OK, today I was looking around online and browsing on Reverb for a Joan Jett Signature Model Melody Maker. I missed out (i.e. I couldn't afford it) when these were on the market back in - what was it? - 2006 or 2008. Back when they were new, these "worn finish" guitars sold for $749. I expected ten-year-old used ones would be in the $500 range... Boy, was I wrong! Pretty much every one I've found is asking DOUBLE the original, brand-new-in-the-box MSRP! People actually want over $1,200 for these allegedly "budget" guitars! Are people just high? I can't imagine anyone is paying those prices. I understand it's out of production and it's a question of supply and demand, but it seems to me in this case supply has GOT to be greater than demand and those prices can't possibly be justified. Am I wrong? This is why I chuckle when I see people here saying things like, "Don't want to pay for a new Les Paul? Just get a used one -- They're cheap!" My experience is that anything with the name Gibson on the headstock sells for a premium online. Heck, the other day I was looking at Victory basses -- Those things, which nobody wanted at the time, are also selling (well, sellers are asking) more than their original "new" price. I know there are deals to be had. I just seem to be really bad at finding them! Mini-rant over. Thanks for listening!