Recently, Barron’s online investment magazine ‘PENTA’ posted an article entitled ‘Value in Old Guitars’. As any regular visitor to this website knows, the Bigsby company is steeped in vintage guitar legend and we attend a number of vintage guitar-based events each year. As we all put our hearts and souls into creating music and finding the perfect gear to achieve the tones in our head, it can difficult to see the business side of the equation. Peeking into this side of the business, the Barron’s article sheds light on why the vintage guitar market is as strong as it is. And what instrument did they use to demonstrate their point? Lefty Frizzell’s Gibson SJ-200 modified by Paul Bigsby!
While certainly a volatile industry, there is a reason vintage guitar show events pop up all around the country (and world!) and people are willing to shell out big bucks. Whether it is speculation that the instruments will be worth more in the future, or something as personal as trying to recapture that moment and feeling from yesteryear’s teenage self, we may never know exactly why these guitars command the prices they do. In any case, we find it interesting and are certainly happy to be part. Check out the Barron’s article featuring Lefty Frizzell’s Gibson/Bigsby SJ-200 HERE.
Speaking of…..We’ll see YOU at GuitArlington October 18-19!