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Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by australicaster, Sep 20, 2020.
Try laying down a nice coat of wax. I use Meguiar’s.
Do it for comfort if you like, but one intentionally worn out spot will not look road worn at all.
It’s your guitar and your investment. If that makes it more comfortable for you and you plan on keeping it, do whatever you think you need to do.
I have a guitar tech I like , and respect his knowledge.
He told me the reason home made relic jobs look so bad, is
because that's not how it done by the pros. The process is not
started on a finished guitar.
The relic work is an ongoing process as the guitar is be sanded,
under coated, painted etc. He told me there is no good way to
get a realistic relic job on a finished instrument.
Just what I was told. Your results may vary.
First off not sure why people come into a tread to post about how stupid a fake relic’d guitar is. It’s like going into a thread that says “l love black guitars” and posted how you hate black guitars.
So first off, 2 pages in, let me ask you about your guitar. Other than the satin nitro finish you mentioned, what is the guitar in question? Do you know if it’s polyester, polyurethane or just satin nitro?
Just a thought. A beat up guitar looks cool now to some people. Not judging anyone good or bad.
Its personal taste and your guitar. I myself have stripped the paint off vintage fenders myself.
Changed pickups rewired and thrown away original parts.
Killed resale value but I did not care not selling it ever. So in the end your guitar do what ever you choose.
have fun and enjoy it. And I love my black guitar its a keeper.
Have you purchased jeans in the last 10 years? It's still a thing.
Sure sounds like it bothers you.
Hint - It's not all for show - some relic-ing actually makes the guitar more comfortable to play.
It's really a lack of respect for fellow forum members.
It definitely is a bash as the OP. It says relic right in the title. If you don’t like a relic don’t post.
My relic partscastar (I bought the completed guitar) really feels no better for the relic job than my non-relic guitars. I bought it on a lark because of the neck, and I like the guitar, but I don’t think I would like less if it weren’t artificially relic’d.
Mike McCready's 1959 Strat has the most perfect (natural) heavy relic. Maybe loan him your Tele for twenty years and see what he comes up with?
It‘s an art form. Not everyone’s an artist.
Don't forget the white sneakers.
I relic’ed an american vintage P and I did about an 8/10 on it. My checking came out a bit shattered and you could see lines from the steel wool where I added wear. I ended up selling it. So my advice is don’t.
Try a little talcum powder on your arm or a sweat band where it feels sticky
My advice: don't!
I just came across the perfect relic Telecaster Neck.
I am so certain of how perfect this one is that I’m
inviting everyone to have a nice long look. I’ve seen
a few nice ones BUT this one...OMG.
It’s on Reverb and it’s price - for what it is - is fair...
$1450.00 outta Acworth, Gee Aye - Guitar Loft.
You will not sleep tonight if You look.
Talk about “a keeper”....Eureka...I’ve got that feeling in the
pit of my stomach again...sheesh.
I recently bought my first non-worn guitar since the 80s. It has a glossy lacquer finish that marks if I look at it wrongly and then it drives me nuts knowing the new mark is there. I think for me, and this is probably just me, a worn guitar is the way to go. I also have two very abused guitars that I play and love and never worry about. I think I will only buy worn (either really worn vintage, or something like the road-worn Fender lines etc. ) going forward. I can’t take this stress If a shiny new guitar. I am probably just nuts though, so don’t put too much weight behind my comment. I just wanted to through this other potential case out there.
The reason so many people whine and cry about relics is that there are so many God awful "relic" jobs out there.