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Articles by Zachary Fjestad

Evaluating Your Guitar, Part 1

June 12, 2007
In my mind, appraisers have one of the toughest jobs, as they have to be extremely precise in their work. If they appraise too low, the owner can become offended; if they appraise too high, disappointment can set in when those values aren’t met
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Dating / Serialization 201

May 14, 2007
Many guitar collectors are concerned with the exact year of their guitar, but in reality year-to-year models don’t alter value that much
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Identifying Your Guitar 101

April 12, 2007
What kind of guitar is it? How old is it? What’s it worth? What is this stupid thing? I know I hear questions like this several times a day,
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Kool Kay

March 19, 2007
Kay produced hundreds of different models between the late 1930s and late 1960s and most of them don’t have a model name/number or any kind of identification at all!
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One Face, Two Face, Brown Face, Black Face

March 19, 2007
I really don’t know anything about amplifiers since I mainly play acoustic guitar, but I recently inherited this Deluxe amp from my grandfather.
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KlearTone Jewel

March 16, 2007
House brand guitars were typically built by a large guitar company and branded with another name. This happened quite often with mail order catalogs between the 1920s and the 1960s, where they would have guitar companies build guitars and other instruments under their own name
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Gibson ES-355TD

March 15, 2007
I bought this guitar around 1972 for $175 including a Kay amplifier, and am the second owner.
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