I recently bought a Nash 60's strat reissue, all relice'd out and it is better than my two pre-cbs strats that I have owned. Now before you go nuts, lemme explain. 1. Who wants to take a 20k guitar to a gig? 2. One of my pre-cbs guitars sounded like garbage, so not all that is vintage is golden. 3. This Nash rings like crazy and I can mod it with pickups and such and not have destroyed the value at all. Now why buy a beat up guitar at all? Three reasons: 1. the vibe is coool. 2. I hate being the first to put a ding in a new guitar, and 3. This is the best reason of all. When I bought my first Fender relic years ago, I called the custom shop to ask a question about it. the conversation went like this: me: "hi, got a question about a relic" CS: "Did you buy it new or used?" me: "Doesn't matter" CS: "what do you mean it doesn't matter?" me: "Hey, either it was never new or it still is. It's a relic, right? Did you document the relicing?" CS: "Uh...no." me: "then it's still new" CS: "We never thought of that..." A good relic should always maintain it's value because it was used when it was new! I can throw it down the stairs and it's still new! But seriously, I already bought another Nash and they just blow Fender relics away. Big C neck, 6100 frets. One is a 9.5 radius and the other is compound radius, 10" - 16". Plays and sounds and feels amazing, like an old pair of jeans. (I'm not suggesting you can play and old pair of jeans) Any other nash lovers out there?