Original and Rare Vintage Guitar Parts For Sale
Why buy vintage guitar parts?
We all know vintage guitars can have significant value; especially American guitars of the mid 20th Century; guitars by the likes of Gibson, Fender, Martin, Guild and Gretsch. But as is the case with any vintage collectable, be it antique furniture, works of art, or classic motor vehicles, condition and completeness are of paramount importance.
The irony with guitars is that an original 1950s Gibson, for example, whilst capable of producing the most amazing sounds, and playing like butter - may not stay in tune, or intonate quite as well as a modern day equivalent. Consequently old guitars have very often been 'upgraded', with original parts lost. But this can seriously down-grade their value. Replacing missing parts with original or period-correct ones can very much improve a guitars collectability, saleability and therefore value. Add in some period-correct 'case-candy' (hang-tags, brochures price lists) can raise value even more.
Finding the correct vintage guitar parts
Finding spare parts for vintage guitars is not always easy. Manufacturers come and go, very often changing specifications throughout the course of a guitar's production; identifying exactly the right specification part can be very difficult indeed - but we aim to help you find the correct part for your instrument. We have many years experience in restoring vintage musical instruments: if you need help, or just want to be sure the part listed is the correct part for your guitar please do get in contact.
What vintage guitar parts do we stock?
We specialise in 1960s and 1970s guitar and bass parts and vintage guitar literature, relating to American, European (and a few Japanese) guitars and basses. Specifically Gibson, Guild, Epiphone, Hagstrom, Hofner and Vox. The parts for sale on this site are sorted by brand and type, or you can search for keywords in the box above. We have a lot of parts unlisted on this site - if you do not see the part you need, please ask.
Where do these parts come from?
Through many years of collecting and restoring guitars. Sometimes the best source of rare parts are damaged guitars of the same type and year - salvaging the parts we need and reselling parts we do not.