I started buying vintage because I realized by the time I'm 70...they will all either be at Vince Gills house or in Japan. And one you fall in love with them...the newer guitars just don't do it. Plus, I usually buy a vintage guitar that is priced right!!...and is great. I'm not doing it for the investment. I do it because I love the history and mojo and sound of vintage guitars. Simple as that....and my two sons who also play guitar are glad I'm spending my money on that instead of vacations in the South of France. I just purchased 1 of only 10 1949 shade top Martin 00-18's...it's amazing...the first thing out of my sons mouth after he hit a few chords was, "I get this one when you die!!"