I notice that a bunch of the crew here likes relic guitars. I have a MIM Strat I bought brand new in 2016 and almost everyday I wipe it and buff it and polish it. It still looks almost completely perfect. As I prefer it. (It has a couple tiny rub scratches on the back) Is there something aesthetically preferable to having most of the paint scrapped off with belt buckles and finger rings and dropping them on the floor scars? Do they play better with all the paint torn off? Should I use the drill and electric sander on mine? I never play out anymore so it could conceivably stay perfect into the next century. I’m just curious as to the thoughts behind buying a guitar that “looks like hell but plays like heaven”?