#1
hey everybody, i have an ibanez guitar but its too new looking...i wanted to know if taking sandpaper and beating it up a little bit would change the sound quality. And if i should poly it again after. thanks! bryan
#3
Why don't you just play it instead of trying to make it look like it's been played? If it's an acoustic you should be careful...you could screw something up...
#5
poser? im not trying to be anything im not. i dont like the look of it. im not tryin to make it look like ive been playing forever. does putting stickers on a guitar make someone a poser cause im doing the same thing. im tryin to change the look it
#6
Why would you want to mar your own guitar? That's a little ****ed up....
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#8
You're the opposite of me; I try NOT to damage my instruments. I mean a few accent marks here and there give it personality (i.e scratches and nicks my guitars have accumulated) but marring it with sandpaper!? HERECY!!!!!
#10
if you want to make your guitar look used, play the heck out of it. i've played my guitar for 11 months now, and it's already beat up because i use it so often. theres a chunk of my soundhole missing(as in... it's no longer a sunburst colour, but it's the colour of the wood) because my pick rubs against it so often. wear down your guitar the natural way. because like eds1275 said above... marring your guitar with sandpaper is INDEED herecy >.> dont do it man. dont do it.
#15
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#16
Like everyone else said do it the old fashion way PLAY, PLAY , PLAY and then play some more , it'll be used up eventually or if you can't wait find somewhere who does guitar finishings and ask them to making it look used up.... but honestly the old fashion way is alot better and cheaper.
#17
I'm a big proponent of relicing as a form of art, but this would be a very poor decision on your part. Yes, it would change the sound of the guitar and almost certainly ruin it. Don't do this.
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#18
Screw the sandpaper. Tie a rope to the bumper of your car. Now tie the other end to the neck of the guitar. Now drive around the block a few times. It'll have that "worn" look you've been looking for in no time at all. And just think, you can jam out to your favorite radio station while doing it! Can't beat that eh?

Now then, back to reality. Your mindset of acoustics is screwed man. Some electrics that look beat to shyt, such as SRV's or Old Boy(Tony Iommi's first SG) are icon's in their own right, but look who owned and played them. Acoustics that look beat up and nasty are just saying to the world that the owner doesn't know how to take care of their equipment. Keep it in as good of shape for as long as possible. That is how you maintain it's value.
Now should you go on to become as famous as SRV, and die horribly early in your life, then maybe that axe you sanded the hell out of might be worth something. You following me?
#19
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if you want to make your guitar look used, play the heck out of it. i've played my guitar for 11 months now, and it's already beat up because i use it so often. theres a chunk of my soundhole missing(as in... it's no longer a sunburst colour, but it's the colour of the wood) because my pick rubs against it so often. wear down your guitar the natural way. because like eds1275 said above... marring your guitar with sandpaper is INDEED herecy >.> dont do it man. dont do it.

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