I like all guitars, but old guitars are the ones I really love. Unlike some collectors, I actually prefer the personality and character that only vintage instruments can have. What really excites me is a dusty old guitar with broken strings hiding in a long forgotten closet. It might sound silly, but for me… the older, the dirtier, the better!
I have a real soft spot for almost every vintage Martin guitar, old Gibson guitar, and depression era National steel resonator guitar I see. Just a few of my favorites are a Martin D-18 & Martin D-28, Gibson L-00 & Gibson J-45, and National Duolian & National Hawaiian, but I am interested in just about every old American made guitar.
I suppose it’s possible to like an old guitar for simply what it is, but I really enjoy playing the same guitars my heroes played. Most of the legendary players managed to find the guitar that was best suited for the kind of music they were playing. In many cases not only the player, but also the instrument helped to define the sound of a genre.