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The worst relics

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by stratman323, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Tele Bee

    Tele Bee Tele-Meister

    Jan 12, 2012
    Austin, TX
    All I know about my roadworn is that as unauthentic as it might look relic-wise, it plays, sounds, and feels like a dream. Who buys a guitar just because it looks good? If it doesnt play well, who cares what it looks like? Also, who in their sad, pathetic, sorry mind would actually want or try to pretend and pass off a road worn as being an old guitar? Lame-O.

  2. jipp

    jipp Friend of Leo's

    yeah, you are right. dunno why i was thinking gold was better for such. when its all about corrosion.

    and silver would be the ideal material. if i remember right, duncans even made a special run of silver wired used instead of copper.

    thanks for setting me strait.. i have no clue where i got gold being the better material... i guess the space nerd in me got some brain cells mixed up with logic... sigh.. have a great day.

    the more i think about it, if it made a huge diffidence these successful bands would have the extra cash to have there pickups made using silver... so you probably need special equipment to even tell a difference between the two?

  3. jipp

    jipp Friend of Leo's

    id agree with you but some of the wear, looks like it would be very uncomfy.

  4. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009

  5. plook

    plook Tele-Meister

    Feb 4, 2009
    Sheffield, UK
    I think if i took one of my guitars and beat it up and made it look old and knackered, I'd step back and think, 'what possessed me?'
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012

  6. slapshot

    slapshot Tele-Meister

    Sep 21, 2010
    that's a nash guitar?I thought he did good work?


  7. Boundforglory07

    Boundforglory07 Tele-Holic

    Jan 26, 2011
    Never have been a fan of his work

  8. Thinlineggman

    Thinlineggman Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2011
    Oregon City, OR
    The gouges where the arm wear is, are what I disagree with most with that particular guitar. And the back of the neck.

    Not really a fan of him either....

  9. slapshot

    slapshot Tele-Meister

    Sep 21, 2010
    as far as relics go i think this is spot on
    but that one above?? looks like it was painted with masks then cleared over?

  10. BadTranslate

    BadTranslate Tele-Meister

    Aug 13, 2006
    Someone on Craigslist sent me this awhile back. A 2011 Gibson Les Paul Junior that the person reliced themself. :rolleyes: It's seems ridiculous that a guitar only 3 years old would have this amount of wear and tear. :confused: It looks like the person took a boxcutter to the guitar and the headstock wear looks like it was done by taking the machine heads off and sanding the headstock. :eek: It looks very amateur and stupid. Why someone would ruin a perfectly nice Gibson and take a boxcutter to it seems very dumb. :cry: I don't know what's up with the yellowing on the truss rod cover, pole pieces, bridge, machine heads and plastic buttons. :?: 30 years from now the guitar will still look like a bad relic. I wouldn't buy or trade for the guitar but if the owner likes it then OK. I look at the guitar and think it would be hard to re-sell or would be worth a lot less.


  11. Lawson

    Lawson Tele-Holic

    Dec 19, 2011
    Ah, the Chinchillacaster, wannabe SRV replica strat. This dumbass has been trying for quite some time to get $2650 for it.

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  12. Lawson

    Lawson Tele-Holic

    Dec 19, 2011

    I really dig the concept! Too bad it's so poorly done...

  13. bendingtens

    bendingtens Tele-Holic

    Jan 30, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Here's an Epiphone Sheraton II on Craigslist that I just saw. The owner calls the guitar a "beast" and wants $550.

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  14. bob1234

    bob1234 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 22, 2013
    I hate "relics" myself.


    this thread simply affirms that belief haha

    You post one of the most iconic guitars of all time, that has legit "road worn" properties, and claim it as a bad relic... :confused: :rolleyes:

    The reason he did that was because people kept copying him. he kept doing stranger and stranger things until people stopped. Much like steve vai's sig...

    Looked pretty sweet when it first came to life...


  15. howlin

    howlin Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 19, 2007
    Who wants to know?
    No way that's an Epiphone of any kind. The headstock & the knobs are a dead give away.

  16. burritobastard

    burritobastard NEW MEMBER!

    May 31, 2014
    Worcester, Mass.
    Having the back of the neck sanded makes it so much more comfortable.

  17. Manolete

    Manolete Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2011
    Nash stuff is Disneyland relic work for sure. It is made to stand out on a brightly lit stage from 100 meters away. I don't consider Nash's stuff to be relic work as much as intentional distressing in an unsubtle way, to get the point across.

  18. Poppa54

    Poppa54 TDPRI Member

    Feb 11, 2014

    Almost passed because it is so ugly, but the thing sounds too good. I may strip the paint( at least the red and white. It's tan under there somewhere.

  19. gnuyork

    gnuyork TDPRI Member

    Apr 20, 2014
    What I find more offensive is that there is a humbucker is this guitar.

  20. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 4, 2010
    Athens, GA

    I remember when those came out. They were a "Black Friday" special at guitar center for $400. The TV Yellow nitro on the one I saw was absolutely terrible to start with, like somebody got drunk and sprayed it with a rattle can in their backyard (complete with drippy runs, grass clippings, and little bugs embedded in it). I was shocked that they were putting the Gibson name on such a badly finished guitar. The guitar did have a push/pull to split the humbucker though, and it sounded OK.

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