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All information from this page was constructed 2007-2015
This page contains viewable and downloadable files for resale, stats, and some photos of specific vintage brands of guitars today. All sale prices or information shown on these pages are from actual sales or information provided by owners or public web sites. Please feel free to download content by clicking on the individual brand content below, or to comment using the "Contact Us" link at left.
 
Content from any area on this site is free to download except if otherwise specified, and as long as acknowledging this site as the source. HOWEVER, no information can be redistributed or sold, or placed on a site that charges a fee for accessing it.
I DO NOT PROVIDE ESTIMATES OF VALUE FOR GUITARS. PLEASE READ WHY (CLICK ).
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PLEASE ALSO REFER TO THE VARIOUS SHEETS ON THE PAGES TO THE LEFT.

SOME INTERESTING TRIVIA
The research of assorted brands' selling prices has been an interesting experience. I set up about 20-30 searches in eBay, and in other online auction sites. I also search daily on ShopGoodwill (shopgoodwill.com) for a variety of models and brands. I started this effort in mid-2009, so as of December 2015 have been at it for 6 years--although my interest in this activity has lessened in the past 2 years (it is time-consuming, with no real personal payback). In the beginning of 2009, the economy had tanked. Consequently, so had the sales of vintage guitars. But for the most part, prices stayed stable, with a few exceptions. The number of listings decreased dramatically, but began picking up again in early 2010. By the end of 2010, listings were available on pretty much any brand or model you might be looking for.
Also, I observed what seemed to be a phenomena where a seller might put an outrageous price on a specific brand and model, and it would sell anyway. Then someone else who saw that sale did the same thing, and sold a guitar for a high price. It seemed to start a "feeding frenzy" wherein sellers began listing starting prices very high, or putting high reserves on guitars, and at the same time the buying public began paying these high prices. It's anyone's guess why this phenomena occurred. With the rate of inflation, it is not likely that people suddenly had more money (even though the economy was recovering slowly). My personal opinion is that buyers thought that there "must be some reason" why others were paying such a high price for instruments, so not to be left hanging without one of these "valuable" instruments, they made a decision to pay $400-500 (for a $200 instrument) to insure they got it. Again, this is my own opinion, but seems somewhat plausible given the fact that it happened across the board--even with instruments whose real value should be $25-30--in terms of their construction, materials, and origin--and were selling for $150 and up.
Among the brands I've seen with the most dramatic upward price increase: Sigma, Conn, Carlos, and Yamaha. Some other "off-brands" have much more impressive construction and materials. It's not common sense, but more like a phenomena.

VINTAGE BRANDS
Click on any of the below underlined brands to see a spreadsheet for that brand containing stats and street selling prices Mid-2009 to present. Feel free to comment on any of this information by contacting me via the "Contact Me" link at left in the border.
2/28/2012 -- ONLY A FEW SHEETS ARE POSTED (SEE UNDERLINED LINKS). STAY TUNED.
Akai
Aria
Bently
Carlos
Conn Acoustic
Conn Electric
Emperador
Fannin
Ibanez
Jet
Kawai
Lotus
Luna
Lyle
Magnum
Meranti
Sears, Silvertone, Supertone
Ventura