- Mar 27, 2013
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Iinflation will also play a role I guess... after all these stimulus packages we may see some inflation for the coming years.
Even if we went totally socialist there would still be wealthy people...and at the end of the day, it doesn't take many "wealthy" people to keep the Burst train on the tracks. The middle class is being sliced-and-diced, not the wealthy.we are going to have fewer super wealthy people with substantially more buying power than they have now, and increasingly more average Joe's with even less cash in their pockets than they currently do.
Loud brash music of the sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll generation is already dead. No money bags patron of the arts will save it in perpetuity.
Legit "issues" Bursts are on fire. It's easier to sell a Burst with "the vibe" than a clean one.The majority of "vintage" LPs have serious condition issues that will relegate them to secondary status as time passes, as the clean examples will command whatever premium may exist.
You need to be educated.In my opinion, the LP is not a timeless design the way a Strat is.
Because NEW music is not as good/interesting as OLD music.I'm curious as to why people believe it's not a bubble, and why wealthy people in the future will continue to hold Bursts in such high esteem?
Yet another slam dunk comment...I can't name one violinists but the Stradivarius market makes the 1959 Les Paul market look like a 711
I do prefer the idea of a new guitar over an old/used one even if it is authentically vintage. You also have to factor in how much may have been changed on that genuine vintage guitar. To me it takes the fun out of it if it has new humbuckers or whatever else. Sure, the body and neck are original but it may have been through decades of change.I've collected for a lot of years and the vintage/used market chases the new manufactured market. Its never going down and it keeps going up. You'll always have a person going to the pawn shop because they lost their job, but thats a poor indicator of value. The 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80,s are never coming back. Guitars are art, fun, a tool,, and great investment
Personally I've never understood why someone would buy a new les paul when you can pick a quality used or vintage for the same or a few more bucks
Mozart, Chopin, and Beethoven made the piano cool, and the prices keep going up
In the West for the most part that is probably and sadly true. The kiddies are into rap and techno and as far as I have noticed the "music" they listen to is more like muzak just in the background. I don't think it really has any impact on them the way rock music, blues etc did on previous generations.How many under 15 yo play guitar today and how many under 15 yo played guitar 30-40 years ago? Or even listen to rock, blues etc? The answere will give you a picture of futures market...
I guess there will be more e.g. 50ies LP Juniors out there, than guitar players (if i´m not mistaken there´s ca. 30.000 of them made). If you ask millennians to name a guitar player, they will think of Justin Bieber holding a black LP... That´s the unpleasant reallity.
Thats right in eastern europe and south america there is still a little bit hop for guitar playing but speaking of vintage marked and prices, those countries income will propably never reach western standards. Most folks would have to work two lifes to afford a vintage Gibson or Fender.In the West for the most part that is probably and sadly true. The kiddies are into rap and techno and as far as I have noticed the "music" they listen to is more like muzak just in the background. I don't think it really has any impact on them the way rock music, blues etc did on previous generations.
As someone who watches a lot of stuff on Youtube though, what I have noticed is younger people from Eastern Europe and South America as well as other places are playing a lot and love rock, blues etc. I think the market will be there but you will see iconic American made guitars both historical as well as modern turn up in these places in the future.
An interesting turn of events.