Since D'Pergo appears to be the topic of the week, here's yet another path to discuss. If history repeats itself, the earliest examples of any successful builder often become the most valuable over time. Look at the '85-86 PRS's as a modern example, beyond the well known Fender and Gibsons. Given that, it seems likely that those owning the earliest D'Pergo's may do well to hang on to them. Splatt indicated that he thought Stefan started building around the mid eighties, roughly the same time as PRS, so there must be maybe a couple hundred early examples floating around? The earliest one I remember hearing about was probably Julien Kasper's maybe around 2004 but there must be lots of earlier ones out there. Anybody here own or seen them? I know they wouldn't have the aged bodies but did they have the same current features like the enhanced cutaway? Was he making his own pickups at that time? Regardless of actually being better or worse, the early ones often will end up being worth far more than the new ones to collectors. So what will constitute a vintage D'Pergo in 20 years?