- Nov 14, 2007
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Relics are cool when done right but it bugs me to see a distressed guitar with new looking pickups and hardware. Happy Friday.
Or when they are factory mass produced, so ALL the gouges and scars are ALL exactly the same. It's fake. They also tend to way overdo it. Real aging and relic - from actual use and time - is more random and 'organic".Relics are cool when done right but it bugs me to see a distressed guitar with new looking pickups and hardware. Happy Friday.
I don't think the issue people have is the aesthetic, after all well-worn vintage instruments are commonly fawned over. The issue is the artifice, and what that can imply about the owner. To many people a torn up guitar, like a torn up pair of jeans, seems meant to imply that the owner has lived a much more exciting and dangerous life than he actually has, which would make the owner a poser.I kinda like the relics look, but don't think ide ever spend the money on one. Why would you want a guitar you didn't wear down yourself?