Dave Hinson


Specialty Guitars
Toured In
24, 26, 27

Dave is one of the editors of the Vintage Guitar Price Guide, as well as contributing editor and adviser of the Blue Book of Guitars. He is on the advisory board of the Modern Guitar Museum (Los Angeles) and is Guitar and musical instruments Expert/Appraiser for Heritage Auctions, ‪Dallas, TX, from 2009 to the present.

He was heard frequently on Overnight America as the Guitar Guy (CBS radio syndicated), The Guitar Guy on St Louis 97.1 FM KFTK (Dave Glover Show) and on KTRS ‪550 am in St.Louis, MO.

He has appeared as a Guitar and Musical Instruments appraiser for KETC PBS Trash or Treasure fair since 2012.

Dave owns two Internationally known guitar shops, ‪in St. Louis and Dallas. He is frequently called upon as a vintage guitar dealer for opinions of accuracy and pricing by appraisers, guitar shops, and auctions worldwide.

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