I don't know about the Model T comment, some of those old designa are still valid in our modern musical world. You can still go 90 with an old bass. Anyway, I do carpentry for a daytime job, and frankly musical opportunities don't seem quite as numerous as they were a number of years ago. Family life brings a new immediacy and creates int's own sort of space... so for me there are too many choices. For me to spend any more time (I've spent some) looking at other 'possibilities' for tone, look, etc. is a waste, and time spent in "The Land of Make-Believe" instead of playing music. I'd rather make the most of the nice axes I have and get on with it. I'm at where I'm at, and I'm alright. Besides, I've got new little budding musical careers to foster.