What about a section for Aging and distressing?

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  1. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera New Member

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    Hi Alex, since it is part of what some luthiers do and will serve to separate this kind of work, would be nice to have a dedicated section for it? :metal:
     
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    Adam Well-Known Member

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    Call it Guitar Destruction and have it right under Guitar Building :agreed:
     
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    Blue Belly Guitars New Member

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    I thinks that's a great idea!
     
  4. otterhound

    otterhound New Member

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    Luthiers do not age and distress instruments .
    This is saved for marketing and active musicians .
     
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  5. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera New Member

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    You are completely wrong!
     
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    Love the idea! Actually Nico sould give us great tips.....
     
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    Adam Well-Known Member

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    I've never gotten the aging thing but there's certainly an interest to justify a subforum :hmm:
     
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    otterhound New Member

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    My sentiments exactly .
    Ponder this . Why isn't a reliced Ferrari or Ford worth more ?
    I'll save it for the new sub-forum .
     
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    Sorry but that kind of comparisson is just plain absurd, there's people who like aged guitars and there's people who don't, period, at any case, the art of distressing a guitar shoudl be done by someone with experience and who knows how to "feel" a guitar, build it, etc, and I think that's a luthier.
     
  10. otterhound

    otterhound New Member

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    And this does not relate to cars ?
    Who knows more about distressing a guitar than Pete Townshend ?
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    I prefer to age my guitars the old fashioned way...

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    Ken, I think you must make a Tele from crappy wood and relic it. :D
     
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    You know, you olds guys just need to get with the program, that's all.

    On a serious note, I always fashioned myself as an "anti-aging" type person. Until I
    realized that my most played guitars are the ones that are the most worn. Kinda doesn't
    seem logical to say one thing, but actually live another, lol.

    Sub-forum it! The Emoney has spoken.
     
  14. otterhound

    otterhound New Member

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    I have a lefty 93 Strat here that has been there and back .
    I bought it from a pawn shop in LA via ebay .
    Partially scalloped rosewood fretboard from being played and worn frets , yet plays great .
    Smelled of every smoke filled beer joint in SoCal , case as well , when I received it .
    Slightly modded with a push/pull pot and a hole in the cover that likely held a toggle .
    Have the original trem arm and the hang tag .
    This thing has more real mojo in it than I can imagine .
    What's it worth ? Anyone willing to pay extra for it ?
    People will pay extra for a new guitar that looks like this one , yet they won't touch this real thing for more than 1/2 of the cost of a clean new American Strat .
    What does that tell ya ?
    Marketing and perception .
    Look , if you can beat up a new guitar and sell it for more , more power to ya .
    It just doesn't connect in my brain .
     
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    Guess what????? Don't laugh :naughty:
     
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    Aged guitars are popular and in demand because who ever is after one, a relic just it clicks something inside of all of us. I personally do some of my guitars because it is the only way i can bond with them, other are well taken care of because they click with me looking like new, not aged.

    This one is my latest, most of you all know this guitar, it looked good new, but now its near perfect for me, i still have more work to do on her, but it just inspires me to play.

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    Let's see this wonderful piece you have described with such a passion:ohno:
     
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    I can't help it, that goldie is a beauty. I can only imagine the amount of hours you put into with a razor blade for those checks. :D
     
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    Why does this have to turn into a Relic vs anti Relic "conversation"? It's something "some" of us are interested in.
     
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    It ain't pretty but it has been there .
    My only pics .
    I would take some more but it is on it's way back from Omaha .
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    What you can't see with photos is where I removed the stickers from the case and guitar .
    This thing took all of three weeks of airing out just to be permitted inside the house .
     

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