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The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2012 [Kindle Edition]

Alan Greenwood , Gil Hembree
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In volatile economic times, it’s good to know that guitars remain cool, unique collectibles – and a great many are still going up in value! Whether you are a weekend picker or full-time professional player, you can rely on The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2012 to help determine the value of your vintage and collectible instruments. For more than two decades,informed collectors have used the critical research in The Guide to get hard-nosed analysis of values amassed from a range of sources.
With information on more than 2,000 brands supported by more than 1,300 photos and more than 151,000 copies sold, The Guide remains the industry’s hands-down leading source of pricing information. The Guide not only includes historical data, it is the only book that lists values derived from comprehensive research and hard-nosed, realistic market analysis on thousands of vintage and recent-model guitars, amps, basses, effects pedals, mandolins, lap steels, ukuleles and banjos.
“If you are interested in the vintage guitar market, whether buying, finding out what your collection is worth, or simply the plain fun of following it, The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide is an indispensable tool. It will give hours of enjoyment as you peruse the pages!” – Elliot Easton, Guitarist, The Cars
“The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide is the most poured-over book in my library. In this world of inflated eBay and internet prices, The Guide is a dose of reality when my heart is racing over a guitar – it’s the most accurate, concise reference. My wife makes fun of me because for 12 years, a copy has always been at our bedside!” – Howie Statland, Rivington Guitars
“Determining the value of an old instrument usually involves the consideration of three factors – gut feeling, market knowledge, and the The Guide. Often, The Guide is the most reliable! We find it indispensable.” – Leonard Coulson, Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
“No matter how much you know, you can’t remember every price or be an ace on every brand and model. The VG Price Guide lists pricing on gear you’re familiar with, and can be an absolute lifesaver on something you haven’t sold, or even seen, in the recent past.” – Richard Johnston, Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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  • File Size: 16867 KB
  • Print Length: 564 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Q4DLSG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #589,100 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Marginal January 18, 2012
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I bought this and Blue Book of Electric Guitars - 13th Edition at the same time. I should have saved my money on this one. I was looking at Schechter guitars and this book had a brief paragraph covering them, with no model-specific information at all. The much-thicker, much more comprehensive Blue Book of Electric Guitars - 13th Edition has 8 pages or so of model-specific information.

On the other hand, there seems to be some areas that are covered by one that are omitted by the other. If you're a collector and really need information, the only good solution is to own most or all of the valuation books out there, so this 2012 Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide should be in your library. If you're a casual guitar buyer, the extra $5.00 or so for the Blue Book of Electric Guitars - 13th Edition is cheap insurance that the instrument you're considering will be covered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! December 23, 2011
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This was as expected and contains precise values and descriptions of Guitars, amps etc. Very Satisfied and will purchase next year's edition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! January 4, 2014
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This is a fantastic Guitar, Bass and Amp reference guide. It is well written with great photos of thousands of guitars.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great guide but buy one used or demo August 10, 2013
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tremendous resource but I would not pay the full price for one new... see if there is a last year release or a store demo or return at half price. You are not going to be looking at this from day to day unless you are buying guitars that often. Maybe twice a year. But a decent resource for sure
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I use this price guide almost daily and have come to view it as an indispensable resource for determining the age, identification, and value of guitars and amplifiers. It is extremely easy to use and provides detailed information quickly and accurately. Other price guides may go into greater detail in certain areas, but I find that this guide fulfills 98% of all my needs, and is much easier to use. This is the book I take along on most guitar and amplifier buying trips.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy March 21, 2013
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This book is great to have at a show.It has all the information that you need. Great shots in the color section.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Skip it!!!! February 23, 2013
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Unless you want the value of the largest and most expensive brands, do not bother!! You will be very disappointed!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars good product February 10, 2013
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Hard to skip to the proper area's of the book in Kindle form. I will probably get this again in a couple of years. The prices don't change very often.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My "go to" book
if you like to rebuild, collect or play interesting guitars this is the book for you. I own the blue books too but, the CD needs to be handy to look up images whereas, here you... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Salvatore J. Angelone
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I love it, Its just what I was looking for. Service was perfect, arived just in time. Top seller here.
Published 15 months ago by Donnie Waddle
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Collectors Bible
This is a MUST in the guitar collectors world. It is very informative. My only issue with this book, it does not have all the newer prices on the newer guitars, or has some of... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Robert S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Price Guide for Kindle
This guide is kind of a industry standard for collectors. I do not agree on all prices for the guitars I reviewed, but it is, after all, a guide. Read more
Published 17 months ago by K Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Guitar Prices
This book is the go to reference for Vintage Guitar Prices. - Can't wait for the 2013 edition as values have swung wildly over the last couple of years and instrument condition is... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Wheel'n
3.0 out of 5 stars Great info, if you can find it
This book has a tremendous amount of information and price breakdowns and is a must for people who want "general market price points" for gear. Read more
Published 18 months ago by The Face
3.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Valuations
I think this is not a good purchase for Kindle. It takes some work to look something up. Clearly a better hardcopy purchase.
Published 20 months ago by Gary D Lawrence
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