Well Pete, even though your LP has been played, it is still very pretty. No reason to carve it up.
Funny you mention that....my buddy, the most Anal retentive person in the world, paid 5k for a fancy Canadian weird red Les Paul. The nut is poorly cut, but he won't let me touch it. He was appalled, nay, horrified, by the fact I wanted to smear vaseline and pencil lead on his 5k guitar.Expensive guitars rule!!! Screw this shit....