Once you go platinum, there's no going any higher all you can do is go platinum again! That's been the nature of record sales for years, and with Guitar Center's platinum collection, it applies to instruments as well. It just doesn't get any better than this, and if you're looking for more goodness than a single platinum collection instrument has to offer, that may just mean more than one. You might be surprised to learn that it's not out of your wallet's reach to do that: platinum means excellence, not expense, and while there are definitely some guitars and basses here with status symbol price tags, they're actually outnumbered by models that bat well above their sticker in terms of tone and craftsmanship.
Some good examples of the incredible bang for your buck you can find in the platinum collection would be the Platinum Gibson J 15 Acoustic Electric Guitar, the Platinum Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II '50s Neck Electric Guitar and the Platinum Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4 String Bass. Of course, there are plenty of other top luthiers represented here, including Fender, Gretsch, Rickenbacker, PRS, Ibanez and more. Plus, if you're looking to follow in the footsteps of your favorite guitar hero, there's a good chance you can get your hands on a signature model built to that player's specs.
At the top end of the platinum collection, you'll find some of the rarest and most sought after instruments on the market, such as the Gibson 120th Anniversary F 5 Mandolin, the Martin OM 45 De Luxe Authentic 1930VTS Acoustic Guitar, and the Gibson Custom Bella Voce Electric Guitar. Items like these are a collector's dream, and if you happen to be such a collector, there's no telling what the latest creation waiting for you in this section might be. Ultimately, finding the best fit for you in the platinum collection is a matter of taste, and whether it's a high end working instrument or a one of a kind showpiece, it's guaranteed to make an unforgettable impression.