While technology often provides us with enhanced options in general, 'new' doesn't always equate to 'superior'. In fact, sometimes older is better. For the musically inclined purist, there is nothing like an old guitar.
Many musicians feel older versions of the instrument were just crafted with more skill, thus producing a longer lasting guitar that has a better sound than their more modern, mass produced counterparts. Its tuning pegs are generally tighter, ensuring the instrument stays in tune far longer than today's models. Another benefit to an old guitar is simply its maturity. As a guitar ages, it gets broken in, especially acoustic versions. The hole in the body allows the untreated inside of the instrument to be exposed to tiny amounts of moisture, thus softening the wood and allowing it to give off snappier tones.