I think I'm on the outside looking in. I like to buy new guitars that look new. I don't mind if my guitars get scratched up by me because every scratch is a reminder of where and when I was when it occurred. All the good times.. The guitarists history. When I go to any of the excellent online guitar dealer sites I've saved and made purchases from and select Fender Custom shop I find anywhere from 20 to 50+ Fender Custom shop guitars. Relic, Heavy Relic, Journeyman Relic, Relic Ready, whatever Relic. If I'm lucky ..... out of maybe 50 available Fender Custom shop guitars I'll find one or two NOS and one or two Closet Classics. 45+ Relic types. I'm not complaining. I'm asking. When did guitarists start wanting non-vintage guitars that look worse than many vintage guitars you can still come by that are still in better shape than the Fender Custom shop offering? If this has already been covered I'm sorry. When I saw a forum section dedicated to Fender Custom shop Tele owners it just riled me up inside. I've searched and searched. I don't mind the Fender Custom shop discovering a prospective group of buyers and creating product to bring them to the fold. That's just excellent research by the Fender sales department. When Relic guitars started appearing I thought they would be for a small group of players who wanted to present the appearance of a "been working the road forever" vibe even if they've only been playing five or ten years. Similar to tattoos and piercings. As part of an image. (I have multiple tattoos so that wasn't meant to be negative). I own Gibson Custom shop guitars and many boutique builder guitars in this same price range. I've gone through the "order and wait" procedure and really don't like it. I'd rather find an NOS Fender Custom shop offering in a color and configuration where I can just press the purchase option, pay for it and await it's delivery. Surely others besides myself must feel this way. Are there certain Fender online dealers that specialize in or at least offer a real selection of NOS models? Not two or three. Maybe 20 to 30 NOS and another 20 "Closet Classics". A realistic selection to choose from?