Hell yeah… Vintage prices have gone insane !
Ever since the word got out about the so-called magic of the classic vintage instruments and equipment, prices have gone through the roof. Now, it seems that every other person on the street is a vintage gear collector. The market has become flooded with players fighting over the same piece of gear.
A vintage 1970s Dumble Handmade Amp-Speaker Cable from a Dumble Overdrive Reverb Special Lowell George for sale on Ebay for a whopping $2,995? It’s easy know what you’re thinking.
“Who in their right mind would pay that much for a cable?”
Well, I can only speculate but I guess someone who thinks “This wasn’t just any cable. This was a handmade, one-of-a-kind cable used by Lowell George himself. It was like owning a piece of rock and roll history. And who wouldn’t want to own a piece of that?”
But it’s not just cables that are fetching ridiculous prices these days. Guitars and amps from the ’50s and ’60s are also seeing their values skyrocket. A Gibson Les Paul from 1958 sold for over $200,000, and a Fender Bassman amp from the same era fetched an astonishing $150,000.
What’s behind this madness, you might ask? Is it simply supply and demand? As more and more people discover the allure of vintage gear, the prices just keep going up. And with so many famous musicians and producers using vintage gear, it’s no wonder that people are willing to pay top dollar for a piece of equipment that was used by their idols.
One thing for sure, if you’re a vintage gear collector, hold on tight, because the ride is only getting wilder. Or if you’re thinking of joining the vintage gear craze, just remember that one of these days, you might end up paying as much as a house for a vintage cable.