Originally Posted by rolandjuno6
Almost all of my guitars are over thirty five years old. The frets on all of them are good. I always look for well maintained examples. Whenever I need fret work I get it done. So far I haven't had to.
Interesting, I have been wondering that as I do not have or have never obtained an older guitar. I have one around 12 years old now and it has a few bad spots under the 3rd string on the lower frets. Nothing bad that warrants a rework or a file dressing and that sort of thing really scares me as to finding someone good enough to do it. I do not really trust the references guitar center suggests.
I still have yet to really get the whole vintage thing. I prefer new myself and the ability to select the woods and most parts. Seems a bit of a mythical notion to pay so much for an old guitar as it seems one is chasing something that cannot really be had. An old guitar was new at the time of all the legendary lore surrounding it and one these days is just not the same from age, wood drying, component age and degrade and even magnet degradation over time. It cannot be the same and if you refurbish things isn't that making it "new"??
I've always wanted a Les Paul but I cannot see all the bucks for the old ones, the new ones are over priced as it is.