I mean it just hurts my eye a little when there is, say a '72 jazz bass with nicely aged neck and spick and span body finish... the ages do not match. I understand that someone might not like the original color... I'd trade the bass to one that I like. If the finish for some reason is so badly worn then I understand it, but would a light relic job be in order? This opens yet another can of worms, I know, but I for one would prefer a slightly used feel in a vintage instrument. And what about the effect on trade price? I would not pay premium bucks for a refin, yet I see a lot of sales posts (reverb, ebay) with high prices that I would consider if the instrument was in original, but good condition. What say you TB'ers?