I know I'm going to catch a lot of heat for this, but is "vintage" really all that? I've known people to spend big bucks on a "vintage" Marshall, spend additional $$ having it put back to original factory specs, just to put an $80.00 pedal in front of it. I have personally had in my possession a 1947 Martin D-28, that was donated to me for a charity function. People couldn't believe how poorly someone treated a "vintage" Martin with the horrible headstock repair. Well, truth be told, the guitar belonged to the lady's brother who was a working musician in the 60s. And one night the head stock broke, and he fixed it, and continued using that guitar until he was killed in a car accident. It had been in her closet for decades. In 1960, a 1947 D-28 was just an old guitar. So what changed? In the 80s you could get 60s Gibson guitars all day long rather inexpensively. So what made the "vintage" market? I suspect, it has to do with non players buying up these instruments as investment pieces. I've seen my very first electric guitar, the Kay Vanguard single pickup being touted as "vintage" those things were turds in the 70s when I had one, they're just a petrified turd now, and definitely not worth $700.00! But slap on the terms "vintage" "mojo" "vibe" and people eat it up. Especially the non guitar playing Orthodontist guitar collector. As for the old D-28, I didn't take the lady's guitar for donation, instead I found a buyer who would pay a very fair price for the condition it was in, and restore it to it original condition, or as close as possible. She couldn't believe I got her that (undisclosed amount) for an old broken guitar. The guy who purchased it, was able to find a neck from a 1948 D-28, reattach the ebony bridge, and clean up the water damage. I doubt that any collector would touch that guitar, but the player who has it, cherishes it, and plays it regularly.