There are so many great avenues when it comes to buying guitars as both incredible instruments and value add assets. Here is one method that has proven a solid performer in my own portfolio plus countless other clients portfolios which is low risk, low cost and high returns on equity.

Let’s discuss new(ish) guitars that have limited runs, famed builders and rare-hard to find guitars. I will do several articles on these and we’ll begin with this as a great example!

Every year, Fender, Martin and Gibson make a few custom guitars…some that make their way to the dealer shows, some to high volume dealers and others to celebrities. The time and care that go into these builds is over the top. Everything has to be just so…with the focus on getting the “after run production models” into the hands of many. This one is a Prototype that Fender hand build 6 years ago. This guitar was showcased to dealers and at shows to add momentum on their 1959 spec Stratocasters as well as other model years. True to the original, you’ll see details that replicate that era rather well.

What makes this a collectable and a solid portfolio builder is its pedigree. Fender, authentic, hand built and prototype with the ALL important certificate that establishes provenance. Without the certificate, it’s just another custom guitar.

These will alway appreciate in value and demand only gets stronger…why?…they don’t make ’em any more plus only ONE or very few exists. In this example…ONE.

I have been successful using the fundamentals above…never wavering from the strategy. I can do this forever! Such a joy…!!!

David Peterson

David Peterson

My love is passion is guitars. Since 1967 with paper route money in hand, I bought my first guitar and amp. Since then, some 50 plus years later my involvement within the industry has grown and now I am focused on players, musicians and collectors alike to help them keep their treasures, buy pieces that are special to them and help them get top dollar in the marketplace. Guitars ARE collateral in our world !

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