I don't see it that way. I think I have been convinced to give up on a delusion. I agree with you about the "magic" that some guitars have, but I get that with the old AVRIs & the best of the old Tokais. My No. 1 AVRI comes very very close to the two early 60s Strats I've played - so close that I doubt if I could tell the difference in a blind test. The other problem is that so many people apparently get fooled into buying stuff that ends up being nowhere near as "original" as it was claimed to be. I know a bit about old Fenders, but I don't believe that I know enough to guarantee that I won't get conned. I've even heard of people buying guitars from what I thought were respected UK vintage dealers only to find that they turn out to be fakes, or partscasters. Too risky for me.