Fake relicing ?

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  1. BluesGuitarMart

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    I genuinely thought the topic was banned, I seem to remember a few years ago it being banned because every single topic about relics went downhill as some people HAVE to enter a thread that clearly says "relic" in the title and tell everybody that they don't like relics. Why people care so much about other people's guitars is a mystery but there you go.
     
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    And they look cool. I was disappointed and happy when I found out.
     
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    Yeah rinse and repeat although it does get amusing some of the reactions but that is usually when the thread gets locked
     
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  5. Gardo

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    My original intention was more of a parody
    Not saying relicing is right or wrong . But if you have to have the look why not just take a brush with some dark brown paint and make phony chips. That way the guitar is not ruined and the guy in the front row will never know the difference
     
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    Yeah I know what you were trying to do, not bashing on relics but why not just a temporary relic. A wrap or decals that can be removed.

    It gets heated when the horrible relic word gets mentioned. Just typical of most forums.
     
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  7. soulgeezer

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    If you fake something that's fake, isn't like a double-negative? Doesn't it become real at that point?

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    I have a friend that bought a “created” relic guitar. It looks very good and authentic. But to me me it’s a 2006 beat up looking Strat. Not the mojo of a really naturally reliced guitar. Another friend has a mid 60s P Bass. That HAS serious mojo
     
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    I own a Danocaster, my number 1 T style for gigs. It's a great guitar.

    I also own a '68 Custom Tele. That's the one in my avatar. Also a great guitar.

    It is possible to own and enjoy both, believe it or not.

    Careful swinging that broad brush.

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    I relish me relic.:)

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    Hmm, isn't fake relicing when you only proclaim that you relic'd your guitar?

    you can easily un-relic it, by saying: look, see it's like brand new. :lol:
     
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    That was probably Guitar George.
     
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    I think it has a lot to do with the nature of pop music. Pop music is often focused 60% on music and 40% on image. For many bands, I suspect, if they audition a player to join them, and that player shows up with a faux looking guitar, that might not fly with the way the band understands its own image/sense of authenticity.
     
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    5987BEB7-0554-4EA7-B2A7-A97A6550DFE6.jpeg This is from someone who never liked a relic finish until...

    Relic finishes exist at three levels. A production guitar with a relic finish is silly to me. Take the Brad Paisley Telecaster. They all look the same. Nothing distinguishes one from the other. It’s about as appealing as pin stripes in a 1985 Buick.

    Another level is DIY. Most folks who try to do it make a mess of it. It’s not easy to recreate wear patterns that make sense and go well together. It’s more than sanding down a corner, chipping paint, and adding ding marks. DYI relics that look bad look like an old Sentra with dented body panels each a different color with mismatched hubcaps. Done that way on purpose.

    Fender Custom Shop is different. The degree of relic is specified and even with team built guitars, the pattern of the relic looks like normal wear. Heavy relic guitars look like they’ve seen hard use but they play like a new custom built instrument. The cost is in the attention to detail. Have one built to order and there will never be another like it. There was a time I thought it was crazy. Now I see the art in it and appreciate how long it took to develop the skills to create a natural looking relic that doesn’t look home made or abused.
     
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    Your guitar would be perfect if it was only reliced a little bit. Here let me help you with that.

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    How dare you blaspheme the greatest artist known to man?
     
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    If I had an extra 20K laying around, I'd call up the Fender custom shop and see if they could pull off a Bob Ross tele. I could be the first one of the block with one and just laugh at all those Hello Kitty guitar players.
     
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    What is "mojo", exactly? Do my guitars have it, and does it increase their value?
     
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    This is not rocket science. Just order one of the readily available 1/4" jack plug-in units to test your guitar directly. Wake up and smell the coffee!
     
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    I’m watching Bob right now
     
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