By Mark Turgeon
Getting a signed guitar is a big deal for die hard fans. What could be better than having your very own signed guitar by your favorite artist or band? The only problem is that it’s actually one of the hardest collectibles to come by.
Albums and photographs are more common, because they can be purchased or autographed at concerts or venues after a show and the stars are more likely to sign them. Bringing a guitar is not easy to carry around at the show. However, if you are luck enough to receive a signed guitar from the band. All the better.
Many signed guitars are worth far more than their original owners can actually fathom; this is mainly because they’re such a rare item to get a hold of.
All you need to do is to contact a specialist or a memorabilia dealer, and you’d be amazed at some of the ridiculous rates that an autographed guitar are going for. Most sell for less than $10,000, but there are those special few that can be worth hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars. It all depends on who signed it, when it was signed, and the condition of the guitar.
While most collectors look for a autographed guitar that is in mint condition, you might be surprised to learn that they’re not worth the most in this state. Guitars are instruments, and ones that have actually been used by the artist(s) who signed them are worth way more than brand new guitars that were just signed by someone famous. Ultimately, it’s because of the wow factor.
Of course a signed guitar would be awesome to own, but to get one from the artist that he or she played on along with signing it is much cooler.
Having your autographed guitar authenticated by a professional would be a wise investment. Having an item authenticated will make your autographed guitar more marketable in the autograph industry. There are to many forgeries and fakes out there in this world and spending the money to have it authenticated will separate your signed guitar from the forged ones.
If you did not get a proof photo of the artist for your signed guitar, then its best to contact a memorabilia collectibles dealer so they can try to prove the authenticity of your item. Always, research before you buy a signed guitar or other memorabilia collectibles. There are a select few of authentic autograph memorabilia dealers that can help an assist you with your decision making.
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