The value of Vintage Guitars have significantly outperformed major stock markets such as the Dow Jones, FTSE 100 and S&P 500 over the past 25 years.
ACP has structured a fund to invest in the vintage guitar market over 10 years which will take advantage of this new asset class. The Fund's objective is to outperform the 42 Guitar Index which has demonstrated over the past 20 years an average annual return of over 14%. This index does not include the blue chips of top tier vintage guitars such as late 1950's Gibson Les Pauls and pre-war Martin D-45s, making it a conservative index. In fact, for the two and a half years (2007 through 2009) surrounding the market turmoil of the credit crisis, data collected by the publishers of the Index demonstrate a 24% increase in the value of the 'top 100 most valuable guitars' vs the first decline of the Index.
Vintage Guitar is a term applied to certain models of acoustic and electric guitars produced before 1970 by primarily U.S. manufacturers.
Because wooden stringed instruments (violins, cellos, guitars etc.) improve over years from the constant vibrations of strumming and bowing, the sound of the vintage guitar becomes warmer and each one develops its own individual sound and feel. This is something modern technology has not been able to replicate. Because there is a dwindling supply of these guitars available and a growing demand for them, the prices have been steadily going up over the past 40 years.
ACP has assembled fund managers who are both vintage guitar experts as well as seasoned investment advisers, each with over 25 years of experience in the financial markets.
The managers will buy both inherently valuable vintage guitars as well as those with memorabilia status attached to them. There is no other investment fund like The Guitar Fund and the managers believe that this investment strategy is a very good alternative for portfolio diversification, especially in the case of generational wealth management.
This fund is designed with the intent of making long term investments in an alternative investment vehicle, capitalizing on the intrigue of the marketplace with first mover advantage.
Vintage Guitars are unlikely to lose the infatuation of guitar players and collectors, and as new performing artists continue to use these rare collectibles on stage, their desirability should continue to flourish. (Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance).
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