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July 17, 2020

Finding the Holy Grail – What is My Guitar Worth? – Rare Guitars

How to Find Out the Age and Value of a Guitar Maybe you picked up an old guitar at a yard sale for a few bucks, or maybe you've noticed…
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July 9, 2020

Borrow Against Your Guitar – A Cool Asset!

Borrow Against Your Guitar There is just a certain something about guitars. More than almost any musical instruments, with the possible exception of saxophones, they are the epitome of cool.…
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July 3, 2020

10 Acoustic Songs That Taught Me Guitar – 1963 Martin D-28 – Handcrafted McPherson MG 4.5

10 Acoustic Songs That Taught Me Guitar (easy to hard) My 20+ years of learning guitar, portrayed in 10 acoustic songs. We start with the most basic techniques, and end…
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June 25, 2020

Most Valuable Guitars – Rarest Electric Guitars in the World – Greatest Guitar Solos

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…
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June 8, 2020

Rare Guitars – Vintage Guitars

Rare Guitar Shop Rare Guitar Shop is the culmination of four decades; buying, selling, playing and advising folks on some great guitars. Our business model is simple…”offer the best in…
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April 8, 2020

Power Builders Series: This Month…Kelton Swade

Power Builders...a weekly series about guitar luthiers that go Above and Beyond. This week, our look into the craft and elements of world renown 'Super Builders', we landed on the…
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March 30, 2020

Borrow Against Your Guitar’s Value – 3 Guitars That Increase In Value

1. Fender guitars from before 1965 Today Fender is the kind of brand you can buy an affordable, good-quality guitar from. It won’t be unique, though. Since Leo Fender sold…
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March 27, 2020

Guitar Photography is Challenging

We often hear the words "...a picture is worth a thousand words..." While true indeed, then how does one create the scene, portrait, landscape and objects to tell all 1,000…
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March 13, 2020

Borrow Money Against Your Rare Guitar – How Do You Know Your Guitar Is Valuable?

Prowling around a closet or attic you come across that daisy decal-festooned ‘60s-era electric guitar you remember your dad occasionally plinking on. How do you tell if you’ve got a…
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March 3, 2020

Gibson Custom Shop – Firebirds

Gibson USA Custom Shop showcased some rather tasty new members to the lineup this year; the infamous Gibson Firebird line from the 1960's ! I was able to talk to…
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February 26, 2020

Fender American Standard Guitars – Made in Japan?

Wait...what was that? Fender American Standard Series Stratocasters and other models were made in Japan...???!!! IMPOSSIBLE. In fact, not only POSSIBLE...they were! Remember...some of the finest guitar builders together with…
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February 19, 2020

Guitar Myth Breakers

I'm excited to announce a new series that we are putting together each week called "Guitar Myth Breakers" ... fact vs. fiction. Several renowned experts that have been involved in…
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February 14, 2020

The History Behind Fender Custom Shop

Despite the innovations brought with the Smith Strat, The Strat, the introduction of the Gold Stratocaster and the Walnut Strat in the early 80's, the passion of guitarists towards the…
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February 11, 2020

TAX GUIDE 101, FOR 2019

This is a simple but effective 'quick guide' to our basic TAX filings for 2019. State and local taxes would require a book...yes indeed. I'll leave that alone for now.…
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February 5, 2020

How To Value A Rare Vintage Guitar

Here's an interesting topic...just how do we put a price on a GUITAR that is: Vintage Ultra Low number of it produced Lack of sales history Excellent to Museum Quality…
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January 31, 2020

Frozen Assets And Why Guitars Do Not Freeze

High net worth individuals, business owners and other countless others who, with or without fault of their own, can run into situations that can be financially devastating. You open you…
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January 29, 2020

FINDING A NICHE WITH NEWER GUITARS

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…
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January 29, 2020

ART AS VALUE TO GUITARS

Lately, I have noticed a welcome trend in the making and creating of guitars. Art. So why now, why after 3-4 decades of the focus being vintage reissues, accuracy and…