realizing that even the "basket cases" were beyond my budget was sobering.

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