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There is something special about musical instruments of a certain age. Guitars built from the mid s until the late s are generally held in high esteem; techniques and materials, particularly pre were vastly superior to today's 'mass-produced' standards. But is a vintage guitar really much different to a modern day equivalent?
Aside from being easier on the wallet, there's often just something special about a used or vintage guitar. A played-in instrument with settled and aged wood can provide not only visual character but tonal magic. There's nothing quite like that first E chord strum on a vintage Martin dreadnought, or that first slap of an A chord on that vintage Les Paul Junior.
With over 30 years experience in Buying, Selling, and Trading vintage guitars and amplifiers, we at Imperial Vintage Guitars are passionate and knowledgeable about stringed instruments. We strive to always have a wide selection of the most unique or highest quality vintage, new, and used guitars, basses, stringed instruments, and amps. Sell or Trade!
A vintage guitar is an older guitar usually sought after and maintained by avid collectors or musicians. The term may indicate either that an instrument is merely old, or that is sought after for its tonal quality, cosmetic appearance, or historical significance. As early as the s, musicians and collectors began to recognize the value of older instruments.
A major part of that is centered on the world of vintage guitars. We have tons of sellers from all corners of the world listing and selling vintage guitars every day. We get a lot of questions about vintage guitars, so we've compiled some of the most common ones into this handy guide.
Here at Lucky Fret Music Co formerly known as Vintage Guitar Boutique we are proud to offer a fantastic range of original vintage guitars and premium new models from iconic heritage brands. We also act as exclusive retailer for brands such as Mastery Bridges and Hologram Electronics effects pedals. As one of the best music shops in London, we have the knowledge and expertise to match the quality of the new and vintage instruments we sell.
This is an uncirculated guitar being offered for sale for the first time. This was a special order in Blonde, which was an available catalog color only froma period which saw Gibson only produce ESs in the Blonde finish. Small f-holes, pointy ears and low headstock logo are only features seen from late to the end of