well , ironically , talking about why these guitars are going up so much , and the reasons why they are sought after ,, will probably even add to it more . lol
.first off .. those vintage pickups are actually "vintage" pickups and have real vintage sound that modern stuff can't seem to duplicate . so people look for the older stuff .
secondly, image . kids these days are into the garage band /poor boy / grunge look sound and image . these guitars fit that .
just as they also fit old blues /hound dog taylor etc styles / image / sound . not to mention, the ss-4l is nicknamed the "hound dog taylor guitar " .. (even though he actually played the Kawai made model. )
3rdly .. retro is cool , .. and authentic retro is even better .
4thly .. you can blame me for bragging about them on this site ;-)
5th . ebay only neeeds 2 buyers that really want it to drive up the price on one ... and the next guy to sell one wants the same price . so blame ebay too , and human greed ;-)
of course , this is just my opinion .
ps , your guitar is a beauty .. you are lucky i didnt see it first ;-)
Holy Sh!t. Gorgeous.
we can see the pictures in the attachments that you left under the discription.
you can also post a picture . when you type in text , right above the text box in the little menu click the little box beside the box that says "link "
sweet lookin guits man
Good for you. They look great. These guitars are so weird and organic. They are fickle, but they are cool. It's funny how the silhouettes of these are so much more 2 dimensionally organic creating that illusion, but the reality is that the American guitars were much more organic 3 dimensionally, while only giving the illusion of 2 dimensional conformity. You may look at Fenders and Gibsons and think they are quite organic, but the truth is that every curve was rigidly combined in precise combinations and proportions.
I gotta get me one I think....
Was trying to post a pic, something went wrong.