I never understood why most people go out of their way to hide/distort/blur the serial number on their guitar when posting pics. They act like it's some big top secret information that could potentially ruin their lives if that number becomes public....LOL ! I could understand maybe if the poster knows the guitar is "hot" and is simply trying to avoid prosecution but that simply can not be the case as almost everyone does it. I have been buying/selling/trading guitars for over 25 years and never once has the serial number on my guitars destroyed my life or secretly unlocked the gates of hell. I have nothing better to do so I was just wondering ........WHY ?