I actually didn't think about it until I submitted my Dano for an insurance appraisal.Hahaha! Not really, anybody that wants to have their guitar retain value is UNDERTHINKING it.
I just take good care of my stuff, and if I'm going to buy something I look for something that somebody has taken care of previously.I actually didn't think about it until I submitted my Dano for an insurance appraisal.
It's appraised for twice what I paid for it, with a recommendation to re-appraise in a year in case the value goes up even more.
Edit to add: I don't buy my guitars with selling them in mind, anyway. I think if your first thought when you buy a guitar is how much you can sell it for, you'll probably never enjoy it to its fullest.
You say:I don’t own any relic guitars but I’m not bothered by them. Play what you like.
The thing I wonder about is when non-guitar people ask about them. Presumably they would assume it’s an old guitar. How do you explain you bought it new looking like that?
I bought a sparkly new guitar from the local store. I searched all over the guitar when I got it home and there is this one nick in the finish, on the back of the body, down by the bottom strap button. I tried to get a picture but the lighting sucks here. It makes me so angry because I bought a new guitar, not 'a relic'. Look at this! The neck feels great to play and the sound is awesome, but every time I pick that guitar up, my eyes are drawn to that defect. Should I drive it back for another one? It's only about a three hour round trip because I'm out in the sticks, but that's the closest store I could try any guitar. I think I should take it back and have them order me a second one....I do regret buying my relic guitar, It hurts my feelings when other guitar players make fun of me. They say things like "you didn't earn that wear" and "you're a poser"...
I tell them the truth. I couldn't care less about how they feel about it. I like it, and that's all that matters.The thing I wonder about is when non-guitar people ask about them. Presumably they would assume it’s an old guitar. How do you explain you bought it new looking like that?