Famous Rock Stars that played Relic guitars when they started

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  1. juxtapolice

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    Julian Lage plays a nachocaster and danocaster, Tyler Bryant uses a fender custom shop relic, Walter Becker was into relics...I'm sure there are a handful of players that have used the custom shop repros of their signature axes which by nature are naturally reliced..as long as it's a good instrument
     
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    I tried to find a good clip with Ian playing his old Stratocaster with an Esquire neck, which has some major relic-ing, but I LOVE this song, and he's using a worn Les Paul Jr......one of my all time favorite guitarist/singer/song writers......please give a listen.
     
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    Famous/starting out ... Mmm. I'll leave others to decide that but 4(?) years ago here I saw Dawes at the Mosely Festival and Simon Dawes was, I am sure, playing a reliced sunburst Strat?
    Either that or in a few years he'd played it that hard it looked like an original 50s one!
     
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    When I hear relic I assume it’s a new guitar that has been artificially made to look cool. Those guitars I would say are just used guitars and show wear on them from being loved, played hard, and traveled with. Or used like a baseball bat ala townshend haha
     
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    I’d say this guy is almost single handedly responsible for the whole artificially aged guitar craze. I mean, look at him. It doesn’t get much cooler than that.
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    I’m not 100% clear on the history of “Number One”, but I this looks like an early shot, so it was already pretty beat up when he got it.
     
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    Wow, he really did play the hell out of it didn’t he.
     
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    He surfed on it too...

     
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    That was really cool , I have never looked up many of his videos before
     
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    Jaco Pastorius' "Bass of doom" has been mentioned.
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    But what many people don't know is that although that bass still survives, it doesn't look like that anymore.

    Because of THIS...

    Go around the 4 minute 10 seconds marker to see what happened.

    In gamers' terms that would have been a "Critical hit"
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    But Jaco had it repaired and different from what is now standard issue, he had the guy doing the repairs, completely redo the bass.
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    Jaco, pretty happy about the result.

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    Jaco's "Bass of doom" and the Fender Custom shop Bass of Doom replica.
     
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    Andy Summers's memoir is a good read, and he talks about buying his famous Telecaster from one of his students — from the photos I've seen it was already pretty heavily worn-in, and had the weird mods (cracked brass bridge plate, extra knob for overdrive circuit) in place.

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    He wasn't just starting out, but he wasn't famous yet, and had virtually retired from his first attempt at making it as a rock musician....
     
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