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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Rich H, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Platinum Supporter

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    No, you were Mr.Henry! Anyone who checked your personal profile could find out - I know I did! I see that the link to your website is removed now, but it was there for everyone to see. I guess you put it up there yourself ... ?

    My thoughts were exactly the same as nosuch's, but I didn't have the guts to say it :oops: ... And I have definitely no hidden agenda ;).


    It's easy for a 'hypocrite' to get that impression, but I really hope that it isn't so :oops: ...
     
  2. nosuch

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    Are you calling me a hypocrite?
     
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    :lol: No, I was called a hypocrite in a former thread about fake Fender logos. I'm on your side! :cool:
     
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    Laws obviously differ by locale, but in the U.S. this wouldn't go to court unless you tried to tried to sell it as a genuine Picasso.
     
  5. Hafner

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    Same for me. I do not want to get fooled.
     
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    Aha.

    On a more abstract level I wonder why all this faking is so attractive to a lot of people. Must be part of the philosophy of our time with all that revival things going on.
    there certainly is a market for "replicas" as there is for "vintage" clothing and "traditional" furniture. and that's OK.
    But I have the impression that the line between real and fake is increasingly blurred. People confuse it. like with the relic thing, people want to fake they are road wise musicians, while in reality they are lawyers or dentists and take good care not to get a "non-custom-shop-scratch" into their relic nocaster. pretending to be cool, relaxed and careless (I don't care bout the ole guitar, just put it in the corner when i go for a beer, look how worn it looks), while they are actually not at all (I heard a story about a customer returning a custom shop relic to the store because it would have a scratch on it he detected as not beeing from the custom shop).

    It's all so pseudo!
     
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    It's the chinese democracy, we decide what's "legit", cause exclamations are now legit. (oh my word)
    But seriously, this board isn't running short of options on the market, so "unconscious" free-ad activists ahold!
     
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  9. Hafner

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    Do not confound "vintage things", "very old things" with "fake", "duplicates".
    Fakes and Replicas and Relicers should be prohibited, just forbidden. They want to fool other people.
     
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    well, I do not want to hijack this into another pro and cons of relicing, replicas etc.. i am interested in the sociologal and psychological implications of this trend. so my question is not if, but why.
    why are you attracted to guitars which look like they've seen it all while they are actually brand new?
    why would you buy a guitar with a fake brand logo, serial number and pencil markings?
    I know that will be taken as an insult by some, but honestly isn't intended as such.
    I want to understand.
     
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    Ok, then. Shall we move on? Good.
     
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