53 Heavy relic!!

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by Mark N, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. geddy402

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    Looks great!
     
  2. Ironbird

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    Congrats, that looks amazing.

    I like how the neck has almost zero finish on it, reminds me of the back of my Squier California Series. It's so smooooooooth.
     
  3. Tel E Twister

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    But how would you explain where the real scratch is?
     
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    They've even got the bare wood to look old. Overlooked in a lot of relics. Superb looking guitar. (don't agree about the criticism of the back of the neck) Congrats. :D
     
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    I suppose the 'from the butt' arm position wear and the high riding belt buckle wear 'match'. As for the relicing..except the back of the neck...appearance....great relic. I take it that your buddy never cleaned it.....it looks like an old, neglected guitar. And...thinking about the neck..in the late '90's, I bought a one-owner, factory large fret(original still at that time) see-thru-blonde '65 Strat. The back of the neck was bare from wear....from the nut to the body...uniformly, and looked very much like this neck but with decades of clean hand oil finish. That guitar was played thoroughly......with no apparent wear on the factory frets. That man had the touch!!!!
     
  6. Mark N

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    The guitar was barely played before I got it. In person, it looks nice...I am not a fan of some of the relicing out there but I think they did a classy job on this one. Is it perfect? No...but it's damn close! Thanks for all the great comments!!!
     
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    Looks Great!
     
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    BUUUURRRRPPPPP! Sorry, that guitar just gave me a lot of gas. How does it sound compared to the tele next to it. I am assuming that is a 52 reissue? Does it sound a lot like a nocaster reissue?
     
  9. Mark N

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    Thanks! I'll have to do a side by side comparison soon...the relic is more ballsy I'd say and had a more clear middle and neck pup sound. The reissue is an 82 52ri...it's been my baby for years.
     
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    Nice! What's the tele on the left in the last picture?

    Edit: NVM! Just read the post above.
     
  11. Blue Bill

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    One of the best I've seen, very well done!
     
  12. Mark N

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    Here's a quick comparison vid for you...The CS Relic is a bit more clear when it comes to neck and middle position.

     
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    very nice playing, thank you for the vid.
     
  14. Mark N

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    Thanks! I thought the playing was "meh"...haha...I am like most though, never satisfied. Cheers!
     
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    Damn fine chunk of old looking wood you got there, and your twangin is pretty dog gone good ta boot!
     
  16. Mark N

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    Thanks!!!
     
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    Sounds great man, and very nice playing :)
     
  18. Mark N

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    Thanks man!
     
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    Great stuff!
     
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    Great looking guitar - I have a surf green heavy relic - just a fantastic sounding and looking guitar. Love yours enjoy.
     
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