#1
How much money would i have to spend in order to get an acoustic guitar that will hold its value or even go up in value?
#2
That drastically depends on market and the future of said company. However, I'd say if you go with a name brand, or something that is emerging nicely as of late, then I would say roughly $1k.
#3
Play the game like a business. Money is made when you buy. I learned a lot from two people, my father and a friend of his that owns a music store, and they work together combing the state and the internet for good deals. In general, they have to operate under a local bias that means they can't really spend more than a couple hundred bucks for anything that doesn't say Martin or Gibson on it, but things are loosening up a bit and they have been able to make money on some solid top Blueridge guitars. I follow their lead; I travel a good deal in my job and stop at just about every music store I see, and I make pocket change every so often. This year:

Fernandes laminate bought in a Maryland pawn shop, paid $45, sold for $80
Fender laminate bought in El Paso pawn shop, paid $75, sold for $120
Martin laminate bought at local GC, paid $370, best offer so far $275.
MIM Strat bought at South Carolina GC, paid $370, traded for MIM Telecaster that I plan to keep for a while.
Consignment sale- found a buyer for a Gibson Grenada banjo, my cut was $300 Bought for around $3700, sold for $5200
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