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    A Guitar Collector For Acoustic, Electric, Bass & More

    Are you looking to sell a guitar? Are you simply wondering what your guitar is worth? You’ve come to the right place! I have over 10 years of experience in buying, collecting, selling, and appraising guitars with thousands of guitars under my belt.

    More Than Just A Guitar

    I have a profound passion for these remarkable instruments, and my goal is to ensure they continue to be cherished. I either play them myself or make sure they find their way into the hands of individuals who will care for them just as I do. The stories that accompany these guitars are immensely precious to me. When I acquire a guitar, what I cherish most is often a photograph of its original owner or stories about their life. I take the time to type up these stories, print them out, neatly fold them, and place them into the guitar’s case. I want these incredible musicians from another era to live on through their instruments. One such story is that of Walter M, a cowboy from Belen, NM, whose son sold me a wonderful Gibson J-45. Over to the right, you’ll find photos of a 19-year-old Walter with his beloved guitar while recording at a local radio station in 1945.

    More Than Just A Guitar
    More Than Just A Guitar
    Vintage And Classic Martin, Fender, And Gibson Guitars

    A Journey Through Time

    I invite you to explore the rich history and evolution of iconic guitar brands and models. From the legendary craftsmanship of vintage Martin acoustics to the revolutionary designs of classic Fender and Gibson electric guitars, I appreciate the historical significance of every instrument I encounter.

    Discovering Hidden Gems In Forgotten Vintage Guitars

    Discovering Hidden Gems

    My mission is to uncover hidden gems and forgotten treasures. I tirelessly search for guitars with exceptional stories, whether it’s a rare model from the early 20th century or a custom-built masterpiece from a renowned luthier. I believe that every vintage guitar has a tale to tell.

    Preserving Musical Heritage By Acquiring Vintage And Collectible Guitars

    Preserving Musical Heritage

    By acquiring and preserving vintage and collectible guitars, I contribute to the preservation of musical heritage. These instruments not only carry the memories of the musicians who played them but also represent milestones in the world of music.

    Read Some Of My Clients’ Wonderful Stories

    HomerI purchased this beautiful Gibson L-3 from the grandson of the original owner. I was so happy that he was willing to provide a nicely written history of his grandfather and his guitar.

    My grandfather Homer grew up a working cowboy. He began preaching around 1910. Because he continued to do ranch work, he became known as the cowboy preacher. The name stuck and off they went. He would assist ranchers around the country on his travels while holding the meetings. As a kid, to me he seemed to know every person in the country, including a few celebrities of his era.

    The guitar was purchased new by my grandparents. I have been unable to find any evidence of where they bought it. My grandmother Pearl was the picker in the family, although she and my grandfather gave up playing by the early 50’s. The family business was travelling revivals and camp meetings, a very popular thing since the days of the circuit preacher who made the rounds marrying people and saving souls. Everyone in the family played at least one instrument well, and could make-do with others if needed. Local attendees to the tent revivals would bring their own instruments and turn the services into quite a raucous event sometimes. Any instrument was allowed, no matter your skill level or volume level! Music was extremely important to them. They used it very effectively.

    The term camp meeting generally referred to gatherings (revivals) of more than a couple of days. I know the larger ones would last a week or so, and people would bring tents and other accommodations to the site to attend. I’m including a few photos so you can get an idea of what it was all about.

    The Gibson is a true survivor, and deserves the respect I know you have for the history of guitars.

    Camp Gatherings - History Of Homer And His Gibson Guitar
    Each Family Member Played An Instrument - History Of Homer And His Gibson Guitar
    Homer And Pearl, Original Owners - History Of Homer And His Gibson Guitar
    Patti And Her Gibson Guitar - History Of Patty, Howard, And Their Gibson Guitars
    Howard And His Gibson Guitar - History Of Patty, Howard, And Their Gibson Guitars
    Patti, Howard, And Roy Clark - History Of Patty, Howard, And Their Gibson Guitars

    Patti & Howard

    I purchased two Gibson guitars from the daughter of this lovely couple. Patti & Howard both began playing music at a young age and played together their whole married life. They backed many incredible country artists in the 50s, 60s and 70s and were even in Ferlin Husky’s backing band for a while. Patti was an absolutely incredible guitarist who was good friends with Roy Clark (and could play as well as him too!) and Howard was a great singer and rhythm guitar player. I have been helping their daughter scan all of their photos and digitize all of their music from all of the old tapes and records she has.

    Linda Gayle

    I purchased this lovely Martin 0-18 from the niece of the original owner. Linda Gayle was a country western musician from Iowa who toured around the state and played regularly on several local radio stations from an early age. She continued to play and sing her whole life but stopped performing when she started her family.

    Linda Gayle - History Of Linda Gayle And Her Martin 0-18
    Linda Gayle's Granddaughter- History Of Linda Gayle And Her Martin 0-18

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    Are you simply wondering what your guitar is worth?

    Lucky for you, I’ve been through the years of research and the trial & error associated with buying and selling Gibson, Fender, Martin, Epiphone, Guild, and others. It often only takes me a few minutes to determine an instrument’s current market value. For that reason, I offer free appraisals to anyone willing to email or text me photos of their instrument(s). All I ask in return is that you tell your friends about me and leave me a Google review online if your technological skills permit you to do so.

    I Am A Buyer & A Collector Of Vintage Guitars:

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    Buyer And A Collector Of Vintage And Relic Bass Guitars

    Vintage & Relic Bass Guitars

    Buyer And A Collector Of High Value Vintage Electric Guitars

    High Value Vintage Electric Guitars

    Buyer And A Collector Of Custom, Collectible, And Vintage Acoustic Guitars

    Custom, Collectible & Vintage Acoustic Guitars

    Buyer And A Collector Of Handmade Classical Guitars

    Handmade Classical Guitars

    Buyer And A Collector Of High End Banjos, Ukuleles, And Mandolins

    High End Banjos, Ukuleles & Mandolins

    Buyer And A Collector Of Vintage Resonators And Twelve String Guitars

    Vintage Resonators & Twelve String Guitars

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    Meet Vintage Guitar Expert Joe Dampt

    Veteran Guitar Broker & Appraiser

    I fell in love with the guitar as a youngster while listening to old music from the 50s and 60s. From then on, music has been my life, and I’ve sacrificed and worked hard to make music and musical instruments my livelihood. I love old guitars and musical instruments, but I love the MUSIC even more. I believe that guitars don’t do us any good if they just sit in a case. These beauties are meant to be played!

    I’ve performed in many local bands and my favorite styles to play are classic country/western music, swing & dance music, and classic rock & roll.

    Aside from music, I enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing and exploring the backcountry wilderness of the West.

    I Buy Vintage Guitars, Ukeleles & Mandolins
    And I Am Always Looking For:

    Fender, Gibson, Martin, Guild, Rickenbacker, and other guitars, basses and amplifiers! I pay top dollar for vintage instruments and I make the process easy and risk-free for you. I hope to hear from you soon and can’t wait to see what treasures from days gone by you have for me to see!

    I Buy Vintage Fender Guitars

    Vintage Fender Guitars

    I Buy Vintage Gibson Guitars

    Vintage Gibson Guitars

    I Buy Martin Acoustic Guitars

    Martin Acoustic Guitars

    I Buy Vintage Guild Guitars

    Vintage Guild Guitars

    I Buy 50s, 60s, And 70s Rickenbacker Guitars

    50s, 60s & 70s
    Rickenbacker Guitars

    I Buy USA-Made Jackson Guitars

    Jackson Guitars

    USA-Made Charvel Guitars

    Charvel Guitars

    High-End Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars

    High-End Paul Reed
    Smith (PRS) Guitars

    National Resonator Guitars

    National Resonator Guitars

    Vintage Tube Amplifiers

    Vintage Tube Amplifiers

    Lap Steel Guitars

    Lap Steel Guitars

    Pedal Steel Guitars

    Pedal Steel Guitars