That's actually a fairly interesting way to put it. I picked up my '62 AVRI that is right at 20 years old. However, it's more of a "closet classic" in that it is fairly pristine. And yes, there is definitely some magic that can not be replicated in terms of real deal 62 production vs 1999, but it definitely feels like a just worn in guitar with some years on it. Sounds very sweet acoustically and the pickups don't disappoint. It's enough to scratch my "vintage" itch. But I also have no experience with the real deal.