Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Join me Wednesday from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
314 West Bijou St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 for the International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association. I am going to bring one of my guitars down for them to take a look.

The International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association travels across the United States and asks people to bring any and all guitars to a show near them to determine value. Those who do bring in their guitars will be able to speak with collectors one-on-one and have their items evaluated with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these IVGCA members, offers will be made to those who have vintage and modern guitars and are interested in selling. Highest prices are paid for guitars made before 1970. All guitars will be examined and purchased including vintage guitars, acoustic guitars, banjos, and all other types of musical instruments. Those who decide to sell their items will be paid on-the- spot.

If you are like a lot of people, you might have an old vintage guitar lying around. If you have ever wondered what it's worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell it, if you choose. Vintage guitars could be worth a lot according to the International Vintage Guitars Collectors Association, also known as IVGCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for vintage guitars, banjos, acoustic guitars and even drum sets for their collections. If these instruments are rare enough, one could be worth over $ 100,000 according to David Mcintosh, vinatge guitar collector and IVGCA member. One 1960 Gibson Les Paul went for $100,000 to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable guitars are stashed away in attics, closets, basements, or in a garage around the country. The IVGCA and its collectors have organized a traveling event in search of all types of vintage guitars and instruments. "Even common guitars can be worth a significant amount due to high collector demands," says Mcintosh. The rarest guitars these collectors are looking for include: Martin, Gibson, Gretsch and Rickenbacker. These guitars always bring big premiums according to the IVGCA.

While the IVGCA's specialty is guitars, they are also examining other instruments, including drum sets, banjos, flutes, clarinets, etc. The IVGCA says, "You never really know what you have until your item is evaluated by experts. Whatever kind of instrument you may have, bring it in to our experts. Think about it. You could walk away $ 100,000 richer!"

So, whether you have one instrument you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If you are lucky, you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose, and it sounds like fun.

How It Works•

Gather any and all guitars and musical instruments. There is no limit to the number of items you can bring.

•No appointment necessary.

•If interested in selling, we will consult our collectors database to see if a buyer exists. 90% of all items have offers from our database.

•The offer is made on-the-spot on behalf of our collectors.

•If you decide to accept the offer, we will pay you on-the-spot.

•You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees.

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