How much is a regular guitar worth?
Most guitarists, in my experience, will buy somewhere in the $500 to $1,500 range. Beginners usually spend between $100 and $500. More serious guitarists who have a high budget can spend anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000.
How do I find the value of an instrument?
Log on to the Orion Musical Instrument Blue Book website to find the value of a musical instrument. For a small fee, you can check the value of any instrument you wish including effects units and guitars. This is the book used by most music stores to determine sales prices for used equipment.
Do instruments go up in value?
Generally, a hand made instrument will stay the same or go up in value about the same as the inflation rate.