August 2012

I’ve got a feeling… This guitar looks weird!

August 28, 2012

Have you ever looked at an instrument and just had that feeling that something just wasn’t quite right? In my case, years of authenticating instruments has given me a pretty solid basis of things to look for but I always find that first instincts are not something to be ignored. Before digging in and opening […]

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Authenticating A Vintage Fender Guitar- Spotting a Refin (Part 1)

August 7, 2012

I can’t tell you how many times people have told me that their instrument was all original and I had to break the sad news to them that it wasn’t. Refinishing a vintage Fender guitar can lower the value by as much as half, and when you’re talking about instruments that can sometimes sell in the […]

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