Post Your NATURALLY Worn Guitars!

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  1. yeatzee

    yeatzee Member

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    Lots of relics out there, but I searched and couldn't find anything like a thread dedicated to guitars with natural wear. Be it vintage or modern and played, post up your guitars that have character despite no intentional wear!

    Lets please avoid relics you put an extra ding or two on and yet look like they've been dragged behind a car.

    Lets stick to the natural mojo, checking, dings, whatever!
     
  2. smallbutmighty

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    I know it's only been three hours since this thread was started, and I'm sure there are plenty of cool pics to come, but I find it wickedly amusing that in this time not one response has been posted. It would have been awesome to see if a thread titled "Post your RELIC Guitars", started at the exact same time, would have got more responses! :)
     
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    First photo!

    2007 Gibson Melody Maker with Seymour Duncan Hot Rails.

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  4. ProfRhino

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    this thread might be an eye opener for some relic fetishists ... :D
    great idea, even if it has probably been done before.
    Rhino
     
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    @FrankiePRS should post Casper in here...haven't noticed him around here lately though
     
  6. yeatzee

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    Though not the point of this thread (I KNOW there are some cool well used guitars on here), it has proven to some extent how out of touch with reality relic'd guitars often are. You just don't see real guitars look like the "average common all garden" relic you'll get from Dano/Nash/Fender/Gibson/etc. Those are incredibly few and far between, it takes quite a lot of abuse for them to get anywhere near what would be posted over and over again in a similar Relic guitars thread (which I agree would be filled with 2 pages by now).

    I own a 1963 LP Jr, and its got plenty of love and mojo but its very minor compared to your average fender strat relic and it has almost zero checking despite being left outside its case its entire life with me besides gigs. I'll try to get some pictures of it to help get the ball rolling I guess!
     
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    Look closely at the edge of the left side of this 13 year old R9 and you'll see two chips. That's where my ex-wife picked up my guitar case from my studio floor while the case was unlatched. Guitar slid out and the tongue from the latch chipped it. That's REAL battle scars.
    And yes, I said ex-wife.
     
  8. ProfRhino

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    spot on ! :aok
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    The guitars are nearly 40 years old, and if I'm being honest, more of this happened in the first 25 years than in the last 15 or so they've been with me.
     
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    Pretty much. My number one has been with me since 1986. Unless you are standing close enough to touch it, you can't see a bit of damage.

    There are a few chips, but you have to get real close.

    Thousands of gigs, but I always transported it in a hard shell case, rather than tying it to my back bumper and dragging it across town.
     
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    Yay for genuine, natural, honest wear! I'd love to show all the miles I put on a few guitars, but they wore out and got dealt away years before the internet and the era when well-worn guitars became a 'thing', and a fashion statement that was something to draw attention to and marvel at.
     
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    My 1991 Gibson Les Paul Custom showing natural wear across the pickups and tailpiece:
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    I cant 100% verify it is all natural since it is older than me, but Ive had this half my life and a lot of the wear was me. It is solid cedar top, no finish, so it scraped up easy.

    I try to keep my guitars pristine, but I dont try too hard.
     
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    Trigger is the king of worn guitars...
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    ya mean like this?

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    2009 JJ Melody Maker. My first nice guitar. It is originally a worn white finish around the edges but years of playing/gigging have worn through the top near the top horn and there's buckle rash but I don't have a picture of that. [​IMG]
     
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    This L6-S was my first Gibson back in the early 80's. I played the dog out of it for years. Fingerboard wear is quite extraordinary. Lots of other scrapes and scratches.

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    Got this Strat from a pawnshop maybe '88? It was my main gigging guitar for many years. Burned the frets off of it and retired it for a while. Got it refretted and it's back in the rotation.

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