PG partners with Vintage Guitar Pro to offer high-quality/low-cost guitar appraisals

Mount Vernon, IA (June 29, 2009) -- We are excited to share with you our recent partnership with online guitar appraisal provider, Vintage Guitar Pro. This partnership will offer PG readers easy access to reduced-price appraisal services.

Allen Chiles, owner and operator of Vintage Guitar Pro says, “I feel that this service will be a boon to PG’s readers whether it be in protecting their investment with an insurance appraisal, getting what the guitar is worth using a current market value appraisal, or as a tool for the possible investment in the purchase of an instrument. We look forward to this and many other projects with Premier Guitar.”

Vintage Guitar Pro has been in the vintage guitar business for 30 years and online since 2002. It does not have a brick and mortar shop and it is not connected in any way to the buying or selling of instruments. Check out Chiles in action as he appraises guitars on the Reunion Blues Vintage Guitar Road Show at

To take advantage of the special pricing for Premier Guitar readers, visit

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