These days with a lot of Fenders at least, you don’t know whether you’re looking at genuine vintage or relics,at least where there’s no price visible. As a matter of interest, do the likes of Martin and Gibson do acoustic relics?
Gibson has gotten into the relic business a little with electrics, but I’m not sure about acoustics. Never seen a Martin relic to my knowledge, but maybe someone else will have more accurate info.
that just doesn’t sound like something Martin would do…but what do I know.