Okay, so whilst I've never been against other people owning relics because I don't understand why anyone would want to be a guitar ****, I've still never really been open to owning one cos I'm in the let it naturally wear camp. In saying that, the dream strat in my fantasies is a custom shop nitro Shell Pink with maple fretboard. I was only open to owning on in NOS (though it's not like I can afford one anyway) but I recently stumbled across this on Sweetwater and it makes my heart skip a little: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...-journeyman-relic-super-faded-aged-shell-pink Anyway, I was reading some relic threads and someone made the point of defending them by pointing out that because the nitro formula has changed, modern Strats and Teles won't wear like the old ones did even with nitro. My question is, is this really true? I'm pretty sure I've seen more recent examples of Gibsons and Fenders with plenty of wear. Idk, I'm still pretty iffy on the idea of owning a relic but the guitar in that link is to me, one of the most gorgeous ones I've ever seen.