I'm an old guy, so I remember well the days of treasures for nothing in pawn shops. It changed about 30 years ago, when I was on the road in North Dakota. I walked into a shop and he had everything. Pre CBS Strats, Teles, old Les Pauls, black face and tweed, and I remember thinking, "Eureka!" Then I started looking at the prices and everything was exactly market value. Then I saw a stack of "Vintage Guitar" magazines on the counter, and I realized the tide was changing.