On this page I will post information to assist people in buying selling and identifying guitars.
My interests are Yamaha, Fender, Burns and Westone Guitars and these will be the guitars I focus on.
Information 31st December 2022
I don't get much correspondence about this area. I am considering stopping the updates as I am not sure it is worth doing.
If you do use this area please contact me and let me know.
Updates to this page stopped as at 1st January 2023
All old files still available for now.
I maintain a database of sales of Fender (including Squier, but I have don't record anything below
£100) Burns, Westone, and Yamaha. This tells me what people will pay for them and hence what they are
really worth. I did record Tokai and PRS sales but I have stopped upating these as of December 2017 the details up to then are
still available. What people ask for them is irrelevant and many are pitched far too high on Ebay. I am always willing to give
advice if asked.
I have now stopped updating the Fender lists but have continued recording Thinlines and Aerodynes see below.
April 2021 Now restarted recording some Fenders and Squiers just the Japanese and Korean ones which now include any relevant Thinlines and of course Aerodynes. Hence the Thinline and Aerodyne spreadsheet is discontinued
No longer updating any spreadsheets please email me if you have any questions
The links below are to spreadsheets containing prices paid they are downloadable and can be sorted and filtered in all the normal ways. If you are buying a used Fender send me pictures, there are a lot of fakes about and if I am not sure I can ask the experts for you.
There is a company in the UK based in the Bath area which holds specialist guitar auctions regularly. This is not like Ebay it is an auction house with knowledgeable people who do proper appraisals you should visit their website the link is on my links page. They have records of sales going back several years for all makes of guitar. I am listing sales of the models I am interested starting from the beginning of 2014, but you can check the others for yourself.
In the far east Yamaha produce a magazine called Bridge, it is similar to the Fender Frontlines of old. I have pdfs in English
of the 2012 and 2015 versions these are available for download from the links below. I don't know if they were produced in
any other years but if anyone does know of others please let me know.