FAQ about Vintage & Rare

7. What is a vintage instrument?


“Vintage” is a term which has acquired new meaning since its original usage.


The term comes from a combination of Vint (of the vine) and Age (time of creation). Originally, this term was used in the wine industry to indicate a wine’s harvest date.


The term “Vintage” has been modified by collectors to mean “old”, such as a Vintage Car or Vintage Clothing. In musical instrument terminology, the term refers to “an original, older instrument”.