So, I bought two new Relics this week.... :)

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  1. your name here

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    They're currently heading in my direction. '51 Heavy Relic Telecaster (so it was billed...) and '63 Relic w/a maple cap board... I've never seen another lefty like the '63. Though there are bound to be a few more. Actually, I've only seen a couple other righties like that. I plan to do more research once I have the serial #.

    Both have Nocaster profile necks, 9.5 radii and 6105's. I've been looking for another Nocaster to go with my '10 Relic one for a few years now... I guess these'll work. Haha

    I'm really impressed by the Relic job on the '63, as well. Seems very realistic. What do you all think?

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  2. Steve Ouimette

    Steve Ouimette Tele-Holic

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    Yeah! I'm digging em. For some reason the '63 is really hitting me but they both look great. Two in one week? Crazy good.

    Congrats.
     
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    Im not really into relics , but dont really care if they are made that way either.
    Congrats on two fine guitars
     
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    Wow two beautiful teles at once. Congratulations they look great.
     
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    Good catch and welcome aboard !

    when you choose the one you like better you can send over the other on :p i might have to start practicing reversed :D

    cheers
     
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    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    Both very nice but that '63 is stunning to me.
     
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    Nice! Congrats. You chose wisely my son.
     
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    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

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    Gonna echo the comments on the 63'.
    Nice
     
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    Looks great, the 63 fantastic
     
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    MatchlessMan Tele-Meister

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    If you play left-handed, you have to get the good stuff while you can, so I totally see the sense in your purchases! And I agree, that '63 is particularly good looking.
     
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    adjason Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    You have great taste- yeah I like the 63 look better too
     
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    Really beautiful!! It looks like like a home run with a man on base.....two is always better than one!! Color me envious!!

    RJ
     
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    Thanks, guys!

    Yeah, I wanted another Nocaster and found the '51 above first. I wanted a Heavy Relic specifically for the feel and because my '10 Nocaster's Relic job is pretty light. I love it, but wanted something different to compliment and provide some variety. My current one's vintage spec all 'round - plays great for a 7.25 w/small frets, but I'm a heavy bender... the 9.5 is welcome. The new one also has a Greasebucket I think, so that'll be cool... The Relic job is a bit extreme on this one, but not too cheesy like some I've seen.

    The '63.... One of my dealer friends had it squirreled away... not posted to their site. I saw it and just had a feeling. There's just something about the vibe of it. If I didn't know it was Custom Shop, I think it'd fool me from a few feet away. I'm very impressed and curious to find out who did the Relic work - they're one to watch, for sure. Great eye for detail on that one.

    I'm stoked. It's not often that I go all out like this, but I have a good feeling. Only bummer is I won't have them in hand until I get back from vacation on the 10th...

    Full report and probably a vid comparing these against each other and my current Nocaster upon my return. :)
     
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    Looking forward to seeing /hearing those videos!! Have a great vacation!!

    RJ
     
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    Thanks, RJ! :D
     
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    Wow, very nice indeed! You don't see lefties like this very often, so I can't blame you for getting them at all.

    Enjoy them both you lucky duck you!
     
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    Congratulations. That's quite a pair. Enjoy them.
     
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    The Whiteguard is stunning :)
     
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    The body relicing on the whiteguard looks great. It's just right IMO in terms of how far they went. The biggest mistake with relics is when they overdo it, especially on the fretboard—as in, the wear pattern doesn't look like that of real life playing, or they take too much finish off.
     
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