Same here. Only they were $3500-4500 in the 90's when I played a few of them. Spectacular sounding acoustics. The reissues are okay. With some time and play, they might open up and sound really good. The only reissues I've handled were in shops and brand new.A blonde, fifties J-185 I once played is the only maple bodied flat top guitar about which I immediately thought "I must have this!!". But lacking the $10,000 to $15,000, I probably never will! I, too will presume you are talking about the contemporary reissue, which I have no experience with.