For as long as Reverb has existed, used and vintage guitar sales have been at the very heart of the daily commerce on our site. And sitting here as I do at the center of our marketplace, I'm often asked about what sorts of guitars, basses, and other instruments are generating the most interest, trending upward in value, and for all other sorts of market prognostications. Thing is, for the most part, the vintage guitar market has been relatively flat for the five years that Reverb's been part of it. Interest and demand flares up in different models and eras here and there, but by and large, the price of, say, a blue chip vintage Stratocaster in is not too far off from where it was in This general stasis aside, though, there are some observable areas where prices are on the rise, and today we're going to highlight five and see if we can't dissect some of the motivating factors behind the numbers.
Northeast Music Center Inc. Eddie's Guitars. Fretted Americana. Nico-Nico Guitars.
Australian amps are rarely associated with the same kind of global reverence as those manufactured in other countries. That torch is held by the UK and the US , and has been for decades. For guitarists in Australia, many of these amps that their heroes were blasting revolutionary music through were frustratingly out of reach. Taxation fees and other prohibitive costs meant that buying a Vox or Fender was out of the question for most. With a gaping whole in the market, it only made sense for enterprising Australian engineers to take up arms and start building amps on their own turf.