You probably don't like the term "baby photo" either, for the bench setup picture Gibson sends with a new guitarAm I the the only one who doesn’t like seeing or hearing “case candy”? I like the tags and documents, but can’t stand the name associated with it, not sure where it came from.
Agreed. Those so-called credentials are superfluous. They could easily be faked repros with todays computers. Know the guitar itself and judge its qualities.For a nice USA (non custom shop) Les Paul in your price range, the case candy has zero dollar value. Don’t pass up an otherwise good deal because there’s no case candy.
Not a fan of the term either. Sounds too much like something that originated at 'Joe's Used Cars and Guitar Sales'. When I go on a website and look at guitars, and half of the guitars have 'Minty', or some other meaningless adjective, it turns me off, just like when the seller's ad has listed for the description the copy-and-pasted from Gibson's sales literature generic description covering all models for that year, including all the famous people who played it, etc., and even worse, when they copy and paste the wrong guitar description. It's fine for Gibson because they're selling entire lines of guitars, but if you're selling a guitar, I want to know the specifics of that guitar, the weight, the neck measurements at 1st and 12th, etc. because just saying the year of the neck it models doesn't cut it due to the wide variations within each year.Am I the the only one who doesn’t like seeing or hearing “case candy”? I like the tags and documents, but can’t stand the name associated with it, not sure where it came from.