I remember some years ago there have been many old Yamaha GCs (from the 70s and 80s) and other Japanese luthier-made guitars for sale - and for a very low price. Now this has changed completely, you hardly find any of these guitars offered for a reasonable price, at least here in Germany. Today you even find online ads of guitar collectors who are explicitly looking for such guitars. (And I have never seen something similar for Spanish guitars.)rwe wrote: ↑Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:25 amYes, we can do this (or our grand-children...) But the Japanese instruments of the 1970s will not be so iconic as an old Spanish Instrument. That's what's important for the collector's market.
Currently I own more than 20 Japanese guitars and a few Spanish guitars (I sold most of my Spanish guitars.) My experience is that if, for example, you have a budget of €1000, and you compare a used Japanese guitar, often luthier-made, with a new Spanish factory guitar, then you get much more quality (material, build and sound) with the old Japanese guitar. It's a different story if you have a budget of €5000, but there won't be many old Japanese guitars on this price level anyway.