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Collecting Guitars

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Go to www.nocalguitars.com to buy your own Rick Turner/Renaissance guitar. A must for every serious guitar player and collector.

Go to www.nocalguitars.com to buy your own Rick Turner/Renaissance guitar. A must for every serious guitar player and collector.

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  • 1. ==== ====No guitar collection is complete with a Rick Turner/Renaissance guitar. Premier Guitar magazinehas called Rick "The Father of Boutique Guitars". He has had a major influence on how guitars aremade.www.nocalguitars.com==== ====Ever thought that a guitar might be a more reliable investment than the stockmarket? Vintage guitars are becoming a hot item in the collectibles market, and there arefew icons more recognizable to Americans than a rock star and his guitar. While a fewmonths savings might have bought a guitar in the 1960s, some of those instruments are selling forbig bucks today. Recently, George Harrisons guitar sold for a little under six hundredthousand dollars, for instance. Eric Claptons favorite Stratocaster from the 1970s, Blackie,sold for nearly a million.While celebrity collectibles have been a good investment for years, guitars themselves havelargely been overlooked. However, the guitar was perfected between the 1930s and the1960s, depending on the model, and instruments from this period are highlyregarded. Some people think that in fifty to a hundred years, guitars from the mid 20thcentury will be thought of in the same way as violins and cellos from the 17th and 18th century.The appeal of any guitar grows over time, and there hasnt yet been a period when the marketsank. That makes a vintage guitar a great investment choice, as well as a visually andemotionally rewarding collectible.  Theres nothing like being able to say that you own theguitar once played by a legend.Values only continue to go up, too. While a 1959 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster, one of themost famous types of guitar, originally cost about $250, it brought between eight and ninethousand dollars in 1997. Today, you might have to pay seventeen thousand for a modelwith a slab fingerboard.Recent stock market unpredictability has meant that people are more interested in guitarcollecting. These vintage instruments are a great type of protected investment. Forcollectors who want to cover all the bases, consider a varied collection - acoustic, electric, exotic,antique, vintage, contemporary and even custom guitars.What Defines A Vintage GuitarTo be a vintage guitar, an instrument needs to be more than just old. It should be from aperiod that was influential. Many good vintage guitars are made using techniques ormaterials that were discontinued, or made before a big change in the company.For instance, Leo Fender, inventor of what we think of as an electric guitar, sold his company in1965, a move which some think of as the death knell of Fender Musical Instruments. Fender
  • 2. Telecasters and Stratocasters made before this time are in enormous demand. Askingprices have risen into the five figure range.Its not just Fender, either. C.F. Martin and Co. were the makers of the D-28, one of themost popular acoustic instruments ever. Since 1969, Brazilian rosewood hasnt beenavailable as the standard wood. Guitars produced by Martin after this period are consideredinferior by many collectors.Top Vintage BrandsThe American brands that stand out when it comes to collecting vintage guitars as an investment(and also as a great guitar) are Guild, Martin, Gibson, Gretsch, and Fender. Each of thesemanufacturers also has an era that collectors agree upon as having been the best. Ofcourse, make isnt the only way you decide how much a guitar is worth. The rarity andcondition of the guitar are important, as is whos owned the guitar and where its been.If you want a great investment thats also a piece of the past, look into vintageguitars. Collecting them can be rewarding in many ways, and its a lot more stable thanplaying the stock market! A good place to begin your search would be Bobs Vintage Guitarswhere you will find a large selection of vintage guitars and amplifiers. There is also a great deal ofinformation about collecting vintage guitars.The writer operates a website selling vintage guitars, Bobs Vintage Guitars. To find out moreabout vintage guitars, visit http://www.bestguitaronline.comArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Robert_Meyer==== ====No guitar collection is complete with a Rick Turner/Renaissance guitar. Premier Guitar magazinehas called Rick "The Father of Boutique Guitars". He has had a major influence on how guitars aremade.www.nocalguitars.com==== ====

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