Re: [AH] analogue synths as financial investments

From David Bulog
Sent Sat, Jul 12th 2008, 12:12

I would also add that MS-20 might really climb 10 - 20 years from now  
because of  the early classic Aphex Twin
albums and the fact that he used this model at that point in time
On 12/07/2008, at 9:37 PM, David Bulog wrote:

>> A large
>> investment firm in the UK determined that vintage guitars are one of
>> the largest growth markets in the world and are in the process of
>> purchasing $100M worth of them.
>
> Hi I would love to see some links about the investment firm that has  
> 100M to put into vintage guitars
> that amount of money would easily take out the entire worlds supply  
> in no time, they would need to buy quickly
> before word got around to pull it off :)
>
> As far as synths go they are only worth big money while synth music  
> is fashionable unlike guitars which
> I would say the best investments are ARP 2600 and , Korg MS-20
>
>
> On 12/07/2008, at 6:47 PM, /0 wrote:
>
>> this question would be best answered by someone qualified to give  
>> investment advice.
>>
>> of course a bunch of synth nuts are going to think synths are  
>> great, but you don't want to invest money on the answers you get  
>> here ;p
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Danjel van Tijn" <redacted@example.com 
>> >
>> To: "analogue list" <redacted@example.com>
>> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 11:45 PM
>> Subject: [AH] analogue synths as financial investments
>>
>>
>>> I have a chunk of money saved up and unfortunately I live in a city
>>> where the average home costs $1M and tiny, crappy 1 bedroom  
>>> apartments
>>> sell for $350k. Needless to say I won't be getting into a mortgage  
>>> (or
>>> my own place) any time soon.
>>>
>>> There were many classic vintage synths I have dismissed due to their
>>> prohibitive collector price; the recent System 700 selling for  
>>> $50k is
>>> an example of that. Now I am wondering if I should consider  
>>> investing
>>> some of my money into buying some vintage analog gear? A large
>>> investment firm in the UK determined that vintage guitars are one of
>>> the largest growth markets in the world and are in the process of
>>> purchasing $100M worth of them.
>>>
>>> The obvious appeal of all this is actually having some fantastic
>>> instruments around to use (carefully) instead of a boring RRSP or
>>> something.
>>> The risks:
>>> -It breaks (and with irreplaceable parts or impossible to service)
>>> -It gets stolen
>>> -Devalues
>>>
>>> The pros:
>>> -Really fun to own
>>> -Potentially huge growth overtime.
>>>
>>> I feel like a big hypocrite since I hate the idea of instruments  
>>> being
>>> valued as collectors items and not by their value as an instrument
>>> (and in the hands of musicians). At the same time, modern modular
>>> analog systems are becoming extremely prevalent and affordable and  
>>> the
>>> world will always be into collecting whatever is deemed vintage
>>> anyways.
>>>
>>> If you were going to invest in a synth or two, what would you pick??
>>>
>>>
>>> cheers,
>>> Danjel
>>
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