One year ago today I wrote a post titled: Relic Guitars? What’s The Appeal?
It was my personal attempt to try to understand what drives people to pay excessively high prices for guitars that appear to be used, worn out and trash-can ready.
Ironically, one year later, while I was casually perusing eBay (yes, it’s an addiction) and I came across the photo on the left.
The guitar has that certain vibe and actually looks pretty cool until a closer examination of the photo reveals the tremendous amount of excessive wear.
But wait! There’s more! Check out the FULL DESCRIPTION:
Fano Alt De Facto RB6 3-Tone Electric Guitar Brand NEW!
You mean to tell me that the photo on the left is a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged guitar in its original packaging?
You can link to the actual eBay auction here – as long as it lasts.
So again I ask…the same question…Relic Guitars? What’s The Appeal?