After a very friendly concert in Breckenridge, for some awesome folks, I flew to Sarasota Florida for some guitar biz with my guitar bro Al Ladensack. We had a great time swapping stokes about vintage guitars, and we went to visit George Gruhn in Nashville and spent some time with the “guru” of steel string guitars at his huge guitar complex in Nashville. George wrote books about vintage guitars and these books are now the “bibles” of vintage collectors worldwide. George can just look at a guitar and he can tell you if it was ever redone in any way, from fake bridges to overpay lacquer. He can tell the year it was built at a glance and the value in today’s collectors marketplace.
You gotta go there sometime if you are a guitar aficionado! There are thousands of vintage and new guitars and there
is no shop like it in the world.