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#21 gwillaker

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE (dadfad @ Apr 23 2008, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's not always the reason they're so valuable. Pure "collectors" only care about rarity or appreciating value. (I have little respect for "collectors" who have driven up the prices of many fine old guitars way beyond what most players who would actually use them to make music can afford just so they can hang it on the wall or as an ivestment. It's gotten pretty ridiculous, the prices for most of them. Being honest, most of my most valuable guitars there's no way on God's green earth I'd pay that kind of money for them if I had to buy them now. I was lucky enough to get most of mine a whole lot cheaper, either because they hadn't become "collectible" yet or because thirty years ago in a pawnshop it was just a used guitar. Not a "rare vintage collectible."

My thought exactly!

QUOTE (dadfad @ Apr 24 2008, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know if I'd pay ten-thou for one (unless if maybe they swallow and do windows), but there are some that would still fall into the "vintage" category instead of just "old" or "used."

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Oh, and Michelle Pfeiffer is a nice vintage '58, donthca think? tongue.gif

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE (gwillaker @ Apr 24 2008, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (dadfad @ Apr 23 2008, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's not always the reason they're so valuable. Pure "collectors" only care about rarity or appreciating value. (I have little respect for "collectors" who have driven up the prices of many fine old guitars way beyond what most players who would actually use them to make music can afford just so they can hang it on the wall or as an ivestment. It's gotten pretty ridiculous, the prices for most of them. Being honest, most of my most valuable guitars there's no way on God's green earth I'd pay that kind of money for them if I had to buy them now. I was lucky enough to get most of mine a whole lot cheaper, either because they hadn't become "collectible" yet or because thirty years ago in a pawnshop it was just a used guitar. Not a "rare vintage collectible."

My thought exactly!

QUOTE (dadfad @ Apr 24 2008, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know if I'd pay ten-thou for one (unless if maybe they swallow and do windows), but there are some that would still fall into the "vintage" category instead of just "old" or "used."

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Oh, and Michelle Pfeiffer is a nice vintage '58, donthca think? tongue.gif


I'd hang her on my wall any day! laugh.gif



(Maybe polish her up once in awhile, change her strings occasionally... wink.gif )

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