Back to the OP: Read some of the strident, irrational, dishonest, and/or plain old weird posts in this thread from the truly relic-angry. That'll cure you right up.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.
Thankfully, you can not relic the finish of the cheaper guitars because the thick poly finish will not lend itself to being relic'd.That companies like Novo charge a premium for lack of a fine finish is hilarious to me. I know, value is what a willing buyer will pay but I see it as "a fool and their money are soon parted.". Makes more sense to distress the finish of a Squier Tele/Strat, Epi LP, etc. to get the look of a Clapton Strat or Duane Allman's LP.