natural worn in my opinion its very ambiguous term.
what its natural and what its fake?
if my guitar developes chips, and i make those chips bigger with my nails its fake?
i think the post should be named:
"post your non factory relic" and then we will judge if it looks fakes or not XD
now seriously, the line beetween natural relic and forced relic its very thin, sometimes even exist
It does exist and you can tell by the type of person who owns it & how they play and how they live their lives.Hence, the reason people like to copy blues musicians who were poor and lived on the street.To some people owning a real relic is burden because then you have to live up to owning one or some people may prefer to own one and just be a joke-each to their own.
If its done unintentionally its real.If its done by a shop or intentionally its fake(imitation of the real)-simple as that-the way its always been amongst musicians.There are no shortcuts ever.
Its real or its not-there's no inbetween & everyone knows in their heart what is real and what is not.
Things have really changed.....and some of the most important things seem to have been forgotten but i blame the guitar companies for that,not people.
so if on next winter, i forgot to get the guitar and leave it on the truck of my car for 2 days and it checks, its real.
but if i put my guitar on the car intentionally 2 nights and it checks, its fake.
I get the core of the thing, but at the end, the result is the same, a checked guitar.
In my case, my heart tells me that both cases are the same.
worning its different tho, fake arm wear is fake, real is real, no debate, agree.
Another case that for me its not fake, its ambering the lacquer.
You can amber it faster exposing it to cigarete smoke.
So if i put my guitar on a smoky room for months on a stand, like a practice room, its fake casue i did it intentionally searching the yellowing.
But if im lazy to take the guitar and put it on the case every night so i let it on the stand on the smoky room its real?
i dont know if my point can be understand
thats why i said sometimes the line beetween real relic and non, when doesnt come from factory, its very thin and sometimes even exist.
Why are you being so obtuse?
It's plainly obvious what the OP means and no one apart from you is missing his point.
maybe you are missing my point
i think every side got his part of truth.
sorry if i bothered you mate with my comments
Quite frankly I don't like brand new guitars. Its like the 'apprentices first day on the job overalls'. Like you've just bought a shiny new car and are showing it off.