Why? I'm not being sacrcastic either. Why? I'm 57 and many of my generation spend time to keep our investments nice. We didn't want belt rash. He took the rings off our fingers. We cleaned them after every show or two. Now is seems the way to go is trash it. I've seen reliced Fenders going for $1500+. A brand new beat up guitar for $1500? Why would anyone spend that for a beat up guitar? I just don't understand the thought process behind it. Purposely beat up a guitar. Is it to make it look like you've been playing that guitar for years and years? Is it a prestige thing? Is it to look "cool". Another post was about idolizing players. Is that it. Get a SRV relic cause you idolize him? Get a Clapton one? A Beck one? Etc etc etc. I really don't understand putting time and money into a beautiful instrument then taking a hammer and files and a blow torch to it. People have told me..well it's their guitar they can do what they want. That's not an answer as to why. That's the response of someone who also has no idea. If someone wants to trash their guitar go for it. I just wonder why? What's the logic, reasoning behind it. Like why do some buy Fenders while others buy Gibson's or Jackson's, or Kramer's. There's always a reason behind that choice. Only guitar I ever beat up was an original Bullet when I was a young kid in a punk band and I didn't know better. Maybe I'll never understand it or maybe no one has a really good answer.