The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2016
Authors: Alan Greenwood and Gil Hembree
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Format: 624 pages, soft cover, 8.125 x 10.75
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Knowledge and information are vital in the dynamic world of collectible guitars and gear, and no source provides it better than The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide. With information on more than 2,000 brands along with 1,300 photos and more than 192,000 copies sold, The Guide remains the industry’s hands-down leading source of pricing information on Guitars, Basses, Amps, Effects, Lap Steels, Steels, Ukuleles, Mandolins, and Banjos all in one book!
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*The 42-Guitar Index includes: Fender: 1952 Precision Bass (blond), 1952 Esquire (blond), 1953 Telecaster (blond), 1956 Stratocaster (sunburst), 1958 Jazzmaster (sunburst), 1958 Telecaster (blond), 1960 Stratocaster (sunburst), 1961 Jazz Bass (sunburst, “stack knob”), 1962 Jazz Bass (sunburst, three-knob), 1963 Telecaster Custom (sunburst), 1963 Esquire Custom (sunburst), 1964 Jaguar (Lake Placid Blue), 1964 Precision Bass (sunburst), 1966 Stratocaster (Candy Apple Red).
Gibson: 1952 ES-5 (sunburst), 1952 Les Paul Model, 1954 Les Paul Junior, 1958 EB-2 (sunburst), 1958 Les Paul Custom, 1958 ES-335 (natural), 1958 Super 400CES, 1959 Les Paul Junior, 1959 J-160E, 1961 ES-355, 1961 Les Paul SG, 1964 Thunderbird II (sunburst), 1965 EB-3, 1969 Citation (sunburst).
Martin: 1931 OM-28, 1936 00-28, 1935 D-18, 1944 000-28 (scalloped-brace), 1944 D-28, 1950 D-28, 1958 000-18, 1959 D-18. 1959 D-28E, 1962 D-28, 1967 GT-75, 1968 000-18, 1969 N-20, 1969 D-45
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“Guitar enthusiasts enjoy passionate discussions about how values have fluctuated throughout the years, and The Guide
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“In an ever-changing world of vintage-instrument pricing, The Guide
– now 25 years in production – stands as the best resource of its kind, providing a good starting point for collectors and listing spot-on, realistic values. It’s a highly valuable resource for the seller and buyer alike.” – Stan Werbin, Elderly Instruments
About the Authors
launched Vintage Guitar
magazine in 1986. Vintage Guitar
is the largest monthly publication for guitar collectors, enthusiasts, and dealers. He also publishes Vintage Guitar
Online at www.VintageGuitar.com, the free email newsletter VG Overdrive
, VG Acoustic
, and VG Signal Chain
, and The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide
which he started in 1990. His collection includes several vintage instruments from the ’20s to the ’80s, as well as newer production and custom-made guitars, amps, effects, lap steels, and ukuleles. He lives in Bismarck, North Dakota.
began collecting guitars in 1966 while working at Kitt’s Music, in Washington, D.C. Familiarity with the professional musicians playing on Georgetown’s M-Street allowed him to dabble in early buy-sell, but his academic interest in finance led to a corporate job in Michigan. Throughout his financial career he played in bands and searched for original-owner vintage guitars in Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Port Huron, Pontiac, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo. In 2000, freshly retired from corporate finance, he became the co-author of The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide
. In 2007, Hal Leonard released his biography of Ted McCarty: Gibson Guitars: Ted McCarty’s Golden Era: 1948-1966
. After residing in Michigan for 35 years, Hembree and his wife, Jane, relocated to Austin, Texas.