theknowle wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:47 pm
There is a 1955 Fleta on the Brompton's auction site that used to belong to Christopher Nupen of early radio documentary fame.
I wonder if anyone will dare to bid 'blind'. I think I almost would .... pity I had to buy that new car last month!
Sell the car, buy the guitar.
When I was studying the violin, many decades ago, one of my teacher's students was considering the purchase of a fine Italian violin. Well, he decided to get a new car instead and was on his way to the BMW dealer to buy the car when he turned around, drove to the violin dealer, and bought the violin.
It was the best thing he could have done. The BMW is crushed into a little pile of metal now, most likely, while the violin probably went up at least three or four times what he paid. I bought a fine French violin from 1900 at about the same time and eventually sold it for double what I paid.
Of course, nobody can predict the future price of an instrument.