I'm intrigued by this thought.. My guitar tech just scratched his head when I told him I want to sell one of my guitars again because there's just aesthetic issues I cannot justify to myself even if it played REALLY good and sounded even better after all the set up he did... one thing he said to me is "Man, you play with your eyes".. I mean we have to love the look of the guitar too right?? For me, I love the look of a rosewood board (Pau Ferro or other darker wood) on a tele, and pretty much any guitar.. I dont hate maple, but if its smooth, caramel colored (roasted), I might bite, but generally Im a rosewood kind of guy.. same goes with the littlest of aesthetic issues, like F-hole was not cut really nicely, or paint runs somewhere not noticeable when Im playing, or maybe something that would really mess up my OC self.. I mean its ridiculous how Id end up selling perfectly playing and sounding guitars just because theres something I cannot rectify aesthetically (in my head) after the honeymoon phase ends.. my wife could only roll her eyes.. The guitar Im talking about is this beautiful Epiphone Casino.. I bought it sight unseen and was delivered to me a week ago.. the aesthetic issues are, the strap button is not centered at the back, tooling marks on the fretboard when they scraped the binding on the neck, but other than that, It plays and sounds beautiful, but now I have put up an ad for it.. Im enjoying how it sounds while not being sold, but I would certainly miss it, and at the meantime Ive contacted a local store to notify me once a new 2019 one comes in so I can see it, play it, before I buy it.. I really want this tone, its just so warm and rich.. but I want a new one though.. I'm always okay buying used, little nicks, scratches here and there dont bother me... but there are times I find something, and then instantly put it up for sale.. I usually dont get what I paid for it, sometimes I make a little profit, most times I break even, but mostly sell at a loss.. and just end up buying new so at least I can return it.. but its not the same guitar.. oh well.. I know if I want a step up in quality, why not buy an Elitist, well, the Elitist line doesnt do Cherry Red, and there's only a few options I have, scour Japan for a 90's MIJ Epiphone Casino, or even a Korean one, Peerless factory makes their own version, the Peerless Songbird, but I have no way of bringing them in to Oz, let alone have someone buy it for me there.. or a Gibson ES330? I dont have the money for that, or justify such a high price for my playing needs.. Oh well.. I need to stop rambling and just play with my eyes closed then? who else feels this way? or Im just too finnicky and OC to begin with?