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Relic examples

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by sothoth, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. sothoth

    sothoth Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Kepler-186f
    Anyone willing to share front/back photos of a GOOD relic job you did yourself or that you bought?

    I have a strat neck and body that I’m going to refinish in black and put a mint pg with gold foil pickups. Want it to look good but have mostly seen relic jobs that seem cheesy because the wear marks aren’t where a real guitarist would leave them from heavy use.

    Yes I can google image search but I prefer guitar porn from real players :)
     
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  2. IronSchef

    IronSchef Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    here is mine - MJT body (I could not possibly do this myself) + Fender Road worn Tele Neck:

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  3. sothoth

    sothoth Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Kepler-186f
    Beautiful! Thanks
     
  4. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2003
    Nottingham, UK
    Here’s my ‘Broadie’, my 1950 Broadcaster replica:

    http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/22112373

    It’s 11-years old now and has many real relic marks. Gigged regularly and enjoyed daily.

    The relic finish was done by a gentleman called Clive Brown who is regarded as one of the world’s best guitar finishers.

    :) Peter
     

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  5. Henfield Tele

    Henfield Tele Tele-Holic

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    Oct 30, 2012
    West Sussex Uk
    My cat does the relic for me!! IMG_0133.JPG
     
  6. Barnacle-back

    Barnacle-back TDPRI Member

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    My Clive Brown Esquire:

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  7. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2012
    england
  8. fozhebert

    fozhebert TDPRI Member

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    Here's my 30 year old guitar. Got it from an old punk rocker. Pretty modest 'relic' wear gotten playng in bars...
     
  9. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
  10. sothoth

    sothoth Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    571
    Nov 24, 2010
    Kepler-186f
    Lovely
     
  11. sothoth

    sothoth Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Kepler-186f
    That cat looks like serious trouble
     
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  12. sothoth

    sothoth Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Kepler-186f
    You seem to have posted a mirror image of the guitar. I have vertigo now :)
     
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  13. sothoth

    sothoth Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Kepler-186f
    Those are dents from beating zombies
     
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  14. Barnacle-back

    Barnacle-back TDPRI Member

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    Ha ha, yah I get that alot - At least I can keep 90% of the ''Hey can I try that?" people away being a lefty ;)
     
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  15. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
    Near Athens GA USA
    I don't have a good example myself since mine that show scuffing and such got it mainly from mishandling and abuse by previous owners. If you want to see some interesting relics though, go over to the Music Zoo site. They've got a lot of nice photos there. I snag them regularly to use as wallpaper on my PCs.
     
  16. sothoth

    sothoth Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Kepler-186f
    I don’t know how to break it to you, but they also forgot to install the pickup selector switch. Must make the neck pickup sound real dull and boring :)
     
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  17. Here's a couple of mine from mild to buried for 10 years. :rolleyes:

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  18. Festus_Hagen

    Festus_Hagen Tele-Meister

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    Jul 6, 2016
    Jeff City, Mo.
    Here's a few I have laying around right now.
     

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  19. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    these are the guitars the good Lord intended
     
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