==== ====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==== ====Collecting guitars for so many people is not just a hobby, but a passion. Most of the greatest guitarcollectors know how much the hobby has changed over the past 10 years or so, but it is stillpossible to begin a "career" in guitar collecting if that is what you choose to do. Although you canno longer walk into any pawn shop in Hollywood and buy a Les Paul or Stratocaster for less than$100, it is still possible to find a good deal on a vintage guitar.The think you have to realize is that you are going to find the best deals on a vintage guitar if youbuy only American guitars. It isnt to say that other countries such as Japan do not make a greatguitar, but the vintage market is best for American made guitars. You will then be able to buy aguitar that will increase in value over the years. Also, the reputation of the American made guitars,especially the older ones, is increasing. It used to be that people looked down on the 1970sStratocasters but now you can find them sold on auction sites for thousands of dollars. It is thesame thing with 1980s Gibson guitars which were once thought of as poor quality replicas.This is simply because of buyers demand. After all of the "desirable" guitars have all been boughtup, the collectors go to whatever is left that will command attention. So that is why if you want tofind a real deal on vintage guitars that will increase in value you should buy guitars that collectorsare currently not paying much attention to. That way, by the time they get around to these guitars,they will be worth a great deal of money. For example, you may not want to go with FenderMustangs or Gibson Melody Makers which are already desirable. Instead you should go withstudent models that havent been noticed yet.An example of this would be the Fender Bullet. It is still popular in brand name but it is consideredto be a student model guitar. You can still find great deals on the ones that were made in the early1980s but they are garnering attention now which will make them hugely popular in a few years.Fender also put out other great American made student models such as the Lead I, II and III whichyou can still buy for less than $300.Gibson is also another collectible brand. Granted the Melody Makers are already expensive butthe Kalamazoo line hasnt been tapped out yet. Similar to the Melody Makers you can find themfor less than $100 and have a great guitar in which to invest in for later on. In general if you stickwith Gibson and Fender and watch out for the less talked about student models you are alreadyfinding deals that will appreciate in value over the years. But more so you are finding quality madeguitars that are great to look at, wonderful to play sometimes and have a nice background to them.
Steve Krenz is the instructor for Learn and Master Guitar. He is a active guitarist playing andrecords professionally in Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. He is a sought-after speaker andguitar lessons teacher conducting guitar-playing and music workshops in churches and venuesacross the United States and abroad, reaching as far as New Zealand and South America.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Steve_Krenz==== ====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==== ====