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(@the-dali)
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Hello friends... just got this sent to me from Guitar Center... a new line of "relic" guitars that are less than $1000...

http://gc.guitarcenter.com/fender-road-worn/index.php?p=gallery

-=- Steve

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(@ricochet)
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I still don't get why people want to pay extra for a worn looking new guitar, but each to his own.

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(@banre)
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I still don't get why people want to pay extra for a worn looking new guitar, but each to his own.
I agree completely. If my guitar gets worn because I play it so much, then fine.

But buying a "road worn" new guitar is a lot like buying a new pair of jeans with holes in them....which I pretty sure some people do as well.

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 cnev
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Ric i would agree with that yet on the other hand I do like the looks of a worn out guitar, nice shiny guitars do not say Rock n Roll to me but the problem is I can't imagine ever getting a guitar I own to have that real worn out look without buying it that why, but I have no plans of ever buying one of those

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(@gnease)
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I've done a relic job on one of my own. But that happened because I couldn't get the nitro to adhere to the damn kit body, and finally tossed the body out onto my patio. Later, I picked up the body, and thought the damage didn't look half bad, so gave it a couple more tosses to the slate for good measure, plus maybe a scrape or two. viola! relic Tele!

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(@kblake)
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I still don't get why people want to pay extra for a worn looking new guitar, but each to his own.

Marketing is a wonderful thing isn't it (NOT!)

Take junk food, soft drinks, cigarettes to name a few all bad for us but people HAVE to have it!!!!

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(@dogbite)
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here is a relic done the natural way.
what a mess, but it kind of looks cool.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


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(@dan-t)
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I could see buying a Jimmy Page or David Gilmour signature guitar that was worn in like their actual guitars, but to just buy a brand new guitar that is road worn seems a bit silly to me.

Dan

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(@ricochet)
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Dogbite's relic looks like it was fished out of a lake. Maybe out of the Katrina flood, I've seen pics of Hammond organs and Leslies from Katrina that looked worse. It'd make an interesting wallhanger.

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(@the-dali)
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Isn't buying "road worn" kinda like cheating?

My issue is that if I'm paying $1000 I want it to be MINT! Not beat up!

-=- Steve

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(@ricochet)
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Exactly.

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