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Articles by Zachary Fjestad

Action Jackson

August 15, 2008
A history of Jackson and Charvel guitars.
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Martin is Electric

July 10, 2008
Hello Zach, I’ve read several of your articles in past issues of PG, and I’m finally writing to get some information on one of my many guitars. I picked
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A Collings Conundrum

June 10, 2008
Hello Trash or Treasure, I’ve owned quite a few guitars over the years, and I like to think of myself as more than a novice when it comes to
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Fender Concert

May 12, 2008
Have you been to a garage sale or auction and saw an old acoustic guitar labeled Fender and laughed at the notion? Well, hold your breath because this month in Trash or Treasure we discover Fender has been producing acoustics for over a half a century.
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The Guitorgan

April 9, 2008
Hey Zach! I have an oldie but goodie for you: the way-cool Guitorgan. I’ve owned it for several years and I’m not as much interested in the value as
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Epiphone S-800

March 11, 2008
Dear Guitar Trash or Treasure, I am wondering if you can tell me anything about this guitar. I bought it around 1992 at a yard sale for $100, including
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Hamer DuoTone

February 8, 2008
Dear Guitar Trash or Treasure, The lead guitarist in our band has played this Hamer guitar for years, but he doesn’t know much about Hamer or the guitar itself.
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Classic Gibson Amps

January 9, 2008
Hey Zach! I’ve got a Gibson Les Paul GA-40 amp and I’m looking for some information. I’ve done some research, but I can’t find much information other than some
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Guild Starfire IV

December 11, 2007
Hi Zach, I bought a new Guild Starfire back in the late 1960s and have had it ever since. I played it for a few years before I gave
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What is this thing, and what is it worth?

November 9, 2007
Dear Guitar Trash or Treasure, Can you help me with some information about this odd guitar? Some people have told me it is called a Flying V, but it
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Martin Maladies

October 10, 2007
Dear Trash or Treasure, In August I obtained my grandfather’s Martin that has been in my family for many years. I am unsure of when or how my grandfather
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Navigating LP Copies

September 10, 2007
I hope you can help me with this guitar I bought. I am more interested in the history of the guitar than the value, but I wouldn’t mind knowing
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Telesforo Julve guitar

August 8, 2007
Zachary checks into a classical guitar from across the Atlantic.
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Evaluating Your Guitar, Part 2

July 11, 2007
Unpacking the Value of "Limited" and Signed Guitars
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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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