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Where can you find vintage guitar values?

What is the value of my vintage guitar? It is a question that is often asked, but rarely answered. Some people say that an items worth is the amount you can get somebody to pay for it. Not a particularly satisfactory answer when trying to set a reserve on ebay. Vintage guitar sales prices can vary hugely depending on where, how and by whom they are sold. There are still bargains to be had, but also people paying crazy prices.

Some vintage guitars are sold for many thousands of dollars, whilst some have practically no value. But it can be very hard to estimate a value for a guitar when there are so many subtle variations. Specific identification, knowledge of how old, and of any repairs or replaced parts is essential. For many people, the best means of vintage guitar appraisal is with some of the very many books on the subject.

Best guitar valuation book

2012 Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide

Title: 2012 Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide

Price: $19.77

Authors: Alan Greenwood, Gil Hembree

What we think: This really is the best book of vintage guitar values you can buy. At under $20 it is just superb value for money; and as it will give you the confidence to know what your guitar should fetch, so it can actually make you significantly more than just your money back. The authors have been researching vintage instrument prices for many years, and their findings are listed here, with suggested values for instruments in different conditions. Anyone planning on selling, or insuring an old guitar should look at this book first.

Publishers notes: At nearly 600 pages with information on more than 1,900 brands and 1,400 photos, The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide is the industry-leading reference for values on vintage and collectible guitars, basses, lap steels, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, amps, and effects. Published annually by Vintage Guitar magazine...

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Best vintage guitar id book

2012 Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide

Title: Gruhn's Guide To Vintage Guitars Updated and Revised Third Edition

Price: $21.77

Authors: Walter Carter and George Gruhn

What we think: A really great little book with all the key features that identify American vintage guitars; Fender, Guild, Epiphone, Gibson etc - cleverly arranged into id checklists - you go through the list of features (solid body or hollow, number of pickups, switches, inlays, etc) until you find your guitar. A really great way of quickly finding out what a guitar is. Perfect for taking to yard sales, pawn shops and anywhere where there might be a vintage guitar bargain. A LOT of information in a very small package.

Publishers notes: Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars is the most extensive and detailed list of specifications ever published for identifying, dating, and establishing the authenticity of an instrument. This new edition is enlarged and updated, making it once again the essential guide enabling collectors, dealers, players, and fans to determine the authenticity, rarity, and relative value of vintage acoustic and electric guitars...

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