January 5, 2005
The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2005 tackles the seemingly indomitable task of placing values on thousands of vintage and recent model guitars, amps, basses, effects pedals, mandolins, lap steels, and ukuleles.
Vintage Guitar magazine has published a monthly “Price Guide” column since 1988, and published its first Guide book in '91.
This year's edition contains 432 pages of information and pricing on nearly 1,200 brands, many never before included in any price guide. And there are more than 900 photos. In terms of interest, The Guide covers the gamut, from the $400 Microfrets Golden Comet to the $250,000 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, from the $100 Stella Singing Cowboy to Martin's $200,000 1938 Martin D-45. Regardless of your level of interest in buying and/or collecting fretted instruments, The Guide offers the information you need to make an informed purchase.
The Guide features quick-find page headings, a comprehensive index, and a dealer directory that puts you just an e-mail or phone call away from guitar sellers in every region of the country. Also included is an in-depth look at the factors that drive the collectible instrument market, explaining the “howsand whys” in regard to the values of vintage and used equipment.
Price: $24.95. ISBN: 1-884883-16-8
For more information, visit their web site at www.vguitar.com