Zachary R. Fjestad is a freelance writer who specializes in guitars and amplifiers including the history behind them and their current value. Fjestad has been evaluating and appraising guitars for over 20 years. For more information, email Zachary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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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