Back in the day we thought of Fenders in terms of "Pre CBS" vs. "The junk they're making now." I never had a customer come into the shop asking for a "vintage" or "collectible" Fender. "Any PreCBS?" There was no internet so most players didn't have a clue about what was around in the 50's unless they were around in the 50's. It was common for guys to take chisels and drills to the older stuff to mod. I would have had a hard time getting over a grand for a Broadcaster in Austin in 1980. That was a lot of money. Manny's in NYC probably could.