Is Vintage All-That? Ask Zac 49

April 17, 2020

Today I take a look at our obsession with vintage guitars. It all started with a good friend calling me and informing me that he was going to sell a high-end boutique amp and guitar, so he could afford a vintage guitar. Although I supported him in doing it, I also had to look at what drives me and so many others to become obsessed about owning instruments that were made before many of us were born. Being that I also own, and feature in my show, guitars built by current builders, I look at what amazing instruments we have to choose from in modern built instruments. Without getting too edgy, I try to expose how the vintage guitar market is firmly in the "collectibles" category, and how volatile values can be, and how pricing is actively manipulated so the values of them will continue to rise. As a bonus to those that make it to the end, I am ending each episode by showing a lick or playing concept.

Gear for this video:

1967 Telecaster - stock except for steel compensated saddles, and the tone control is wired to the bridge pickup only.

Strings: Ernie Ball 10,13,15,24,32,42

Pick: Blue Chip TPR 35 RB

Amp:1967 Deluxe Reverb amp with Celestion V30 speaker

Effects used:

TC Polytune

Mirage compressor pedal

Boss DM-3 delay

9v power via Truetone CS6