An owner of a Specht custom recently wrote in about he and his guitar getting re-acquainted; and how well the instrument worked after such a spell of not being played.
Dude, here is the divine instrument in my kitchen. . . . The guitar is wonderful now that it is in tune. My fingers have blisters as I have not played for three years! It is sounding so good. ~ Angus
The truth is: guitars like this just sound better and better as they age!