What is vintage guitar

Vintage guitarsBetween madness and investment

David Gilmour's Fender Stratocaster was auctioned for a good 3.5 million euros, while the '59 Gibson Les Paul, which first belonged to Peter Green and later to Gary Moore, went for - depending on the source - around two million US dollars by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett. Particularly expensive exceptions, as prominent musicians played these instruments? Yes, but the prices of other guitars from the 50s and 60s without a famous history are also rising. Normal effect with limited numbers and high demand. Vintage instruments are coveted as an investment, among collectors and musicians, at least those who can afford it.Gibson Les Paul Goldtops from 1954 and 1955 with P90 pickups (Deutschlandradio / Tim Schauen) From 1952 the Les Paul Goldtop was built, from 1958-60 the Les Paul Standard with powerful humbuckers. But then discontinued due to lack of success, in 1962 the SG came onto the market. But even it could not establish itself on the market against the Stratocaster and Telecaster from Leo Fender. Until 1966 a certain Eric Clapton came around the corner with John Mayall's bluesbreakers and played a 1960s Les Paul. From 1968 onwards Gibson produced Les Pauls again.Visitors and guitars at the Vintage Guitar Show in Veenendaal 2019 (Deutschlandradio / Tim Schauen) Old guitars are a special investment: You can touch them! That doesn't work with stocks. You can use them to transform emotions into sounds and these in turn into emotions. All of this is a bit like every hobby: You buy something and you can "pimp" it with accessories. Wide tires and sport taillights for the car faction. The finest wines for wine connoisseurs. The particularly expensive binoculars for ornithologists.