Vintage is 30 years old, now Pre1989

Discussion in '"Vintage" Instruments' started by Oatie, Dec 31, 2017.


  1. fenderjapan

    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    There is a reason there are quotations around "Vintage" in the name of this forum. We have no consensus. /thread
     
  2. DeVilleDude

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    Hmmm...1989. This means the serial number on my SRV has reached vintage status. The guitar itself has 3 more years to wait. ;)
     
  3. ce24fan

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    Dude! You're totally forgetting about the Gibson Corvus! Those are vintage now!:rotflmao
     
  4. ce24fan

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    Only if the are "set up for slide":D
     
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  5. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels

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    Hardly. There are a million more Gibson body shapes from the '70s and '80s that didn't sell, but the point was to demonstrate that Gibson is still coming up with new shapes.
     
  6. Comanche5

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    Can someone tell me what's special about guitars made after ~1975?
     
  7. Scary Uncle G.

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    That means next year my 1984 Dodge Shelby Charger (a gussied-up Omni 024) will be "vintage." It DOESN'T make it either desirable or collectible.
     
  8. Blackmoreguitar

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    It means it will have been vintage for 10 years next year........But yeah, I can't think of my RG550 as vintage, even though it's over 30 years old.
     
  9. Scary Uncle G.

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    No, it will have been “vintage” for FIVE years. Apparently neither of us can count.
     
  10. JackD

    JackD Gold Supporting Member

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    Yikes, I got married in ‘87!
     
  11. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    Regardless of who’s opinion it might be, it’s still just an opinion!

    In my opinion, it’s a useful term in some contexts, but if someone is using it to define the date of a specific guitar, it’s the actual date that matters. “63 Strat” and “vintage 63 Strat” mean the same thing.
     
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  12. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    I think a lot of people who see the particular era of guitars that were in the earlier definitions of "vintage" as being significant (which I do too) get stuck on applying the term vintage to them and trying to hold the line on that come hell or high water. Not going to happen. Vintage is a time based concept and time marches on. Do people think that 50 years from now guitar guys and gals are going to be saying "Oh, it's a 68 Strat, too bad it's not vintage!"?

    I am happy with people defining the eras though, just not with the vintage tag. Maybe "Golden Era of Gibson" or something, or Pre CBS Fender or whatever. These are distinctions that could hold up over time and retain their meaning.
     
  13. Hired Goon

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    But at the same time, I have an 86 CHarvel Model 1, and now I see postings on Reverb priced at 3 times what I paid for it back in the day.
     
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  14. telesquire

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    Sorry, but that is incorrect. A Vintage Car is one produced between 1919 and 1930. At least the car club authorities and the car world agree on these fixed dates for classification.
     
  15. Simto

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    I became Vintage December 10th 2017 :dude

    I'd like to get a guitar from my birth year, but I'm not really into late 80's guitars other than Ibanez Jems. But I'm not a fan of the necks :(
     
  16. Coolidge

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    LOL that's my new definition of the internet.
     

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