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

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  1. runningman

    runningman Member

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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.
     
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  2. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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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!
     
  3. RRfireblade

    RRfireblade Member

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    Stop looking at relic sale ads. ;)
     
  4. johnsav

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    IMHO, your issue is not so much that you hate relics, it's more that you need to broadcast your perceived superior choices.
     
  5. Bossanova

    Bossanova Silver Supporting Member

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    Here, I'd focus your anger on the new thing: Masterbuilt aged amps!!

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    I also don't get the whole relic thing... but anger... nah. More than enough stuff to get me ticked-off in this world.... can't sweat the little stuff.
     
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    I get irritated when I go looking for Custom Shop Fenders and 90%+ are relics. I'll see some spec combos that are great, then ... "relic". Ugh.
     
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    Relics make me so mad, sometimes I just want to hit my guitar....
    50,000 times very lightly with a set of keys, in the arm rest areas :anon
     
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    It's not really about the relic , it's a manifestation of something in your past that is triggered by the relic guitar. See a local psychiatrist about pent up anger.

    ;)
     
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    I think the cure is to see more relics :D

     
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    Just buy one
     
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    How do you feel when you see someone who can play circles around you playing a relic'd guitar? Bet that really stings.
     
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    Too funny. Buying/owning a relic style guitar is an aesthetic choice made by owner/purchaser. Nothing more,nothing less.
     
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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.
     
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    runningman Member

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    huh...funny, I don't recall broadcasting any choices.

    Unless by choices you mean non-relic guitars
     
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    You have to play one! The first time I played a bare neck was like a religious experience.
     
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    GO CHIEFS!!!!
    Do you care if people want blue guitars? Red? Relic is a finish option, nothing else.
     
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    You can make the neck feel like that without making the rest of the guitar look like it was dragged behind a car.
     
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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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