Which is better to buy: vintage guitars or new guitars? While it might seem obvious to some, you can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses on an 8-point rubric. And when you walk it through these considerations, you might be shocked at the results.
Figuring our whether a vintage or new acoustic guitar is right for you can be as standardized as you want it to be. You can go by feel, you can do a pros and cons list, or you can borrow my 8-point guide to determine your direction.
I get asked all the time which is a better purchase: vintage or new. It truly depends on what you’re looking for. There are some broad generalizations you can make, but if you like a guitar even though it’s outside of your preconceived idea of what you should purchase, don’t feel limited.
Vintage guitars have tons of strengths, some that, in your mind, may outweigh all of the strengths of buying a new guitar. Whichever decision you think is right is the important one. If you disagree with my rubric, that’s totally fine. I invite you to share yours in the comments and let people know how your rubric worked for you!
Featured in this episode…
– Riddy Arman
– Dust to Digital
– Mule Resophonic Guitars