Actually it has SOME use. It does describe the history of each manufacturer so I can learn a bit about how Fender or Gibson came about. Or who Baker is for instance.Originally posted by Distortion
I believe this guitar belongs to Marcus McQ..
I remember when he picked it..
It really is a unique piece..
There are plenty of books available which describe in exhaustive detail how Gibson and Fender were started. Wanna learn about Gene Baker? Go to his website.Originally posted by jimmybcool
Actually it has SOME use. It does describe the history of each manufacturer so I can learn a bit about how Fender or Gibson came about. Or who Baker is for instance.
The market for high end guitars is constantly changing, even moreso now than ever. PRS CBS Fenders have gone through the roof as have PAF Goldtops. You wanna keep up with prices? Follow the high end dealer's stocklists. Go to Arlington. See what hangs around and what flies out the door. Also keep in mind the fact that most of the super desirable stuff never even makes it to a list (or to a "Bluebook" for that matter).Originally posted by jimmybcool
But apparently as a source for determining value of guitars it falls short. Strange, I always thought a Blue book was for that reason. Silly me.
My buddy Craig runs the Natick, MA GC and he knows his **** period in life. I can't speak for any other GC because he's the only cat in that organization that I deal with and he treats me(Splatta and bunch of my crew as well) incredibly well. I've never once seen him break out the Bluebook. That's some end-user bathroom reading.Originally posted by malabarmusic
Which probably explains why it's what Guitar Center salespeople tend to use in determining what to offer on trade-ins.
I would check www.larkstreetmusic.com www.davesguitar.com www.southworthguitars.comOriginally posted by jimmybcool
Well it might serve a purpose in the bathroom after all
So which are the high end dealers I should watch and what is Arlington?
I would just like to have a good feel for values on guitars and have no idea why