Gruhn is best known, however, for the Nashville store he opened in , a shrine for serious players and collectors around the world. There are many differences. For one thing, there are a lot more recent-issue and utility-used guitars out there than vintage guitars. It took Martin from to to make , guitars, and they hit serial number , in and 1,, in Gibson and Fender are way up. The number of vintage guitars, however, is tiny.
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The Vintage Guitar News and Views.
The Vintage Guitar News and Views. As a vintage guitar dealer, when I am considering making a purchase for inventory, I have to speculate on what may be a strong selling instrument in the future. I have been lucky at times to have purchased guitars by just being at the right place at the right time over the years. Selling these guitars I have found it necessary in growing my business, yet at times it has been difficult to let some of them go to my clientele because, like you, I also have a special place in my life for old guitars and gear. This is probably the hardest part of doing what I do, letting some of my girls go. So here are a few of the guitars over the years I wish I could have kept and found heartbreaking to watch them go.
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Much like the monthly, it focused on classic guitars and amps but in a traditionally-sized format on thicker, glossy stock and employing layouts designed to highlight the artistic photography commissioned for its use. In , VG began using glossy paper in the editorial sections of its monthly offering. In , the company issued the first version of The Guide as a booklet, and today the annual book compiles historical data and lists values on more than 2, brands derived from comprehensive research and market analysis on thousands of vintage and recent—model guitars, amps, basses, effects pedals, mandolins, lap steels, ukuleles, and banjos. It is regarded by professional players, guitar dealers, and collectors as the premier source for accurate values on vintage gear.