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Default Re: is it really worth it? - 02-16-2008, 01:46 PM

vintage acoustic > anything


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Default Re: is it really worth it? - 03-09-2008, 09:22 AM

yes i they don't make guitars as good as they used... so they sound and played better in the old days then today. sad thing is these days its more about the electronics then the guitar it self.. i care more about the wood and how well it was built because i can always change the electronics my self... allot easier then making a new body or neck..
  
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Default Re: is it really worth it? - 04-05-2008, 11:48 PM

I feel that older stuff certainly can be better, especially when looking at acoustics, but the price inflation is really unjustified. I mean, if I were really really rich I'd buy a bunch of vintage gear but I'm not, so I don't. While there are benefits to older guitars, people add a lot of extra money to them based on things like looks and nostalgia. For me right now, buying vintage = not worth it.
  
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Default Re: is it really worth it? - 05-14-2008, 03:23 PM

Really depends on the sitch.

I'm no great shakes as guitarist, and don't have unlimited funds either. It's not worth it to me to get a vintage guitar (or amp for that matter) if it's beyond my budget. I mean, maybe I could have 2 or 3 vintage guitars instead of 20, but frankly I'd rather have 20 of all different kinds that are modern cheapos than have a couple of expensive guitars that costs thousands each.

That said, if I were making a lot more money or were a full time musician who could afford ot, I would have more vinatge stuff. And I do have some things from the '60's (mainly amps) that I really love, but those were purchased for reasonable prices because they were old but not particularly "collectible."
  
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Default Re: is it really worth it? - 05-14-2008, 06:46 PM

i am the opposite, i only keep one guitar around, so one vintage instrument would be worth it to me, for sentimental reasons, IF i HAD the money for one.

but the current cost of vintage gear i can deffinately do without, and get a decent modern guitar


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