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Better than thinking about the vintage gear that you bought new but then sold for cheap because you thought its value was dropping because it was getting old.

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That made me LOL Byron 😀

Mind you, on a related matter, I have absolutely zero clue as to why anyone would purchase a brand new road-worn/distressed/artificially-aged guitar.

I believe this phenomena is unique to guitar posers players - I can't think of another instrument that's somehow 'improved' by this process ...

Salesman: Yes sir, thank you for your purchase - let me add that I'd be happy to arrange free delivery to your home and full installation of this new $160,000 Steinway-D concert grand 

Purchaser: Thank you. Oh and by the way, before you dispatch, could you please take a chisel, sander and power drill to my new piano to make it look a bit like Beethoven played it

 

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I have the same gear I was born with.

It's now vintage.

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2 hours ago, bdickens said:

about having vintage gear that I bought brand new....

Never thought of it that way!!!

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1 hour ago, bitflipper said:

vintage gear that you bought new but then sold for cheap

The few things I did sell (original Rockman and Powersoak) I regretted.

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1 hour ago, SteveStrummerUK said:

I have absolutely zero clue as to why anyone would purchase a brand new road-worn/distressed/artificially-aged guitar.

I would have to agree with this. And they will charge you more for it!! They even have special 'aging shops' in store now!! With 'specialist' that command a premium price for damaging a perfectly new guitar!! Gotta SMH on that one.

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38 minutes ago, Grem said:

I would have to agree with this. And they will charge you more for it!! They even have special 'aging shops' in store now!! With 'specialist' that command a premium price for damaging a perfectly new guitar!! Gotta SMH on that one.

Grem, I can almost see the allure of a 'tribute' lookalike geetar such as the Joe Strummer Telecaster or EVH's Frankenstrat.

But a guitar artificially aged seems pointless to me.

Albeit I don't take my guitars on the road but my US P-bass, US J-bass, US Tele, US Strat, ESP and my beloved Ruby are all 8 - 15ish years old (all acquired new) and not one of them has as much as a dink or scratch on them anywhere.

If someone offered to take a power tool to any of them to 'make them better' my response would not be favourable 😊

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1 hour ago, Bapu said:

I have the same gear I was born with.

It's now vintage.

Vintage or obsolete?

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1 hour ago, Wibbles said:

Vintage or obsolete?

Both.

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3 hours ago, Bapu said:

I have the same gear I was born with.

It's now vintage.

Yeah my knobs sag a little but they still work.

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13 hours ago, Tim Smith said:

Yeah my knobs sag a little but they still work.

Just be careful they don't come away in your hand if you twiddle them too hard.

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I must be old, I don't get this distressed/vintage look...at all!

 

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15 hours ago, Tim Smith said:

Yeah my knobs sag a little but they still work.

I thought sag was a goos thing?

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3 hours ago, RobertWS said:

I must be old, I don't get this distressed/vintage look...at all!

I just don't get the $$$$ of cut-up jeans.  Really I got a nice sharp blade and I can do it for free :)

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On 6/5/2022 at 10:26 AM, Shane_B. said:

I thought sag was a goos thing?

Goos? 

You feeling better ?

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1 hour ago, Tim Smith said:

Goos? 

You feeling better ?

I am actually. Decided to stay another week.

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On 6/4/2022 at 6:13 PM, bitflipper said:

Better than thinking about the vintage gear that you bought new but then sold for cheap because you thought its value was dropping because it was getting old.

Never done that, nope, surely not.

I picked up a Korg MS-10 for £60 in a local music store years ago (late 90s) because it was a guitar shop and they didn't know how it worked so thought it was broken.  I kept it for 3 or 4 years and then sold it for a couple of hundred as I didn't really use it and it was bulky and...then the price shot up to about £600 a couple of years later.  Yay.

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Hey I'm OK being an old fart  playing a guitar I got new over 35 years ago :P

Guild Blues Bird. The Brian Setzer  Elliot Easton Model . Prototype # 15 . In 1985 / 86  Mark Dronge of Guild Guitars gave me this guitar as a gift .😊  292197862_GuildBluesBird.thumb.jpg.0814242078a5fb2902b92d0614d8e070.jpg

RIP Mark Dronge . May 11, 2022. thank you for the guitar

The President of Kramer Guitars  Dennis Berardi found out Guild had given me a guitar so he sent a limo out to my apt , brought me out to the his guitar factory in New Jersey and told me to pick any guitar I wanted except for the Ripley ...

Here is my Kramer Pacer . I put the decorative ornaments  on the face of my guitar ..What can I say ....it was the 80's ....😜

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Kenny

 

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