Serious question here: why does everyone act like old guitars are automatically better and worth more than new ones?? It's obvious that some were better built "back in the day" or there was nicer wood to pick from or the pickups were hand wound or whatever. Most companies are making fantastic guitars today, often better than the old ones in many ways. There were periods when some old guitars were not built up to the high standards of today. I understand that many hollow and semi-hollow guitars mellow over time as the wood ages and I can appreciate that. Thinking of old Martins, Gretsches, and Gibsons, for example. But let's say a Mexican Strat, is a 2000 version better that a new one? My 2019 plays great with an amazing neck and frets, the fit and finish is flawless, the new pickups sound fantastic and I hear no reason to replace them. Everyone acknowledges that the new MIM Fenders are fantastic for the money. Why is a 20-year old guitar worth 50% more than a new one? I get the impression that it's an automatic reaction, old is better than new. What do you think?