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  •  Danelectro's Montgomery Ward brand (5+ / 0-)
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    Philpm, Rolfyboy6, KenBee, koNko, 3rdOption

    It was Airline. I occasionally spot them in used instrument stores.

    •  Making them rarer, I think (1+ / 0-)
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      Just curious, but is the price more than a Silvertone? Logically, based on collectable value, might be.

      In fact, one problem now is some instrument value is so high as a collectable that they are treated more as investment or status symbol than a musical instrument and but out of reach of most players.

      And then there was the flood in Nashville that wiped-out 100 million worth of fine instruments in storage, making the remainder that much more rare.

      400ppm : what about my daughter's future?

      by koNko on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 03:38:53 AM PDT

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      •  I just checked eBay (2+ / 0-)
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        Went to and searched for "airline guitar", and they're running from $500 to $2,500.

        If you're a collector, you might want to check out this one:
        VERY unusual instrument

        However, the majority of the instruments that turn up in the search are Korean-made copies made by a company called Eastwood. I never would have thought when I was looking at these things in the Montgomery Ward catalog that these guitars would ever be considered valuable enough to copy.

        •  Prices on Airline guitars jumped (0+ / 0-)

          after Jack White started playing one.

          "While" is a perfectly good word. "Whilst" just sounds pretentious, unless you speak British english.

          by ubertar on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 02:07:22 PM PDT

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