I've been meaning to throw this question to TGP for a while now. First, a backstory. There's this vintage shop not far from where I live that has had a 1961 Les Paul Standard (SG body) hanging on the wall for years. I've lusted after it ever since I set my eyes on it, which has to have been at least three years ago now. Here's the thing. aside from the old wood, the finish, and the truss rod cover, nothing on the guitar is original. Replaced pups, bridge, tailpiece, tuners, wiring. The shop has FINALLY lowered the price to something I'm prepared to pay. I'm planning getting to the shop this weekend.. it might be coming home with me this time. Looking for your opinion; where do YOU draw the line between a "Vintage" instrument, and just a guitar with a story? How important is originality to you? Does old wood really matter? Thanks.