What does New Old Stock mean for guitars?

What does New Old Stock mean for guitars?

The term refers to instruments or parts that were built at some time in the past, but which are in brand-new condition, and were never sold.

Does Fender sell B stock?

B-Stock Fender American Professional Stratocaster – Natural.

Do fenders go up in value?

So no, your current Fenders will not increase in any significant value.

What is B stock Fender?

Fender American Ultra Stratocaster, Maple Fingerboard, Cobra Blue. What are “B-Stock” models? These are new instruments that may have a small cosmetic blemish, which does not affect playability or tone. While blemishes will vary, these instruments still retain their manufacturer’s warranty.

What does Nos stand for guitar?

New Old Stock
N.O.S., or New Old Stock, is a bit of the outsider here, as it’s as if the guitar is brand new… but bought in the 1950s or ’60s. The instrument is made to vintage specs, but without any wear, faded finish, tarnished hardware, or other signs of age.

What is Fender Nos finish?

N.O.S. An all-lacquer finish that looks as if it hasn’t aged at all—as if you went back in time and bought it.

What is B Stock guitar?

B-Stock guitars are new guitars that have cosmetic blemishes which do not affect playability. While blemishes will vary, these guitars still retain their manufacturer’s warranty (limited coverage for some).

Do Fenders hold value?

Fender. Fender is quite possibly the most popular electric guitar brand next to Gibson. From my experience, I find it pretty hard to find a good deal on a Fender Stratocaster used unless it’s a very old model. This means that they retain their value very well.

Why are old Fender guitars so expensive?

Materials. One reason as to why vintage gear, specifically guitars, are more expensive and sought-after, is because of the materials they are made out of. The instruments made from the early 50’s until the 70’s were made from expensive woods, such as the renowned Brazilian Rosewood.

Is it worth buying B-Stock guitars?

B-stock is great as long as it’s just cosmetic damage or something. You’re probably going to end up doing something to put wear on the guitar anyway, so it hardly matters to the resale value if that’s the issue. the only negative aspect would be resale, and some people may shy away from it.

What does used B-Stock mean?

Many items on Reverb are listed in “B-Stock” condition. These items may have been opened and then returned to the seller, may be a brand new item with a cosmetic flaw, or may have been used as a demo unit in a store.