Look at willie nelsons guitar 'Trigger" now thats adding character I'd say......
Willie's got roadies and protection from the idiots in the first couple of rows who might "fall onto" his gear. In the trenches, where we rarely get a real stage or separation from the crowd - I'm playing "better safe than sorry"
There's absolutely NO sin in playing that guitar to sooth my soul, and entertain it's owner .... or whomever I choose to invite to the show.
P.S. You're invited, but not Don mason ... he doesn't love us enough.