August Issue

Trash or Treasure

Curious about the value of that guitar you just found in your grandpa’s attic? In our bimonthly Trash or Treasure blog, Zachary Fjestad, respected author of the Blue Book series of resource books, answers readers' emails about the history and value of their gear. Send your questions to guitars@bluebookinc.com to be featured in an upcoming post.

ARTICLES

Trash or Treasure: Vox V125 Bass

June 21, 2015
A rare early-’80s bass amp model sometimes used by Paul McCartney.
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Trash or Treasure: 1927 Gibson L-0

April 28, 2015
A closeted-for-decades pre-war Gibson flattop might find new life.
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Trash or Treasure: Cort GE27V

March 12, 2015
A reader gets the lowdown on a Les Paul copy he acquired in a gear exchange.
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Trash or Treasure: Magnatone Custom 440

December 25, 2014
True treasures can literally be found in the trash.
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Trash or Treasure: The Lotus Position

November 2, 2014
This late 1970s/early 1980s ivory-finished Lotus may be a treasure.
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Trash or Treasure: A Look at the National Newport 50

September 16, 2014
A reader scores a $50 treasure at a rummage sale.
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Trash or Treasure: Custom Kraft Ambassador

July 11, 2014
A reader finds a steal of a deal at $2 for a vintage Custom Kraft Ambassador.
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Trash or Treasure: Kay K6868 Style Leader

April 28, 2014
A reader considers selling his vintage Kay guitar, but first needs to find out what the actual model and value are.
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Trash or Treasure: 1960 Gibson Melody Maker

February 19, 2014
The low offer on this reader's guitar shows how important it is to do your research when buying or selling a guitar.
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Trash or Treasure: Fender Bassman 20

December 31, 2013
A historical look at one of Fender's rare amplifier models.
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