My Seagull acoustic guitar, which I've been playing a lot of lately, is scratched like hell and has big dents and dings in it. My brother got it when he worked in a music store, and it's a NAMM guitar - somebody at NAMM beat up on it like nobody's business. It's practically hideous. But it sounds and plays just wonderful. Sometimes I think I'd like new acoustic guitar since I'm playing a lot more as of late, but then I pick it up and -wow- it sure is nice!!!! Recently the jack broke and I asked my brother (who I bought it from) if I could borrow his new Wechter for church on Sunday since I needed to plug in. He was so paranoid about scratching his prized guitar! I said "Hey just look at my guitar to know what great care I take of my instruments". He said he'd rather look at my green bass for that...... Is it cool to have a guitar (or bass for that matter) that's beat up?