This is the indispensable guide on how to collect guitars. Using a detailed step-by-step approach, the author shows you how to build the guitar collection of your dreams on a very tight budget. Whether you are a beginning or a seasoned collector, this is the proven methodology that you'll need to follow to maximize your potential and focus your collecting goals. Highlights of this book include: a step-by-step guide from a highly successful collector; how to begin your collection; where to look for bargains; purchasing and negotiating techniques; record keeping; cleaning and detailing your finds; avoiding common mistakes; refining your collection; helpful illustrations; and how to focus your efforts to maximize results. As of the third printing, the author's collection is now worth in excess of $125,000, with an investment of zero. While some people have used this system to make money, the book is about how to build a superb collection of guitars with very little money invested. Bill's strategy has been used successfully by hundreds of collectors around the world.
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Bill Dixon, as a thirteen-year-old, first picked up a guitar in 1958 and learned Hard Travelling from a traveling folksinger named Danny O'Day. That was in Columbus Ohio in a long-gone coffee shop called the Avant Garde. That first guitar was a beat-up Harmony archtop, and Bill wanted a better instrument. That's where it all began. Since then, Bill has worked his way through two degrees at The Ohio State University, taking wierdly diverse jobs along the way: bartender, bouncer, cook, speech writer, political campaign manager, zookeeper, radio announcer, iron worker, pet shop manager, artist, book editor, school teacher, and yes, folksinger. After earning his Masters' degree at OSU, he did a brief stint in advertising, then went into banking where he later became CEO of a savings and loan association. He then started and ran his own successful real estate development company. Bill is semi-retired today and works as an artist and writer in Maine and Florida. He's written more than a dozen magazine articles and published two books. He recently released a CD of original folk songs titled: Is It Art? He is an avid guitar collector and consults in various music related matters. He recently lectured on guitars as an art form, at Colby College in Waterville Maine.Review:
Dixon has developed a useful system... He shares where to look for bargains, purchasing and negotiating techniques, avoiding common pitfalls, and how to focus your efforts to maximize results. Dixon's approach is a great place to start. --Vintage Guitar Magazine (March 2004)
Dixon...offers advice on everythiing from scouting out and fixing up your acquisitions to keeping a purchase diary...you'll... be entertained and... enlightened by..(this) guide. --Acoustic Guitar Magazine (May 2004)
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Book Description self, 2003. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110972569901
Book Description self, 2003. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0972569901
Book Description self, 2003. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 972569901