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Guitars Worth Leaving Behind

Interesting article here by Jol Dantzig: An interesting yet disturbing trend of late in the vintage-guitar market is perfectly correct instruments being parted out to meet the demand for rare hardware. Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the kind of legacy we’ll leave behind. I’m not talking about big ideas […]

Part of Rory Gallagher’s guitar collection for sale

New Kings Road Vintage Guitar Emporium are very proud to offer a selection of guitars and amplifiers for sale from the collection of Ireland’s legendary guitarist, Rory Gallagher. These instruments have never been offered for sale until now. There are some great pieces that have been used live and in the studio by Rory, and […]

GuitarTrader launches online gear marketplace

A new marketplace website, GuitarTrader.co.uk, aimed at helping shops and guitar buyers find second-hand, used and vintage items has launched. Pitching itself as the AutoTrader of the guitar world (though not in any way affiliated with that brand), GuitarTrader is essentially an online classified ad service, which hopes to provide a forum for anyone wishing […]

*ALERT* Guitar Collection Stolen in Sweden

I’m posting this on behalf of the Owner, please be aware of these instruments in case they start showing up for sale.. Hello, Unfortunately half of my collection of guitars, which I have collected and hand picked for more than 25 years, has been stolen in Ystad, very south in Sweden. Most of the 15 […]

Tony Bacon Interview

Any guitarist who has walked the aisles of the nearest Barnes & Noble or roamed the guitar related entries at Amazon.com has seen the name Tony Bacon. For the past couple of decades Tony has been linked to well-researched tomes on Gibsons, Fenders, Gretsch’s and thousands of pages about cool, historic, unique and downright weird […]

Nice George Gruhn interview..

A nice interview has recently been posted with George Gruhn. The world of guitars has a select few gurus who have reached a place where they offer a foundation of expertise. In the world of vintage guitars, the name that always comes to mind is George Gruhn. Certainly, there are others with vintage guitar expertise […]

Richard Gere’s Guitar Collection Raises Nearly $1 Million at Auction

A collection of vintage guitars owned by the Hollywood actor Richard Gere has been sold at a Christie’s auction in New York. The sale featured 107 lots, including guitars and amplifiers, which Gere had amassed over a 20-year period. In all the sale raised $936,438, with all but 4% of the lots sold. The sale’s […]

Whose Axe Made Your Guitar? You’d Better Find Out

With the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service raiding Gibson’s Tennessee factories again recently, This article is well worth a read, as it has consequences for any owner of a vintage wooden instrument. The government alleges that Gibson imported woods in violation of the Lacey Act, a century-old law that makes it a federal crime to […]

Richard Gere To Auction His Guitar Collection at Christies New York On October 11

Actor Richard Gere has decided to sell his guitar collection at Christies New York in October. The sale will offer approximately 110 lots, which will include a range of vintage American guitars, including models by Martin, Gibson, Fender, Gretsch and Epiphone models, and a selection of amplifiers, as well as iconic guitars that belonged to […]

Nova Scotia swap meet could turn up some treasures

A Halifax, NS businessman is hoping musicians from all over New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. will dig through their closets for old guitars, amplifiers and other gear and bring it all to Moncton for a unique swap meet. The swap meet is set for Saturday, May 7 at the Moncton Lions Centre on St. […]

Norm’s Rare Guitars Interview

Nice video interview with Norm Harris of Norm’s Rare Guitars;

Father And Son Accused Of Handling £170K Of Stolen Guitars

A well known Yorkshire father and son business partnership dealing in rare and old musical instruments and equipment have been accused of handling stolen guitars worth £170,000 (c.$260,000). At the time of the alleged offences Richard and Justin Harrison owned a well known company called Music Ground. They had shops in Leeds, Manchester and London […]

Vintage Guitar magazine Lists 10 Most Valuable Guitars

Vintage Guitar magazine has released a list of the 10 most valuable production-model electric and acoustic guitars. Using data accumulated in the research for The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2011, the list includes only guitars that were originally offered in manufacturer product lines. It does not include custom-made and/or celebrity-owned instruments. “Guitars are an […]

Eric Clapton to sell off guitars for Crossroads Centre

Eric Clapton is to sell off part of his extensive guitar collection to raise money for his rehab clinic. Highlights of the sale will include a guitar the musician played at the Cream reunion shows in 2005, estimated to sell for more than £13,000. More than 150 lots will be auctioned in the New York […]

Another Hendrix Guitar Auction

Another Hendrix guitar is up for auction next month, this time the it’s the Fender Duo-Sonic he owned and played before he was famous. Jimi played on this guitar on tour with the Isley Brothers and it is expected to fetch around $180,000. The blond Duo-Sonic is a 1959 or 1960 model, which the 21-year-old […]

The Holy Grail: I Buy A 1958 Sunburst Les Paul

Here’s a nice article by rock writer Binky Philips on the Huffington Post website. Lots of anecdotes about New York guitar buying and the stories of how old guitars get passed around. Just a taster; Anyway, one afternoon later that summer, Teddy Slatus, Edgar Winter’s road manager, came in with both of regular-customer Rick Derringer’s […]

Should you ever buy a guitar on credit?

Here’s a guest post from Mark Hooson at Moneysupermarket.com with advice about the pitfalls of buying guitars on credit.. Most guitarists, at some point in their life, will fall prey of ‘Guitar Acquisition Syndrome’. Characterised by the irrepressible and urgent need to acquire a guitar, regardless of its price or availability, the only cure for […]

How to Buy a Vintage Guitar

I found this interesting video on sale whilst browsing on Amazon yesterday. How to Buy a Vintage Guitar [VHS] This buyer’s guide teaches how to appraise, critique, determine originality and playability, recognize counterfeits and predict future investment values. Using both electric and acoustic guitars as teaching tools, George examines finish, hardware, fret type, inlays, bindings, […]

Vintage Guitar Parts

I found an interesting new website today, which may be useful for all of us at some point. The Parts Drawer is a vintage guitar parts service, dealing primarily with Gibson and Fender (about 80% of their stock) but also catering for other makes too. In their own words; With over 20 years of experience […]

Alan Rogan Interview

Alan Rogan, legendary guitar technician with The Who and the Rolling Stones, talks about his work and guitars. Guitar tech to rock royalty for decades, Alan talks about his long stint with Who guitar legend Pete Townshend, and explains why Pete’s custom-modded Fender Stratocaster® guitar and Vibro-King® amp are “the real thing” …

Vintage Fender Colours

Just a quickie..I found Curtis Novak’s  great site with a wonderful pictorial view of vintage Fender colours. Even if you aren’t interested in the colours, it’s worth having a look for the lovely photography. In Curtis’ own words… These are pictures of my sample blocks of Fender 60’s colors. I attempted to create as accurate […]

Collectable Guitars pt 22 – Shergold Guitars

Shergold was a little-known guitar company started in 1967 by Jack Golder and Norman Houlder, who had both previously worked for Burns. They were located in Harold Wood, East London for most of their professional career. Some models introduced by Shergold were the Masquerader, the Modulator (with active electronics), and the Custom Double, a twin […]

Vintage Guitar Forum

I found this great forum whilst researching a future post about Dwight guitars. I haven’t had the time to delve too deeply into all the sub forums, but I strongly recommend that anyone with an interest in vintage guitars should spend some time snooping around here… http://www.vintaxe.com/boards/index.php

The State of the Vintage Guitar Market

Interviews with guitar dealers at the 2008 Arlington guitar show…