Youmaybeconsideringaninvestmentgradeguitarsuchasavintageorlimitededition.Thisisusuallyaverysafedecision.Yourmoneywillmostlikelybewellprotected,providingyoukeeptheinstrumentinthesameconditionyoureceiveditin.Therearemanyreasonstoinvestincollectibleguitars.Pointsofviewcanbeofferedupbyguitarists,collectors,enthusiasts,andinvestors,butiffinancialgainisyourm.o.thanrememberthis;It'sdesirethatdrivesthemarket.Youcanhavetherarestguitaronearth,yetifnobodyisinterestedinthatparticularmodel,thanit'sperformanceasaninvestmentmaydisappointyou.Youmaynotseeyourselfasacollector,norneedyoubecomeone.Thetruebeautyofthisarrangementissimple...Yougettoenjoytheinstrument,playit,showitoff,perform or record with it, whatever,theneventuallywhenandifyoudecidetosell-likemagic-it'sworthmorethanyoupayedforit.Insomecasesagreatdealmore.
While I have always considered real estate the backbone investment of any portfolio the market does go through cycles every 15 to 20 years. I have never seen such activity in the vintage guitar market. It may get soft or stagnant from time to time but generally it just keeps on appreciating, (sometimes after a slight adjustment), even during recessionary times. You can have a lot of money tied up in a mortgage with a big fat payment every month going out the window towards interest. No such problem exists in the vintage guitar market with very few exceptions. After all there are some guitars out there worth upwards of $250,000.00 +, but most investments in this market can be had between $1,000.00 and say $50,000.00. I certainly feel safe with my money invested here.