I agree with this as well. As I've said in other posts as well as this one, I own several reissue/AVRI's and wouldn't get rid of em for the world! They are fantastic guitars, especially my 01 AVRI Strat! However, the OP is also wanting something that's really vintage based on their OP, and if I had the means I would throw down on a "real vintage" myself. But yeah... the "new vintage" is great IMO.