@Winegums I get it. Hate to keep bringing it back to guitar analogies, but it's the world I know. This is the purpose of the 'vintage' aftermarket. Martin guitars offers lots of new 'vintage' instruments. Using the same specs from designs from '29 and such, and I've heard that some are really wonderful. But they don't sound like a '29 Martin. If you really want a '29 Martin you need to buy one made in 1929. I bet we could find you an 'original' 7 fin somewhere on this forum; because you make a valid point; I just don't think it's reasonable to expect a craft manufacturer to 'back up' so to speak.