#1
I am thinking of buying 1 or 2 guitars a year for investments and was wondering what would be some good choices. I do not intend to play these, mainly for resale later on...20 years down the road. Thanks
#2
american fenders, american les pauls, maybe some old ibanez's, try getting all original.
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#5
Go for American Limited editions (or Japanese, in the case of Ibanez).

Eg. Go buy a 20th Anniversary Jem, keep it in a vault, then watch its price go up in a few years
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#6
limited edition guitars. ESPs, Fenders and Gibsons..
And discontiniued models. Gibson Voodoo, gothic f ex.
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#7
Fender American Standard Strats, totally.
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#8
Hmmm.... Try doing your research, search froogle and ebay and vintage internet sellers.


I just did some preliminary research into 20 year old Gibson LPs and fender strats, not much of a price difference. You're probably gonna have to wait 30-40 years for their value to come out.


Like how 1950's strats and 1960's lps cost as much as cars these days.
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#9
Well a burst is always a safe investment, if you can afford one.

Seriously check out fender and gibsons limited editions. Like the 58 goldtop les paul reissue, which i believe they have a GC. Custom shop is always important too.
#10
Definately something that has been discountinued. Like 80's kramer will be very collectable in 20 years time.



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#11
Get your hands on an Anniversary Strat/Tele. Those should be owrth a fair bit down the line.

I wouldn't got with a modern Les Pul unless it's a custom shop model, because LPs are going waaay downhill these days. They'll probably depreciate now. Something like a Casino or something should be good though.

Also, maybe some high end signature guitars would be good. You know, those expensive ones they only make a hundered of or something. Those will soar in value.
#12
I suggest to invest in something other than guitars like stocks or something. It might not be as fun as buying an expensive guitar but stock's values often increase earlier on.
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#13
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I suggest to invest in something other than guitars like stocks or something. It might not be as fun as buying an expensive guitar but stock's values often increase earlier on.



Well.....yeah


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#14
Discontinued models, American made guitars go up in value better. Just a gererally good guitar.
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#15
Seriously dud we've discussed this at length on a Ferrari forum I post on....

It boils down to this: buy what you LIKE...

Guitars and cars survive the years best when they're used and loved and maintained.

i'm new to guitar but IIRC you guys suggest setting up your guitar every 6 months or so. It's the same with a Ferrari. If it's not used and MAINTAINED PROPERLY then it will deteriorate in condition.

Realistically is a better gamble to invest that money in an index fund, or your RRSP/401k whatever then antique guitars.

So if you like antique guitars buy the ones you LIKE w/o thinking about future resale value, use them enjoy them and chances are you'll be pleasently surprised when it comes to sell (should you ever decide too).
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#16
Tokai ls1000's

Only 100 ever made... and they should appreciate in value.
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#17
Vintage guitars. Gibsons and Fenders are your best bet but I have seen some really odd vintage guitars bring in some big bucks. My STING I paid $95.00 for in the 80s sells on Ebay for as much as $600.00 at times.

I don't think anything new will bring in a big profit until it's many, many years down the raod. I stay away from anything marked limited edition unless the production numbers are very low 1000 or under. How limited is something if they make ten to twenty thousand of them? It's just a name then. Low numbers will bring in a profit but it won't be for a while like #000001 of 200000. If you can score an old Strat or Les Paul cheap that would be the best way to invest. I doubt even the Gibson guitar of the week guitars will be worth much in the near future unless you had the complete collection to hold and sell. The Les Paul Golden anniversary one for $7500.00 + might be one to consider. Stuff like this they make to be sold as a collectible and it usually makes them not worth much because most of them are in mint condition.And as soon as one sells for big money everyone jumps on the band wagon and floods the market forcing the prices down. So the guy who pays the most usually looses out later.

I would think a one of a kind custom shop or custom guitar will be a good or odd variations from the factory. No matter what you decide, keep it 100% original in the original box and/or case. As with any investment you need to buy low sell high in order to make a decent profit. Always realize investing is not a sure thing there is no guarantee.

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#18
Pre-1960 Gibson Les Pauls. Mind you, even now they'd cost you an arm and a leg, but in 20 years time when you are prepared to sell it on, prepared to have a big fat smile on your face.
#21
a reverse Gibson Firebird Vintage all original but yea mainly MIA from 60's and the 70's. try to get the ones that don't have much dings, though that would be really difficult.
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#22
but yeah, guitar's aren't worth it for investing. For collecting maybe if you're uber rich.


They're meant for playing.

It's stocks that's worth it for investing.
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