Do you young guys realize that those 70's Fenders were regarded by those of us who had already been playing for 10 or 15 years as being such second rate instruments that that is what sparked the vintage guitar market? It's true. Nobody who knew better wanted them. We all wanted the guitars from the 50's and first half of the 60's. Those 70's Fenders were thrown together by CBS. CBS pretty much ruined the Fender name. Long term employees like Forrest White and Bill Carson had a tough time getting behind those products. Guitars were being returned by dealers because of the lack of quality. Those guitars are just old used guitars. They are not "vintage" guitars. Not to those of us who were around back then.