I think I've got issues...relics make me angry

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runningman

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I realize this is utterly irrational, but whenever I see a relic for sale, I feel a twinge of anger.

I try to tell myself that this feeling is unwarranted, and that people can spend their money any way they wish, and 'live and let live' and all that, but I can't help it. It just seems so phony to me, and phoniness gets under my skin like nothing else.

I saw a relic for sale on Craigslist the other day, and the CASE was relic-ed as well. I can understand having a guitar that feels worn in, but the case? really?

Anyway, suggestions for overcoming this affliction would be greatly appreciated.
 

Jahn

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Guitars done tastefully I’m cool with. A poly job that went under a power sander, no. Scuffing up a case to look period correct is a little funny but no harm. Intentionally rusting a pedal is just dumb.

we all have our own tolerance levels apparently!
 

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I realize this is utterly irrational, but whenever I see a relic for sale, I feel a twinge of anger.

I try to tell myself that this feeling is unwarranted, and that people can spend their money any way they wish, and 'live and let live' and all that, but I can't help it. It just seems so phony to me, and phoniness gets under my skin like nothing else.

I saw a relic for sale on Craigslist the other day, and the CASE was relic-ed as well. I can understand having a guitar that feels worn in, but the case? really?

Anyway, suggestions for overcoming this affliction would be greatly appreciated.
Here, I'd focus your anger on the new thing: Masterbuilt aged amps!!

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ifallalot

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I realize this is utterly irrational, but whenever I see a relic for sale, I feel a twinge of anger.

I try to tell myself that this feeling is unwarranted, and that people can spend their money any way they wish, and 'live and let live' and all that, but I can't help it. It just seems so phony to me, and phoniness gets under my skin like nothing else.

I saw a relic for sale on Craigslist the other day, and the CASE was relic-ed as well. I can understand having a guitar that feels worn in, but the case? really?

Anyway, suggestions for overcoming this affliction would be greatly appreciated.
Just buy one
 

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I wonder if there's ever been a thread started.

I can't stand shiny guitars, and the guys that play them seem to want to show everyone how much money they have by playing these shiny guitars.
Like they actually MADE them shiny.
No thanks, I'll paint my own, then buff them till they shine.
 

Guitarworks

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Op, it is kinda silly if you ask me. All of my daily drivers have nicks & bumps that got there simply from normal everyday use. It's genuine honest naturally-occurring, natural-looking wear that I never asked for, would never pay extra for, don't regret having witnessed, and the presence of which I don't mind. It was free and my everyday guitars still don't look like a belt sander was taken to them.
 
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