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. At school guys who played the violin or flute were seen as swotty and dull, but if they could bash out a couple of chords on a beaten-up old Fender, that was a different matter.
Guitars are also aesthetic objects: their basic curves may be found in violins and cellos, but only ‘axes’ can pull off cherry sunburst, cardinal red, or even silver sparkle finishes with aplomb, and as a result they’ve become increasingly desirable.
This means that many are great investments, appreciating by 10 to 20 per cent a year – far better returns than you’ll find in a building society! And you can play them!
The good news is that you don’t have to earn a rock star’s wages to afford such an asset. Noel Gallagher of Oasis used his Switch card to buy a guitar for less than $500 just before he hit the big time and has now, apparently, developed quite an eye for collectibles.
However, you need to know what to look for because, as in any market, there are duds and fakes..so watch out!
Oasis MTV Unplugged
Following their triumphant achievments at Knebworth in 1996, Oasis were invited by MTV to take part in their own “Unplugged” at the Royal Festival Hall. However, in classic Oasis style, fractures between the Gallagher brothers opened-up, with Liam deciding that he was not well enough to sing. Noel Gallagher took-over vocal dutiesm and delivered a solid performance…