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Old 01-14-2020, 06:15 PM
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I would state that my opinion is quite the opposite from yours. I believe a high percentage of people buying "road weary" artificially aged, faux-aged instruments are indeed doing so to look like they've put in their 10,000 hours - without doing so.
Or they just think they look cool/play well/sound great like I've said multiple other times.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:18 PM
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I've been playing PRS for more than 20 yrs. I can't understand musicians bashing a guitar manufacturer, especially the greatest American success story, (for guitars) in the last 30 years. I can't think of any acoustic guitar maker I would bash, there's something to like in them all.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:50 PM
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Everyone has their likes and dislikes. With that said, I had to fast forward through the video as I just couldnít watch the scraping, scratching, pounding and denting mayhem that was taking place.
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:54 AM
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Or they just think they look cool/play well/sound great like I've said multiple other times.
I think the whole concept of relicing an instrument is purely for looks rather than sound..... when you relic an instrument your beating the hell out of the guitars body, not the electronics right? I know there are certain "ways" you can relic the pickups and whatnot but all in all its mostly wear and tear on the guitars body and neck mostly isn't it?
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:10 AM
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I think the whole concept of relicing an instrument is purely for looks rather than sound..... when you relic an instrument your beating the hell out of the guitars body, not the electronics right? I know there are certain "ways" you can relic the pickups and whatnot but all in all its mostly wear and tear on the guitars body and neck mostly isn't it?
In truth, it has nothing whatsoever to do with personal taste, it is rather a form of individualization, which moreover also significantly degrades the value of the instrument.

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Old 01-15-2020, 03:36 AM
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I too stumbled on this vid yesterday.
Tried not to watch - but I did.
Like watching a road accident.

I have a friend who makes a living making reliced solid electrics.
I think it is like wearing an earing, or a tattoo - trying to project an image that ...may not be accurate.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:07 AM
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I have a friend who makes a living making reliced solid electrics. I think it is like wearing an earring, or a tattoo - trying to project an image that may not be accurate.
There is a huge difference between self-mutilation and creative body jewelry. If you want to give your guitar a creative, individualized look, you have all the options today, e.g. with airbrush decorations and special paintwork. Many would do it that way and the money invested would also pay off when the guitar was sold.

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Old 01-16-2020, 11:04 AM
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For my personal taste...If a guitar doesnít come by a relicíd finish naturally it suggests that one wants to look the part, without the effort and joy of actually earning it. Why miss out on the fun of playing it into a relicíd state? Thatís whatís cool.

Just my 2 cents. Ymmv, and all of that.
Fare question but just give it time. Just because it's relic'd doesn't mean it won't get beat up....over the coming years.

Relics are a personal style. How about this.... Does an experienced player desire a relic more than a beginner.?? I think yes.
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:44 PM
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It's easily, by far, the dumbest video I've seen this year and I've been watching plenty of Ridiculousness.
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