Day one in Costa Mesa: we sold a number of guitars and amps to fellow dealers and enjoyed getting reacquainted with a number of our old friends, including Bill from El Dorado straps. Based on what we have seen so far, the vintage market seems to be recovering from its recent several-year slump. Popular instruments include Guild flattops and electrics, ’70s Telecasters and Gibson 330s and 335s. We also believe Firebirds are going to remain very popular. We bought a nice recent ‘Bird in sunburst today that will soon be on our site.
Tomorrow we will be hosting the first day of public sales.