I was wondering the relationship between the age of a guitar and a guitar's tone. Can they change that drastically in sound over time say 20, 30 or even 10 years. I haven't really done much research but do notice a different and pleasant vibe with the vintage instruments. Can anybody around here accurately compare a 50s or 60s strat or les paul's sound from back in the day to what they sound like today? Are there some woods that sound significantly better the older and dryer they get, some much less so? Does the finish have a lot to do with the wood's ability to dry? Is there a specific breaking in period with electric guitars? i.e. over 20 years of aging and playing does it happen more in the first 10 years or the latter 10 years? Does the wood fully or mostly dry out after a certain period of time, say 20 years? Wondered about this from time to time and can tell there's something to it but haven't done much in the way of research or fact finding. I'm sure there's a number of factors in all this so generalizations may not be possible.