The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2018

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The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide

You know it as the industry’s leading source of pricing information on vintage and recent-model guitars, amps, basses, effect pedals, mandolins, lap steels, ukuleles, and banjos, and now its available in a digital format!
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 listings for more than 2,000 brands along with 1,386 photos and more than 208,000 copies sold, The Guide is 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!

The One the Dealers and Professional Players Use!

“My heart beats a little faster when the new VG Price Guide is released each year. It’s the guitar equivalent of the swimsuit issue – I have to get this book! I love it because it keeps me up-to-date on values and gives helpful details on the models I’m most interested in buying.” – John 5
The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide is the definitive source for dealers and consumers – there’s no finer publication on the subject. Its authors diligently refine The Guide each year with updated pricing, photos, and model designations. It’s a must for all guitar enthusiasts, collectors, and professionals.” – Gary Dick, Gary’s Classic Guitars
“As a vintage-guitar collector – and more importantly a fan of the golden era of guitar manufacturing – I find The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide an indispensable tool on my bookshelf. Besides keeping me informed and up-to-date on the ever-changing values of many of my guitars, it’s fascinating to read and view photos of those ‘that got away’ and settle arguments about which guitars underwent design changes in specific years.” – John “Jay Jay” French, Twisted Sister
Tom Petersson, Cheap Trick“I’ve always loved searching out vintage guitars, basses, and amplifiers, and The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide is the perfect way to stay informed on their market values. Each year, I buy two copies – one for home, and one for the road.” – Tom Petersson, Cheap Trick
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Fred Oster, Vintage Instruments/“Antiques Roadshow”“As pro dealers for more than 40 years, we’ve learned a great deal, and know a great deal – but not everything. The Guide has been very helpful over the years, and continues to be one of the best references and resources in our field.” – Fred Oster, Vintage Instruments/“Antiques Roadshow”
Dewey Bowen“I’ve been buying, selling, and trading guitars, amps, and all sorts of musical merchandise since 1968. Sure wish I’d had the information available in The Guide that whole time. It’s absolutely the best reference available today to get pricing information that you need for your buying, selling and trading.” – Dewey Bowen, Freedom Guitar
John Majdalani“Guitar enthusiasts enjoy passionate discussions about how values have fluctuated throughout the years, and The Guide is a wonderful resource for such information. My favorite part is reading about the company histories, especially the smaller ones we normally don’t hear about, or are no longer in business. Everyone should own a copy to expand their knowledge.” – John Majdalani, Cream City Music
Stan Werbin“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
Grant Geissman“I love cool vintage guitars – who doesn’t? When I want more information about the guitars I have – or guitars I wish I had – I go straight to The Guide. It contains accurate, detailed information with tons of good pictures, as well as listings for amps, effects, lap steels, and even banjos. You just can’t go wrong with it!” – Grant Geissman, jazz/session guitarist, Emmy-nominated composer
Shane Theriot“Oh yeah! The Guide is the go-to resource – not only for the highly informative and accurate info on vintage instruments, but also because it’s great for obsessive viewing and drooling over those ‘Someday, I’ll find one of these’ items. It’s like a toy catalog for grown-ups! I learn something new each time I read it.” – Shane Theriot, Grammy-winning arranger, solo artist, and musical director for Hall & Oates band and “Live at Daryl’s House”

About the Authors

Alan GreenwoodAlan Greenwood launched Vintage Guitar magazine in 1986 and in ’90 started The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide. The company has expanded to include the massive daily-updated Vintage Guitar Online at, the free Overdrive email newsletters, large followings on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, and co-sponsorship of guitars shows across the country. 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.
Gil HembreeGil Hembree 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.

Format: 616 pages, soft cover, 8.125 x 10.75
ISBN: 978-1-884883-36-6