Information not relating to specific guitar brands. For brand-specific info, see the guitar index.
Reading potentiometer codes
Dating a vintage guitar can be difficult, but deciphering the codes stamped onto the sides or back of the potentiometers (volume and tone controls) can yield valuable information. This article tells you where to find them, and how to read them.
How to sell a vintage guitar online
Part 1: Identifying the guitar In order to sell your guitar you need to know what it is, roughly when it was made, and by whom
Part 2: Finding out what your guitar is worth And in order to get the best price you need to know roughly what it is worth
Part 3: Advertising your guitar for sale Finally, there are a few secrets to getting a good price for your guitar. Some guitars do better in a vintage dealers window, whilst others do be better on eBay. How to decide where to sell your guitar.
Vintage guitar repair: fret buzz and sharp frets
Loose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar!