Vintage Gibson Basses
People collect vintage basses for many reasons. These reasons vary from interest in the instrument to interest in the design to interest in the musician who played it.
Some people collect vintage basses simply because they have an interest in the instrument and like amassing a collection. True fans appreciate the beauty of the instrument and the differences in tonalities that various basses have. Many people often say, "They don't make them like they used to," about various objects. Instruments can fall into that category, because many believe the quality of the instruments that were made many years ago is far superior to those instruments that are made more recently.
Some people prefer vintage instruments because they can relate the instruments to the artists who played those types. For instance, Eric Clapton used Gibson Les Paul basses in the 60s and many people would love to own one simply for that reason. Fans like to have the same types of instruments as their favorite musicians.
Some people collect basses for the same reason other people collect vintage clothing, jewelry or household items, which is because collecting vintage basses is an investment. Some plan to sell their collections eventually, while others simply enjoy owning and having a valuable collection. Basses do appreciate in value as time goes on.
Vintage basses are a good investment for those interested in amassing a collection of instruments, for those who enjoy the craftsmanship and quality of the instrument and for those who are simply fans of basses.