I’ve had a busy day, and so, it seems, has this thread I’ve created. Lots of interesting perspectives and input. So much I want to reply to, so little time. Some said they buy guitars used; I’m pretty much the opposite. Although I have bought used guitars before, I prefer not to. Of the 9 guitars I have now, only one was bought used. When I buy a guitar, I expect to own it for years to come. I don’t buy with the thought of selling down the road. With most of the guitars I have now, I’ll never sell them. So things that affect the playability of the guitar, like fret wear, worn spots/indentations on the fretboard itself, etc., are not things I want to come with a new (to me) guitar. I don’t want to pay for wear that is detrimental to the way the guitar plays. I don’t want a relic’ed guitar, even if it was done naturally.