#1
Ryan Adams plays this Fender that looks really beat up -





Is there any way to tell if it is just beat up, or is it made to look that way?
#3
1. Get a vintage strat.

Or,

1. Get a new strat.
2. Purposely beat the crap out of it. Bang it into walls, slam it against the floor, stuff like that
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#4
Quote by TSelman
The dude's 34, it's probably meant to look like that.


You're a fan? How long would it take for a guitar to look like that from natural causes?
#5
Quote by CBNJ
You're a fan? How long would it take for a guitar to look like that from natural causes?


Not a fan, just looked him up.

Natural causes? Depends, if you treat it right, and never gig with it, it can look new forever.

If your a gigger that's wild on stage, and sweat all over the guitar and bash it into things, I think it would take a while before it looked really worn.
#7
Quote by TSelman
Not a fan, just looked him up.

Natural causes? Depends, if you treat it right, and never gig with it, it can look new forever.

If your a gigger that's wild on stage, and sweat all over the guitar and bash it into things, I think it would take a while before it looked really worn.



This.

It's pretty much impossible to tell from looking at it whether it's made to look beat up or not. Maybe google can help?
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#8
Quote by CBNJ
How long would it take for a guitar to look like that from natural causes?


the Hollywood GC has a 54' strat that's in perfect condition except for some pickup damage.

It also some that look to have been through hell and back.

It depends on how hard you treat it.

How hard do/would you?
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#9
My teacher has a strat he got when he was 18 that he plays the hell out of. Gigged with it and everything. Paint is thinning and missing in places and the maple neck has black spots and studd. Almost 30 years for him.
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