#1
ive had a les paul for a little over a year now and i feel comfortable with it. but theres always people saying guitars break in and they sound better over time.

also what are some ways to get guitars to look older. my friend says burn it.
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#2
I'd say burn your friend. Just play it a bunch, it will start to look older. I have never really noticed a break in period with electrics but definitely I have with acoustics. I think over many years the wood will obviously age and affect the tone but I dont think you are going to notice over night.
#4
Quote by SlayingDragons
burning it would make it look like ash.

i dont think he mean seriously burning it i think he meant lightly with a lighter or something
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#5
Acoustics "break in"
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#6
Your friend needs to be thrown into a huge ****ing fire. You want to break it in? How bout play it, and take good care of it for years to come.
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#7
Quote by DKMfreak410
i dont think he mean seriously burning it i think he meant lightly with a lighter or something


Thats still a moronic idea. I don't know what you mean by "break in." Over a few years the next and body will warp less and less with changes in temperature and humidity, but a good guitar never breaks in. I say this because ****ty guitars have finishes on the necks which eventually wear down for the better.

If you want a distressed/aged look, that just takes hours and hours of playing. Earn the nicks and scratches on your guitar. Any douche bag can beat it up with a screwdriver.
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#8
Send me the LP, I'll pay for shipping. After a few years (maybe 10), I'll return it to you reliced with some knicks & buckle rash,& scratches. I'll also go to Japan for a few years, which should oxidize the bridge & pickup covers giving you the aged look. The wood tone should also improve.

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#9
I tend to find that guitars do feel nicer after a few years of heavy use, just because you're used to the guitar and certain things have worn in a little bit. After you've worn the back of the neck a little bit it feels nicer, but that just happens gradually. Don't stress about it too much.
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#10
Quote by DKMfreak410
but theres always people saying guitars break in and they sound better over time.


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#11
Why not just buy a used guitar?
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