Buying vintage Gretsch guitars is not without risks. There’s non-originality and outright forgery to consider, as well as structural issues that can compromise looks and playability. After reading this guide, you’ll know a good one when you see it.
Guitar.com’s Huw Price was a studio engineer for My Bloody Valentine during their early 90s pomp: with the band’s hugely influential back catalogue finally available on streaming platforms, he looks back at the unique experience working with the Sultans Of Shoegaze.
Many of us dream of owning a vintage Fender Stratocaster but distinguishing Relics and fakes from the real deal requires an in-depth knowledge of timelines, manufacturing processes and arcane details. Here’s our guide to authenticating vintage Stratocasters.