==== ====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==== ====There are guitars and there are vintage guitars. These are guitars that are celebrated. They cost abundle. There are guitars that are so revered that you have to be somebody in the guitar world toown one.The vintage craze or mania is fueled by the assumption that any guitar from the 50s is certainly arare gem. Jim Miller agrees that a well-built guitar from a bygone era has some magic to it if it alsoplays well. However, he points out that quality control then was totally nonexistent.In fact, if you want to hear the truth, you are really advised to be very careful when picking a"vintage" guitar just because it is a guitar thats your grandfathers age. Believe it or not, the bestguitars are being made today.However, thats a different matter. Vintage guitars have their place. And who wouldnt be proud tohave a 54 Strat or 58 Les Paul? But you have to be really rich to be able to lay your hands onthese guitars.There are wise considerations to make when buying vintage guitars: Are you buying a vintageguitar to make a point as a guitarist or are you doing it as an investment (much like folks buy stockthat they believe will appreciate and so make them rich)?If you are buying a vintage guitar to enhance your image as a guitarist, all well and good. Theresno way going on stage with a 54 Strat wont set you apart (thats if you can afford it). Theres noway a 58 Les Paul wont make you the envy of every guitarist in your town. So if that seems agood return on your investment, then go for it.However, if you are doing it as an investment you want to turn you into a wealthy person within adecade or so, then you need a lot of experience and caution here.Youll need to have more than a casual knowledge of guitar history. Youll need to understand thetrend in technology. Youll need to predict correctly what the future guitarist will rave about thepast.If you can do all that well, then you can truly build a fortune investing in vintage guitars. However,if you cant, youd be better off buying stock from a blue chip company and leave those vintageguitars for those who know what to do with them.
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