Hello fellow TB'ers. I was just reading the classified, as we all LOVE to do. I especially love reading them when I am actually looking for a purchase, as opposed to just window shopping. We commonly see the phrase "This bass has never been gigged, and hardly played" to describe a bass. I mean, I get it. The seller is saying the bass is in mint(ish) condition. I like basses like that, but I also like a bass that might have been gigged a ton of times and has buckle rash, etc. I am going to know that it is a player's bass, and not a wall hanger. I would not buy a Fender Road Worn, though. That's fake. I own both kinds of basses. Mint(ish) and beat up. Both done by me. I also like a bass that HAS been gigged a ton of times and has buckle rash, etc. A REAL road worn bass, not a fake "ripped jeans" Fender Road Worn. That tells me this bass has MOJO, is the Bee's Knees, is killer, etc. That tells me the bass has "passed the test" of sitting in the mix, has incredible action, and was just well loved. To make a short story long, it just bugs me when I see "Never gigged" as a selling point. It's not a selling point. I'd rather it said "This bass has been gigged and it kicks ass." I edited my thread to say more what I meant now that I've had some rest.