Every time I travel around to a regional city I try to hit up every vintage store I can to try out the old Strats (I really plan to get one some day when I feel the time and price are right but thats another thread). A couple times this spring I was in chicago and played several early 60's Strats (62-65) that blew my mind (as well as my eyeballs when I saw the tags). For a while I thought about looking for a later 66-69 Strats to see how they comparred. Well I was in Louisville this weekend and played a 1966 strat that just blew my mind - it was the best playing and sounding strat I've found in a while - I'd say every bit as good if not better than the 62-65's I played and in better condition/less wear for the price. The guitar did have some wear and to my eyes looked legit - One would obviously need to dissect it and have a couple other sets of eyes & appraisal. It really seemed like a winner accept the price - $15,000! With a tag like that I didnt even bother asking any more about it, and this was probably the most expensive guitar in the shop by double. What do you guys think is reasonable in todays market for a guitar like that with paint worn of the back and in pretty decent condition every where else. I think prices are still high and dont see a 66-68 going for more than 10G unless its custom color or mint (just saw a similar piece go on ebay for 9500 with good pictures but I wouldn't touch a vintage fender on ebay with a 1000ft pole).