Dings and Dangs vs. Road Worn, Vintage Original Spec and Murphy Aged
If you regularly play a new guitar, you’re going to get — what I call — “Dings and Dangs” and that means bumps, scratches and bruises that always and inevitably break your heart. Nobody appreciates new damage to a guitar — even cosmetic — because your baby is sullied and broken forever by everyday life.
For that reason of careful guitar ownership, I am fascinated by the “New Old Stock” movement in the guitar industry where brand new, beautiful, guitars are purposefully “aged” at the factory — beaten up, really — so they can be sold as “Road Worn” or “Vintage Original Spec” or “Murphy Aged” guitars when they’re actually just brand new replicas.
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