I saw an episode of Antiques Roadshow not too long ago(maybe some of you saw it too) and a guy had an early 60's (can't remember exactly what year) Stratocaster that he was getting appraised. It was in great shape and had the original case and paperwork. I don't know anything about guitar pricing but the appraiser gave him a value of between $18,000-20,000. Seemed like a crazy figure to me. If a '62 P Bass in great shape goes for about $3,500-4,000 how could a guitar that would definately have sold more units then a bass been worth so much more?