Since this necrothread was resurrected for some reason... ...it is nobody's business what a guitar owner does with HIS guitar. If he wants it chipped and turned into fire-starter, that is his bidness. As for the Utilitarians among you that would rather remove his property rights and transfer them to "posterity"...no thanks and buzz off. I will not be burying my guitars. I hope my friends and family enjoy them. That is MY wish. I respect the wishes of others to dispose of their property as they see fit.