smiling politely as they dream of savage things
- Jan 21, 2010
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Playing has to come before gear.
I used to think that.
But I understand now,...there's Collectors. And they serve a purpose too.
Curators,..preservers of old guitars,...guitar lovers.
I can't hate on someone who doesn't have the inclination or ability to play well but who really, truly loves guitars.
I used to,..I use to be a Player Snob. But I outgrew it after seeing how much good Collectors do.
Who else is buying those expensive guitars and then selling them for thousands less? They take that hit. That depreciation.
There's a lot of Players out there playing nice guitars because some Collector got that guitar first,..kept it in good shape,...and passed it down the line when the time came.
hell the only reason I have a nice guitar is because someone was collecting them who hooked me up.
Changed my whole view and appreciation.
it's easy to be a snob,..not so easy to be grateful.
The guitar world is huge,...everyone has a purpose from players to collectors to builders and pickup makers.
it's a community.