The relic thing is very divided and either loved or hated, not usually many people in the middle about it. Personally, I dig it. I love the look and feel of a well broken in instrument. I know there are people out there that say “just wear it on your own over the years..” but most modern day “Poly” finish guitars will never wear like that. I have a telecaster that’s seen 1000’s of shows and it’s not the best taken care of instrument around. Aside from some dings/dents, it shows virtually no wear at all.
Here are a few examples on the extreme end from Suhr and Nash guitars. One thing I will say is that both of these guitars sound and feel incredible! You also can’t deny they have this “cool” factor about them..
What do you think?