O.K. I ventured out today to the local guitar store, and ran into an acquaintance I haven't seen in quite a while. We just smiled and waved, and then he sauntered on over. I knew that he had, within the last year or so, bought a new Strat online, and I asked him how he was liking it. I thought he was going to come completely unhinged. He told me something about a dog knocking over a coffee cup, and when he sat on the couch to play a little, the edge hit the coffee cup and put a little ding on it. I said "it happens, sooner or later." His response....drum roll please. "I want to turn pro someday, and people won't take you seriously if you have a guitar full of dings." I said "Did you ever see that piece of crap, that probably wouldn't have sold on Ebay for over 50 bucks, if it didn't have EVH as the owner? He took that P.O.S and made music history, and a legend of himself with it. SRV's no. 1 wasn't too sweet looking either." The hope to never see acquaintance just sighed, like he was in disappointed with my answer, mumbled something, and sauntered off. Point being? Some peoples fathers really should have used a condom.