Collectible thing, by definition – is something that is in demand among collectors. In the case of collectible guitars, the exact same situation.
Collection guitars are in demand because of their quality, beauty and usefulness. It is imperative for them to provide a long-term good “service” with reasonable care. There are French, Italian and German guitars, which today are more than 200 years old, but since they are practically impossible to play, they often bring less revenue than the tools that were made later.
Collecting also implies that the device is suitable for the music that is played today. Violins made in the 1600s, for example, with some changes, such as longer bars and large bass bars, are fully used for modern music. Naturally, such collectibles are relatively rare. That is, the demand for them outweighs the supply. If the details for the instrument are not found, there can hardly be a great demand for them and a one-of-a-kind tool can be valuable only for collectors, but not for musicians. On the other hand, a guitar made by an unknown master who has a very good quality may not be necessary for them. It also happens that the brand of tools often plays a big role, no matter how good they are.
Age of Guitar
Age is an important factor when evaluating a guitar and any instrument, but that does not mean that the older it is, the better. Sometimes old guitars sound good, because they were well made and made of good materials in the first place, and probably sounded also good when they were brand new. Of course, acoustic guitars improve with age, but most of this improvement occurs during the first two years of the game. Sometimes you can see a 50 year old guitar, on which no one has played yet. It will sound tough and “new” at first, but after several months of playing, it will usually be able to stretch and sound as good as some that have been in use for 20 years or more.
Electric guitars do not really get better with age and an old electric guitar that was not played, usually sounds just as good as the new one. In my opinion, any old guitars sound better than new ones, because they were made differently. There are very few modern, factory guitars that outperform the 60’s.
Rare Electro Guitar
The most expensive collectible theaters
In the first place Fender Stratocaster of the Reach out to Asia fund: $ 2,700,000. It is famous for the huge number of autographs of great guitarists and bands such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis, Liam Gallagher, Ronnie Wood, Tony Iommi, Angus & Malcolm Young, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore.
Fender Stratocaster Foundation Reach out to Asia
In second place is Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix: approximately $ 2 million. On it Jimi played at the Woodstock festival.
Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix
In third place Washburn 22 series Hawk Bob Marley: $ 1 200 000 – $ 2 000 000. Bob Marley’s instrument, which was remade by the guitar master on the personal order of the artist.
Washburn 22 series Hawk Bob Marley
The most expensive, ever sold, collectible acoustic guitar is C.F. Martin & Co Eric Clapton. Its price was 791,500 dollars.