Vintage/collectible and trying to restore a bass to the Founders' original intent receives more attention on Talkbass than probably it should, but it is a "thing" nonetheless. We have seen venerable pristine closet queens fully worth the sometimes penthouse prices asked for them, but we have also seen opening bids of $800 for a chunk of wood that, had it not come from a 1966 Fender, would just be considered driftwood with a few splotches of red paint still adhering to it. What say you? Where is the Rubicon line for an instrument to be no longer vintage and collectible but fair fodder for the mod squad? At what point do we reach the pickup that is too tarty or a bridge too far? What degree or amount of deviation from factory spec makes an instrument no longer restorable to original condition and relegates it to "player grade"? I'm not going to set this up as a poll because individual gradations will be too subjective to quantify precisely. I'm just going to designate 10 as factory new condition and 1 as firewood, and let y'all fill in the spaces between.