Re: [AH] analogue synths as financial investments

From David Bulog
Sent Sat, Jul 12th 2008, 11:37

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>  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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