Aged PRS Guitars - Yay or Nay?

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  1. MrKite

    MrKite New Member

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    I am not sure whether I can bond with those.

    First, isn't it a bit of a mindf#*k to make a guitar look like it is 50 years old when it hasn't been around at that time at all? And second, part of the PRS fascination for me is the craftsmanship which includes all those shiny and new materials and parts.

    What do you think?

    examples:

    https://www.guitarmaverick.com/prs-private-stock-7132-aged-594-mccarty/

    https://larkguitars.com/collections...tock-mccarty-594-aged-faded-mccarty-burst-717

    https://larkguitars.com/collections...ty-594-singlecut-aged-faded-mccarty-burst-644
     
  2. Outlier22

    Outlier22 New Member

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    Nay for me. Never been into that. Although I do like the look of an old 50's or 60's strat and I would take any one of those old strats if someone wanted to give me one. But if i'm buying any guitar new, I want it to look new. (at least for a few years)
     
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  3. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    I like to put my own cracks and dings into it
     
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  4. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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  5. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Never.
     
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  6. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Never. Ever.

    Ever.
     
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  7. krugerj

    krugerj New Member

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    Not artificially aged, but I like a PRS that has been gigged and looks the part!
     
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  8. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    My guitars relic and age at a frightening pace, largely due to my clumsiness.

    So I'll do all of that myself, don't need any help, thank you very much.
     
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  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    It really doesn’t matter what I think. To each, his own.
     
    #9 11top, Oct 12, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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  10. drjenkins

    drjenkins I Don't know what to put here...

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    I'm in the minority, I guess. I see where you guys are coming from, but I like the look myself.
     
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  11. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Ditto here
     
  12. Outlier22

    Outlier22 New Member

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    I like the look as well. I just don't want to pay top dollar for a new guitar that already looks old. Sadly, much like us, they all start looking old eventually.
     
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  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I wouldn't spec one that was "aged." However, if I was in a shop, and they had one, and it sounded great, I wouldn't let it stop me from buying one. Tone first, in my book!
     
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  14. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    I like it a lot and even would like to see one done with more aging. There is good and bad aging but when done well I would love to have one.
     
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  15. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    For me personally, never. Never.

    If that's your thing, more power to you!!
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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  17. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    I offer a free relicing service for all PRS guitars.
    My process is %100 natural and no artificial aging operations are employed.

    applications by PM.
     
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  18. Collywobbles

    Collywobbles New Member

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    #18 Collywobbles, Oct 12, 2018 at 5:08 PM
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  19. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    [​IMG]

    I always liked the relic job on this, but man, it seems like it takes this guy years to get it done! :rolleyes:
     
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  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Likewise.
    Jfb’s is the only one I’ve had my way with and it is bloody awesome.
     
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