Antique String Instruments are one type of antique that never goes out of style. Many antique string instruments are kept in working condition so they are as useful to musicians as they are valuable. Depending on the type of antique instrument collector, you can find great deals on antique guitars, banjos, violins and antique cellos that are still in very good condition.
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Many people have been collecting old antique guitars and vintage guitars for a long time. This is a hobby that many people have fallen in love with and in addition to them being able to have a collection that they love, they also have great investments. Most old guitars can hold great value among other collectors of rare guitars. Learn about your individual guitar. There are indications that differ for each guitar type and manufacturer regarding antiques.
Antique violins and antique cellos were often handmade by such masters as Magana, Amati and Guarneri as well as the aforementioned Stradivari. Violins constructed in Cremona, Italy during the golden age are the most in demand and retain the best value where ever you find antique violins for sale. It is estimated that on average these violins appreciate 5% per year. Antique violins are valuable for several reasons. They are rare artifacts, not much different from paintings and sculptures, and these vintage antique violins also provide models for the current best violin makers to follow.
Two notable antique banjos are the Gibson four-string banjo and five-string banjos from the 1920s and 1930s, and the antique open-back banjos from before 1900. Gibson 5-string banjo features an arch-top tone with the actual tenor neck and a hard shell-case at the bottom. Open-backed banjos are typically used for the Appalachian, claw-hammer style and have a softer tone than their resonator banjo counterparts.
The best way to find Antique String Instrument For Sale is to find an antique music instruments dealer that can provide you with good professional advice.