Choose a Finish Package
Every guitar tells a story, one that is most readily apparent in the finish. Six different levels of aging let you select the exact appearance of your Dream Shop instrument. From a pristine untouched finish that could have leapt from a ‘50s time capsule to the heavily-worn, weathered appearance of a trusty “road dog” companion guitar, our artful Custom Shop luthiers are masters of the craft of aging an instrument.
NEW OLD STOCK
Models from the past that have survived to the present day looking brand new. An all-lacquer finish that looks as if it hasn’t aged at all-as if you went back in time and bought it.
No real playing wear, but more subtle indications of the ages, such as a finish that has lost its sheen, mild discoloration of plastic parts, metal hardware showing slight oxidation, "mild" finish checking and minor surface scratches on the body and headstock.
LUSH CLOSET CLASSIC®
Well taken care of and religiously polished throughout the years. The owner of this guitar took pride in keeping it clean and shiny. Over time the finish started showing age and like a fine wine it evolved into something complex and re ned. Moderate finish checking, oxidation of hardware, and mild discoloration of parts give this finish its distinct look and feel.
Handed down or changed hands through the years but mostly played around the house, with the occasional jam session or weekend gig. Has been well taken care of over the years but has moderate ware, finish checking, and some “friendly” down- to-the-wood nicks and dings, dullish hardware, and moderate wear-a very lucky find.
The Authentic worn-in wear of a guitar that has experienced many years of regular use in clubs and bars. Marks that tell a story, finish checking all over the body; scars dings and dents from bridge to headstock.
The heaviest of the relic treatments, designed to evoke decades of the most punishing play and touring. From serious dinged and wear to intensely discolored hardware and finish, the true battle-hardened workhorse.
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