seriously i don't understand equipment worship.
i mean i love my guitar and it cost a heap of money compared to what i earn, but its there to played, its their to be used, and if their are scratches on the back, whoopdie doo, still plays exactly the same and no1 can see the scratches so what?
i can understand if u bought like some vintage 10000 dollar instrument that u were too afraid to play and wanted to worship and sell in the future, but equipments there to be used.
I used to be really scared of scratching my guitar and liek really paranoid, bought an extremely heavy duty case and everything and then i realised it was just stressin me out and i was worry half the time about whether i was playing the strings to hard rather then worrying about how i was playin in the first place. now i just play, the guitars there to be used.
but i guess ppl who worship gear mite not have that same opinion.