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Harmony Central had the following press release on their site:
January 26, 2007
“On the surface, guitar collecting may appear to be a rich person’s game, and it’s true that classic 1950s models by Gibson and Fender continue to set price records. But guitar collecting offers something for anyone who loves music, the players, and the wood-and-wire wonders that helped those players make that music. No matter how deep you’re looking to go or how much money you bring to the table, you can get into guitar collecting.
The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide is the industry standard when it comes to determining the values of collectible guitars. The most timely, accurate, and detailed publication of its kind, the best-selling Guide, published annually by Vintage Guitar magazine, lists true research-based values on thousands of vintage and recent-model guitars, amps, basses, effects pedals, mandolins, lap steels, ukuleles, and banjos. The 2007 edition is 520 pages of historical data, market analysis, valuations on thousands of models by nearly 1,400 manufacturers, and more than 1,000 photos. From the $400 Framus Sorrento to the $400,000 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard or the $200 Harmony Singing Cowboy to Martin’s $250,000 1936 Martin D-45, The Guide covers it all.
The Guide combines the most thorough research in the vintage-instrument market with a user-friendly format employing quick-find page headings, a comprehensive index, and a dealer directory listing guitar sellers in every region of the country. Also included is an in-depth look at the factors that drive the collectible instrument market.”