People must really be into relics...

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Grux, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Grux

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    At that price, it must be one of the "gold nugget" special run where they hid a gold nugget under the bridge of each guitar before relicing.... :)

    Don't want to start anything but, I can see the attraction of a guitar that gets so much love that after years of playing, it looks like it has "lived". I don't see the attraction of hurting a nice guitar to make it have a "relic" look, and then hiding it away because it was so expensive... Sorry if that hurts anybody's feelings about that.
     
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    That's the beauty of E-bay---buy a $100 guitar, beat it to death, and some idiot will pay $400 for it!
     
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    I was in a music store back when John Entwhistle was playing thunderbird basses that caused a spike in the value,
    the younger guy asks the guy with lots of experience
    " "what are these worth?
    older guy says "what the market while bear, I wouldn't have one of the damned things."
     
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    Boggles the mind. We have a listing on our local buy/sell with an affinity strat for $500cad. While not reliced, it has been upgraded with a bone nut, whizzbang pickups and other odds and ends. All well and good but $500?!?
     
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    Supply and demand... Some people want a nicely relic'd guitar but don't want to pay £1,000+ for a Fender Custom Shop.

    I would also prefer a real relic (vintage) guitar but again, price is prohibitive so many people will pay over the odds to get the look if they don't want to do it themselves.
     
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    Yeah, I mean I get it...but a bullet at 4x the value is stupid lol. It'd be a little different if everything was changed to American Hardware, Vintage spec'ed and all that but it wasn't.
     
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    A true relic has earned it's battle scars over years of faithful service---this old girl is 43 years old. The headstock has been broken and repaired twice, but the paint isn't worn off?[​IMG]
     
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