25 Most Valuable Guitars

Vintage Guitar is marking 25 years of publication with a year full of cool giveaways and features. This month, we continue the celebration with a list of the 25 guitars that, thanks to certain players, songs, and the laws of supply and demand, have become exceedingly valuable.

There are few collectibles in modern pop culture that are as cool as guitars. They’re functional, tactile art that inspires players and music fans alike. As a VG reader, you’re acutely aware of the guitar’s status as a pop-culture icon. But beyond fond memories of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan or Hendrix at Woodstock, for some, guitars also serve as investments. So, using data accumulated in the research for The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2011, we offer this look at the 25 most valuable production-model (not celebrity-owned) guitars…



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9 Rarest Electric Guitars in the World

Electric guitars are one of the most collected and valuable musical instruments in the world. Often times, the value of an electric guitar increases exponentially depending on how famous the musician who owned it was. Due to this many of these guitars are rare because of their history and not because of how many were produced. For this list, we chose to focus on rare electric guitars that are scarce because very few were sold during their original production run. This of rare electric guitars also contains some prototypes…



1968-1969 Les Paul Goldtop Standard – Own a Piece of Guitar History

In minty showroom condition, a step back in time to the late 60’s would be the best way to describe this museum quality Les Paul… complete with one piece body, one piece neck, ’68 pots and transitional tenon…

1968-69 Les Paul Goldtop Standard II


Borrow Against Guitars

Borrow Against Guitars will quickly lend you the money you need because we know what your guitar is worth. We collect vintage guitars. Browse our collectible guitar shop.
For Borrowers

There are several factors involved that separate the ‘value’ and ‘market desire’ for guitars. The most compelling factor is a guitar that they do not make any longer… could be a vintage era, coveted production era or a limited series run.

Our focus is based upon what the banks don’t accept. Period. Guitars are our niche and we look to dominate the category by providing a scaled version of what the banks do with higher returns…


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