I own a Warwick Corvette that I bought in early 1997. When I picked it up, I fell absolutely in love and had to have it. It seems only a short time after that, things started to change with Warwicks. I was sure I was gonna buy another one but I haven't picked one up since that feels anything like mine. I know there are differences with the newer Warwicks. They changed the nut, the necks used to be made entirely of Wenge, now I hear that Wenge became too expensive and they had to cut back. Also, when I bought mine there was only one place in NY that sold Warwicks (Rudy's), now they seem to sell them everywhere. This tells me they must be making a hell of a lot more of them. I guess my questions are: Does anybody know if the older Warwics have a higher market value (not that I'd ever sell mine) than the newer ones. Does anyone have any more info on the changes in production since 1997. And does anyone own an old and a new Warwick - how do they compare when used in a band or recording situation. I'm still considering picking up another - The Streamer with the M.M. & the Jazz pickups.