I have ALWAYS wondered why a “Opened Up”(which every guitar player I know wants) , mint condition instrument by SC does not APPRECIATE. They DO present a higher value sound when played….and all of us say that’s what we want.
My 34 Zorro is now 3 years old and it is louder , richer and more impressive than when new.
My OM “Tree” has developed more maturity in just the couple of years since I bought it used but little played by the previous owners…..I play it almost daily.
The O.T. was Taylor’s main touring instrument and had hundreds of hours of playing time when I bought it from him. I have put at least another hundred hrs. on it and it still is “Opening Up”.
In the high end yacht business if there were 2 exact boats, of the same age ,same condition for sale and one had 100 hours on it and the other had 500 hrs. on the engines the selling price was ALWAYS higher for the higher hour vessel. Why ? it was a Proven and experienced craft. Engines were built to run not sit at the dock.
Fine guitars are meant to be played…not be locked away in a case.
1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.