I started a thread on that over on the vintage forum, didn't get a lot of modded guitars showing up. Probably people threw a new pickguard on and pretended there isn't a route underneath. In the 70s, they weren't, but by 1980, I was getting offers of $1000 for my 60, and that is a couple grand in todays money. anything pre CBS was going to be going up in value after the late 70s. I know people who did mods in the 60s and 70s. A friend of mine, I used to play with had a tele, don't know if it was pre CBS but It couldn't have been newer than very early 70s, he put a couple of PAFs in it. Now, what is THAT worth?