You might wonder what the difference is between an antique guitar and a vintage guitar, the answer is age and value. In the case of guitars older does not mean higher value, guitars made before 1920 are considered antique and carry lower values. Guitars made from 1920s and the early 1970s, through about 1972, are considered vintage and carry higher values. After the mid-1970s guitars were made more mass market and became less collectible.
Antique guitars still make interesting conversation pieces, and reflect the era they were made in beautifully. If you collect for aesthetics instead of monetary value, then antique guitars are perfect fit. Antique guitars are not as much sought after and therefore, to some extent, easier to find and less expensive to collect.