Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
George Gruhn is one of the world's most learned authorities on vintage fretted musical instruments, and in this video he tells buyers how to wisely purchase these instruments. Gruhn explains how to examine the details of a guitar by looking at its finish, hardware, fret type, inlays, and bindings. Guitars should be appraised and critiqued by the way they were built and their quality of sound. Gruhn warns of counterfeit instruments, and how a buyer can avoid purchasing one. Added tips are provided to help a buyer determine if a particular vintage guitar will be difficult or easy to play.