Ten Online Sources For Vintage And Rare Electric Guitars
Ten Top Places To Buy A Rare or Vintage Guitar Online
Vintage and rare electric guitars are in the spotlight and are becoming highly collectible. When some of the top names, especially if they have a history, go up for sale they can fetch into the tens of thousand of dollars. Fortunately there are still enough of the lesser known and massed produced vintage guitars in the market place that you should be able to find a playable option for a fraction of that.
Often considered auditory and visual works of art, a hand crafted vintage guitar can seem to have a voice, and a life all it's own. That may be the reason, beyond eccentricity, that stimulates so many artists to actually name their guitars.
I've owned a pair of acoustic guitars for the past thirty years and even though they're quite ordinary I like to tune them up and run through some chords now and again. Even though my ability to play a guitar is, well, virtually non-existent, I still get a kick out of it.
That said I do like collecting many things and hope to add a vintage guitar or two to my collection of "stuff". I'm especially fond of vintage acoustic guitars, but while researching the different online resources I've come to appreciate how cool the early vintage electric guitars are. (also known as "axes" for those who didn't take electric guitar 101).
With a little patience you can still find some great deals for vintage guitars online. There are hundreds of little shops around the country that specialize in vintage guitars and other stringed instruments. This is a list of stores that offer their collectibles through online methods. I won't pretend this is a tell all, but I've added ten links that should keep you very interested and with any luck at all you'll find at least one guitar you'd love to own that fits within your budget.
Image credit: Photo of a Vintage Yamaha Guitar - Flickr.com by Freebird_71
Vintage Guitar Collecting Buyers Guide
Ten Top Online Vintage Guitar Websites - The Link List
- eBay One Of The Best Online Resources For Collectibles
In my opinion eBay is the best online platform for landing a deal online. If you can't find a deal on your first visit, try again. My last search yielded over 30,000 listings under vintage guitars for sale."Start Here" and narrow your search once ins
- Gruhn Guitars Sales Service Repair
Gruhn one of the bigger names in vintage guitars is a Historic Downtown Nashville, Tennessee based company that has built a world wide following.
- Elderly Guitars
Elderly Guitars has a physical address located in Lansing, Michigan. If that's too far to drive from your location they also sell vintage and collectible guitars online. You'll also find other stringed instruments, like ukuleles.
- Norms Rare Guitars Selling To The Stars Since 1975
Normans Rare Guitars - Selling the worlds finest guitars to the biggest stars since "1975" - Selling great guitars from the Los Angeles area and online.
- Gibson Fine Guitars Forums and Community
This link is to the Gibson Community pages, which make up one of the largest online communities devoted specifically to guitars. With a slant on Gibson, this is a must view...
- Olivias Vintage Guitars
Some really nice looking vintage guitars are being offered here at Olivia's and since it's my Grand Daughters name, I thought we should give her a link.
- Relic Guitars - Awesome Vintage Style Guitars
Relic reproduces classic vintage style guitars. They are on my top ten list... because they do such an awesome job re-creating vintage style masterpieces.
- Blue Book of Guitar Values
Maybe you have become a serious collector or are starting to buy and sell guitars for a profit. This guitar valuation service is available through a subscription.
- Emerald City Guitars
Emerald city based out of Seattle has a fine reputation and some vintage guitars that will blow you away. All the sites listed are great resources to use when valuing your next guitar purchase.
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Vintage Miniature Guitar Replicas
Officially Licensed Fender Stratocaster Miniature Guitar Replica
Sunburst Distressed Custom Shop Finish
These non-playing miniature guitars are hand painted replicas of the famous Stratocastor guitars that were manufactured by fender and stand about 10" tall.
For more information including current pricing and availability follow the link or double click the photo. Image Credit: Rocknrollactionfigures.com
Voyage-Air Folding Neck Travel Guitar
A Voyage-Air Folding Travel Guitar is a guitar that uses new technology which allows it to fit almost anywhere. This guitar literally folds ij half so you ca...
Custom Guitar Pick Maker - Perfect Gift For The Guitarist
If you own a guitar you no doubt have used a pair of scissors (or a box knife) to cut your own version of a pick from an expired gift card, an old vinyl reco...