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Highway One Texas Relic

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by aero84, Nov 12, 2016.

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  1. kidmo

    kidmo Friend of Leo's

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    And yet you did anyway. Why not just be a normal mature adult and hit the back button if you see something you don't like instead of trying to ruin a guys appreciation thread of a guitar that makes him happy. You did mean to do it and your not sorry. Grow up.
    I think it looks great and relic is not just a look but makes a guitar feel more played in.
    Congrats on yours aero84!
     
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  2. Lynxtrap

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    Teles don't hold cigarettes like Strats do IME, too much space between the strings and headstock :)
     
  3. TheRoman

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    I am on a mission to acquire every Texas Tele I find. I have two. A B'd them with my 52 AVRI and an American deluxe telecaster. Look feel and sound as good and "better" in many ways...and cost way less (People sell them as garden variety Hwy One's)
    They naturally age and self relic so nicely. I try to make the guitars I find used look better...not more beat up. Whatever...
     
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    loos great!
     
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    That came out really great. I'm all for keeping nice guitars nice if you can but I've come to like relics too. t did it to my highway 1 strat (not as nice or thorough of a job though).

    I'd also like to know how you did the neck and hardware.
     
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    its beautiful. nice job on the relic. Mind sharing the relic process. I might have a hard time on my neck since its a rosewood.
     
  7. Crobbins

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    It looks old.
     
  8. ScribbleSomething

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    How do you tell the difference between a Texas highway one and a regular highway one if the seller doesn’t mention it?

    OP, that’s a beautiful guitar.
     
  9. sonny wolf

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    I am not usually a fan of relic'd guitars when they look too contrived but your relic job looks quite convincing!!
     
  10. Wrighty

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    Sorry, I’ve every right to declare my reticence to do that to one of my guitars. Nowhere did I criticise the guy for doing it to his.
     
  11. mrchen

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    I know this thread is a few years old now but I'm curious to know how everyone here made their HW1's lacquer check?? I've had mine since 2005, it's been buffed to a high gloss and there's still not a single checking line in it! I've even done the compressed air/ blow dryer trick to try and force some checking lines into it.

    I assume that it's cause of all the plasticizers they used in the nitro on these models. It's got 15 years of patina everywhere else except for the finish on the body.
     
  12. myteleplaysjazz

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    You know, fake relicing is not my finish of choice, and I've seen some really bad attempts. But you've done a nice job here! Way to go.
     
  13. Gary in Boston

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    I was in GC when the RW's first came out

    It was a rainy Saturday afternoon so all the rock star want to be's were in GC trying out all the new gear

    There was a display of about 10+ RW's in guitar stands ripe for the plucking as it were.

    Kids were picking them up, plugging them it etc.

    Nobody was being careful so there was a a lot bumping and crashing going on.

    This was at a time when the relicing on all of them was pretty much identical so I guess these kids were customizing the reliving job but adding random wear................. Gary
     
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    I got my Highway One in 2005 and I wish it looked beat up . think I'll have to drag it from my tow-bar.
     
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    Old thread....start a new one if you have questions.
     
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