Dating my taylor guitar
The two best resources in my opinion are books and (gasp! I know not everybody has access to the wide variety of books I do, but that is why libraries exist, and if you can afford an order at B&N, any guitar junkie will appreciate some good guitar literature.
Thanks to Al Gore, the World Wide Web gives us unlimited resources at our fingertips.
Next month I’ll dive into dating your guitar, which also includes serialization – a daunting task to say the least! Guitar Trash or Treasure Questions can be submitted to: Blue Book Publications Attn: Guitar Trash or Treasure 8009 34th Ave. Ste #175 Minneapolis, MN 55425 800-877-4867 include pictures of your guitars. Fjestad is a freelance writer who specializes in guitars and amplifiers including the history behind them and their current value.
Fjestad has been evaluating and appraising guitars for over 20 years.
This is similar to taking your Chevrolet one step further and determining that it is a mid-‘80s Citation.
Many guitars will have a model name next to the brand name, or it will be placed somewhere else on the guitar.
Check the entire guitar as model names can be put just about anywhere (truss rod cover, neckplate, tailpiece, etc.).
Remember that many guitar books focus on individual brands as well as individual models.
If there is nothing on your guitar in question, chances are the original label or logo has fallen off.My first installment focuses on determining the make and model of a guitar.When you walk into that garage sale, pawn shop, or guitar show this spring, the first thing you need to figure out is what it is. Since I can’t include everybody’s guitar in my column, I’m going to help you properly identify, date, and evaluate guitars. I know I hear questions like this several times a day, and I’m sure many of you who are enthusiastic about guitars have found yourself asking these questions as well.