- Aug 9, 2016
I'll admit I only read about 20 posts before I skipped to the end to give my opinion.
I'll tell you why I will only buy an aged guitar ( I have three True Historics and a Fender Heavy Relic)
It is because I can play them all I want and NOT DEVALUE them. Every nick, bump, scratch, rust spot, blemish
etc. etc. etc. that I put on the $7000 guitar will come back to haunt me down the line when I go to sell it.
The buyer will beat me up for every little tiny imperfection. Every time I bump the guitar into my computer
desk, my sons cymbal etc. etc. it is literally like throwing a couple hundred dollars down the drain. Now people
will say, "well I am never going to sell this guitar" right......Now some of you are saying"That never happens to me
I buy a guitar and then want to sell it down the road to finance another one!".Look in the mirror and say this three times.
Now with an aged guitar every time I bump, scratch, hit, bang drop, sweat on the thing it looks cooler.When I go to sell said guitar
I have my luthier (who happens to be outstanding and can out perform any PLEK machine) level and crown the frets
and I can sell the guitar in "mint" condition! In fact the guitar will go up in value depending on the economy and the
current supply. Right now Gibson isn't shipping any new Custom orders from I have been told....
Also when you get a Murphy Aged guitar it can actually increase the value of your guitar. The aging is so realistic and
time consuming that there is a reason he has such a great reputation. If you haven't seen a Murphy in person you need
to hold judgement until you do.
Opinions??Come on I can take it......
I feel the same way and have made this comment a few times before
if you want a Closet queen that's one thing. But if your gonna play it? I think it makes the experience much more enjoyable not worrying about scratches and dings.
the relic jobs to,some degree should also just be appreciated, in my opinon, as an art form of a sort-- not to make a fake old guitar...but a reliced guitar. It's mental gymnastics but I'm there now. I ha've two heavynrelic custom shop strats and they are amazing to look at and play. I did think they were dumb Before I had one and now I've got a few Gibsons and fenders w em
but for sure scratches and dings on a relic guitar do not detract from value and that is almost the best reason to have one. I have a pristine r7 w one ding on the front that probably decreased the value by a few hundred dollars... at least!
But to each his own!!