All I know about my roadworn is that as unauthentic as it might look relic-wise, it plays, sounds, and feels like a dream. Who buys a guitar just because it looks good? If it doesnt play well, who cares what it looks like? Also, who in their sad, pathetic, sorry mind would actually want or try to pretend and pass off a road worn as being an old guitar? Lame-O.