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Did covid-19 increase the value of the 1960 60th Anniversary LP?

Todd Louis

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Ok for all the newbies out there.
Historics will not be worth money in the future.
There are 29 years worth of them out there. Anniversarys, special runs, limited edition..... on and on.
Gibson Doesn't hold value in limited editions This is the way gibson operates planned obsolence.

You should enjoy your modern burst you bought.
Play it scrach it ding it use it....
Life is short.
As we all have just seen with Dusty.
You neva know when your gona go...

There instruments not investments
 

JoeC

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I agree 100%, I play my LPs all the time and they do not sit in a closet or a glass case for the perfect time to re-sell. I am more of a business man than a musician (unfortunately) and posed the question from the right side of my brain. I dont care abut making money on it it was just a thought I had way back.
 

GreenBurst

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I think the real concern here isn't the historic values. Keep them long enough and they will appreciate somewhat. We've all witnessed that already. What hobby can you have where the gear you buy and use can be sold many years later for more than you paid? You have all that enjoyment and get your money back.

But, the real future concern is the ongoing interest in guitar music and LPs specifically. Many here have multiple LPs not to mention multiple guitars. If interest wains how can all these guitars that will be exiting 'collections' and coming into the market continue the trend of selling for more $s than what it was purchased.

After all, it has only been in recent years that personal guitar collections have become so large. That is a lot of guitars to hit the market over the next 15 or so years.

At least in Europe and UK rock music is still strong. Same can't be said here.
 

C-4

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I have a 60th Anny built in 2019 early in the year with a top, and color on it extremely similar to yours :) I wish I could post a picture, but I cannot. Your top is a touch nicer, I believe, but mine has very similar flaming, same basic angle of the flame, and width of the flame.

Congratulations on such a beautiful guitar!
 

El Gringo

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I think the real concern here isn't the historic values. Keep them long enough and they will appreciate somewhat. We've all witnessed that already. What hobby can you have where the gear you buy and use can be sold many years later for more than you paid? You have all that enjoyment and get your money back.

But, the real future concern is the ongoing interest in guitar music and LPs specifically. Many here have multiple LPs not to mention multiple guitars. If interest wains how can all these guitars that will be exiting 'collections' and coming into the market continue the trend of selling for more $s than what it was purchased.

After all, it has only been in recent years that personal guitar collections have become so large. That is a lot of guitars to hit the market over the next 15 or so years.

At least in Europe and UK rock music is still strong. Same can't be said here.
Sage words . The reason something becomes more valuable is less supply to meet more demand and thus price increase . So if the market is flooded since 1994 with Gibson R series historics thus they will only fetch so much on the open market . Pretty simple supply and demand . Just like new cars as once you drove off the lot the price instantly reflects that .
 

67SLP

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It increased the value of everything... or some say "inflated" it.

But supplies are really low if you check around at all the regular known dealers... and demand is obviously up with just about most anything in demand today. So, it's a sellers market. And the selection of decent tops has been bad overall for the last 2-3 years.
 
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