I found this guitar on Craigslist. The guy initially told me it was a 1940’s Old Kraftsman Guitar, he was asking $75 for it. I talked him down to $60, although I would’ve gave the $75. I loved the nostalgic look that it had. Once I got it home and did some research, I found out that it was from the 60’s and missing the black pickgaurd that was suppose to be on it. I kept it around for a month or so, played it a few times (even though the strings were a mile off of the fretboard) and decided to flip it. I relisted it on Craigslist for $100 and got about 10 calls on it right away. A guy in Cleveland ended up traveling about an hour to buy it and was happy to get it. I then went to the Flea market for something to do before work and found a Yamaha 12 String acoustic. The guy had a price of $175 and I picked it up for $100. I love it, it plays like an absolute dream. I seen these go for over $300 on Ebay.
I recently seen a show on TV called American Pickers…two guys travel the country in search of old barns and houses to go through in search of things to buy and flip….hmmm, I think they need a third guy. That’s right up my alley and it seems they love to flip as much as I do….I think I will find their website and see if we can swap links.
Back to the Old Kraftsman guitar….If you want a guitar with a very cool sound, buy one of these. And for some unofficial backround, Gibson sold these with the Old Kraftsman name through the Sears Catalog I believe from the 30’s through the 60’s. I will start keeping up with my flips. I reached my goal and will be posting flips without a goal….for now.