Musicians, collectors, investors and dealers who are active in the vintage guitar market should take a look at the price indexes created at VintageGuitarPrice. They’ve built price indexes to track the values for the top collectible guitars of each of the 4 most prominent manufactures. They also combine the four top guitar companies to create a composite index. Fender, Gibson, Gretsch and Martin make up the VGP50 – the most rare and sought-after guitars from the other 4 price indexes.
Heading into 2019 each of the indexes lost value the prior 12 months. Fender lost value for the 3rd year in a row, the Gibson index fell over 10%, Martin prices dropped slightly and Gretsch continued it’s steady decline.