Its a proven fact that attorneys of a certain age will pay three time the value of a Fender stratocaster if it has been scuffed up. "Distressed," the marketing folks at Fender would prefer. Most of the stuff around here is now "distressed."
Me? I don't know much. I know more than I did before and I know enough to know that I don't know much.
I bought a pink stratocaster. Maybe I'll scuff it up myself. I didn't even go to law school.
The distressed state makes it look like its next owner has had it forever. Oddly enough, same thing in books at one time - I knew people back in college who go out and buy a used copy of Finnegan's Wake just to make it look like they'd read it a bunch of times. And then there were the people who'd come in to the used book store where I worked and ask for 10 feet worth of red books. Or green ones. Didn't care what they were, a long as the color was right. We used to grit our teeth and stand behind the counter while the boss handed them to key to the warehouse. But that's another sad story....ReplyDelete