Deals Still Exist for Vintage Guitar Collectors

Written by Joey Robichaux

If you're a recent vintage guitar collector,repparttar stories you've heard are true. You once could step into pawn shops or flea markets and find vintage Gibson Les Pauls and Fender Stratocasters for $50 to $100. True. These guitars now sell for thousands of dollars on Ebay and Gbase.

Those days are gone -- but there are still deals if you know what to look for.

The simple thing to remember in vintage guitar collecting is ... American guitars. Not to say Japanese or European luthiers haven't made fine guitars, butrepparttar 141202 vintage market isn't looking that way. If you stay American-made, you'll haverepparttar 141203 best chance of an instrument that will appreciate in value.

Next, forget about those who claim certain years of American guitars aren't desirable. It's true that folks once looked down on '70's Stratocasters -- but folks are now scrambling and paying top dollar for 70's and 80's models! Same thing with '80's Gibson guitars -- once thought of as poor-quality examples, people now bid high amounts for them.

Why? Well, oncerepparttar 141204 most desirable pieces are gone, whatever's left is going to command attention.

So -- to findrepparttar 141205 next "deal" -- look for American made guitars that collectors are currently ignoring. Because -- soon enough, these will be atrepparttar 141206 top ofrepparttar 141207 food chain.

How about specifics? Well, think "student" models. Some models are already desirable -- Fender Mustangs and Gibson Melody Makers, for example; other models haven't gained notice yet ... but they will!

Baroness Elisa and Synergy to Perform in St. Petersburg, Russia Monday June 6th

Written by Daniel J. Rowe

Baroness Elisa ( is performing with “Synergy” onrepparttar luxury Fred Olsen cruise liner Braemer in St. Petersburg, Russia on Monday June 6th. "Elegant, but not stuffy" best describesrepparttar 141181 atmosphere on board Braemar which came into service in 2001. At 19,089 tons and with 376 well-appointed cabins and suites, Braemar upholdsrepparttar 141182 Fred Olsen tradition of small-ship intimacy without compromising on personal space. On board,repparttar 141183 Baroness’ performance is small and intimate before returning torepparttar 141184 United States for a charitable event in South Florida later this summer. Baroness Elisa definesrepparttar 141185 best in cabaret theater and South Florida audiences are invited supportrepparttar 141186 leading Gay and Lesbian organization, Compass,in a spectacular charity fundraiser in Delray Beach on Sunday, August 7th.

Compass, Inc. (, isrepparttar 141187 Palm Beach County gay and lesbian community center dedicated to promoting pride, diversity, and public awareness of, for, and by Palm Beach County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and visitors. Compass provides social services and support for gay youth and gay families. Compass also offers a clean, safe meeting space for a variety of national, state, and local organizations as well as social, service, support and athletic groups that meetrepparttar 141188 diverse interests ofrepparttar 141189 county’s LGBT people. Compass isrepparttar 141190 largest LGBT community center inrepparttar 141191 Southeast United States and isrepparttar 141192 seventh largest inrepparttar 141193 nation in budget size, staff size and diversity of funded programs.

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use