Almost 20 years ago, I bought a '69 Martin D-18 for $300. Why so cheap? It had tons of cracks and a half-dollar sized hole on the side. But Open chords sounded great, so I bought it. The cracks got bigger, and I left it alone virtually unplayed for 10 years. Four years ago, I took it to an authorized Martin guy in New York - Carlo Greco. For $500, he fixed the cracks, repaired the hole (with putty) and told me it didn't need a neck reset. These days, it's obvious the thing needs a neck reset. But it's a '69 Martin, not super collectable, and I can't figure out if it is worth it or not. Bill Neely, an authorized Martin repair guy here in LA told me it was absolutely not worth it. He said I should just sell the guitar - maybe get $1000 for it. Maybe. But one of the repairmen at McCabe's in Santa Monica said Neely was wrong - the guitar was worth $2000 as is - they had just sold a mint '69 D-18 for $4000. They suggested sending it to Asken guitars - said maybe I'd have to put $800-$1000 in to it - but the end result would be an amazing sounding guitar, and I could absolutely get my money out of it should I sell it. I took it to LA Guitars Sales in West Hollywood, and they confirmed with Neely said - don't put any more money into the thing. So I am completely confused. Any thoughts?