Beat the living crap out of your Fender Stratocaster and call it "RELIC" and sell it for 3x the value of a new guitar.
So why the need for Relics?
Does the "used, beat up, road-worn" look of a guitar makes one look like they are some kind of a pro musician?
I wish my Strat Ultra was in pristine condition with no dents or scratches.
Each knick, each mark on my beloved feels like my own skin getting the same scars.
It's like the worn "Jeans" with the holes and faded knees and bums, I just don't get the need for wanting to buy stuff that looks like they are beat up and worn and to buy something that looks like someone else got a hold of it and just beat the crap out of it.
But then again, I live near Hollywood, the "Land of Pretentious", LOL.