depending on how you play an acoustic ( if using finger style with nails . or percussive technique ) , it's close to impossible to keep one in pristine condition . especially if the top is a soft wood , like the cedar on a Seagull S6I like strats that look beat to shit. Acoustics I like pristine.
And they had the stones to ask a ton of $$$ for those too.When they come out looking right, they look great, when they don’t, they don’t.
I’ve seen very few good looking (imo) Nash relics, I’ve never seen a bad looking Rosser.
The trend of painting a sunburst, then covering it in a solid color and scraping back to reveal solid color, some sunburst and a bunch of bare wood looks awful to me though, especially when Gibson does it for some reason. That needs to stop, they look ridiculous and it’s like they said to themselves, ‘well fender is doing it so...’
Yep, like I was just saying ...What bugs me are seeing "cookie cutter" relics with all the wear in the same places on multiple guitars.
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".
Guitars purposely damaged to look like its been played ?
LOL, I know you're kidding, but the damage was extensive. I know a lot of people would have left it alone, but I had to find out how bad it all was, and I'm glad I stripped it.That's beautiful. Got a before shot?