1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black with two humbucking pickups

1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom with two humbucking pickups!

I purchased this 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom in very rare two humbucking pickup variation from its sole owner since the early 1960s! It may look like a typical late...
Roy Lanham's 1957 Fender Stratocaster Red with gold anodized aluminum pickguard

Roy Lanham's 1957 Fender Stratocaster Red with Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard

One thing that's remained constant over the past 15 years of buying vintage guitars is that it's impossible to predict what might surface next. This rare Fender Stratocaster, custom made...
How to date Gibson ES-335 guitars serial numbers

How to date a Gibson ES-335 Guitar

The Gibson ES-335 (and ES-345, ES-355) model has stood the test of time by being in continuous production since its introduction since 1958. Finding out how old is my ES-335...
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1960 Sunburst Burst

Gibson Les Paul Standard 1960 Sunburst Identification, Price, and Story

The original Gibson Les Paul Standard guitars made in 1960 are some of the finest the company has ever made. The third year for the "Burst", 1960 saw significant changes...
1963 Fender Stratocaster with Sunburst finish, mint green pickguard, clay dots, and veneer Rosewood fretboard

Fender Stratocaster 1963 Information, Price in '63, and Colors

The Fender Stratocaster made in 1963 is among my favorite vintage guitars ever made because of its value, tone, and original design. The Stratocaster model was only 9 years old in...
Fender Stratocaster values for 1950s and 1960s guitars

1950s and 1960s Stratocaster Values: Expert Help with Pricing and Identification

Your vintage Fender Stratocaster can be very valuable to a guitar collector, but how does one determine how much could it actually sell for? I'm a vintage guitar collector and...
Gibson Les Paul Custom 1953-1957 with black finish and gold hardware

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1953-1957

The 1953-1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom, with its classic black finish and intricate pearl inlay, is one of our top picks among the 5 Les Paul models from the 1950s....
How to date vintage Fender Stratocaster guitar

How to date a Fender Stratocaster

Discover the age and value of your Vintage Fender Stratocaster Are you the proud owner of an old Fender Stratocaster, but the guitar's age remains a tantalizing enigma? Fear not,...
Vintage Guitars on Youtube this week: Gibson Firebird

Vintage Guitars on Youtube this week: Gibson Firebird

As a vintage guitar collector, I'm always on the hunt for unique and special instruments. This '64 Gibson Firebird V is a great example with all the cool wear and...
Fender Serial Number Lookup

Fender Serial Number Lookup

Find the age of your fender guitar Use our guide to lookup your Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, and more! One way to find out how old is my Fender...
Video of a vintage Gibson ES-355 Mono guitar

Vintage Guitars on Youtube this week 12/8/2023

Hear the tone of a vintage Gibson ES-355 on Youtube!  We recently acquired this 1961 Gibson ES-355 in a rare mono configuration with added Bigsby tailpiece. Our friend Browan Lollar came...
How much is a Gibson Les Paul worth 1950s

How much is a Gibson Les Paul worth?

Finding out how much is a Gibson Les Paul worth begins with accurate identification. As a Gibson guitar buyer, I start with with most important parts of identification first, then...