Granted, this is partially because I don't have a budget that allows multiple immaculate vintage instruments. With that in mind, I'll take a modern reissue guitar over a vintage guitar of the same model. I used to lust after vintage 335s, Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, and SGs because my favorite artists play(ed) them and I bought into the idea that there's intangible "mojo" with vintage instruments. I'm guessing I'm not the only TGP member who had this notion before playing vintage guitars. I never thought I'd have the chance to play, let alone own, any vintage guitars; however, over the past few years I've been able to play some very nice and highly desirable gear from vintage dealers, and I've even owned a few vintage "player grade" guitars. After having the opportunity to play and own said guitars, I've come to the conclusion that I'll take a modern-built guitar based on a vintage model over an actual vintage guitar. I don't buy into the notion that "they just don't make 'em like they used to". I've owned many modern reissues that haven't been trumped by actual vintage guitars. I love having modern reliability and vintage appearance. For those of you who've had the fortune to own both modern and vintage, what's your take? And just for fun, I'll put in a plug that the 2013-2018 Gibson ES VOS line from Memphis is my favorite line of guitars ever made. I've owned 10-12 guitars from this line I've yet to find a more consistent line from Gibson. Each one has been absolutely stellar, so I highly recommend them if you're into ES guitars.