Miscellaneous Vintage Guitar Values
you have a vintage guitar and would like to know how much it is worth?
On this page, you will about the evaluating a huge variety of guitars.
It can be difficult to find information about miscellaneous vintage guitar values if you don't happen to own one of the better known brands like Gibson, Martin, or Fender. Later we will tell you how you can find information about Aria, B.C.Rich, Charvel, Dean, Jackson, PRS, Peavey, Samick, Washburn, or any other guitar that you might own.
Steps to Take to Discover What YOUR Guitar is Worth
To determine the value of your guitar, you must know the model and the year of manufacture. to There are a few sites that provide serial number look ups to determine the year..Just do a search for "(Your Guitar) Serial Numbers".
You must also determine whether your guitar is in Original Condition. Any modifications, including tuning keys, pick-ups, bridges, and especially refinishes will lower the value of your your guitar.
You need to evaluate the condition of your guitar. Does it look almost new with very little damage, does it look as though it has been played a lot with a few scratches and some fret wear, or is it a complete wreck? The condition of the guitar is extremely important in determining the value.
The amount of demand for the particular year and model will also greatly affect the value. The more people who want the guitar, the more they are willing to pay.
Determining the Value
Once you have the above information in hand, you can get a general idea of the value by searching for your guitar on eBay. There you will be able to find out what people are asking for guitars similar to yours. You can also search for your guitar in the Harmony Central reviews. Most of these reviews mention how much the owner paid for the guitar.
If you want a completely accurate evaluation of your guitar, my advice would be to go to the experts at Blue Book of Guitar Values . You can get an evaluation of one guitar for less than $5.00, or you can subscribe, as I have, so that you can evaluate as many guitars as you want. I have found this service to be accurate and extremely useful.