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Rate my Relic!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by HarpJim, Sep 27, 2009.

How do you rate my relic job?

  1. Really good

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  2. Good

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  3. Bad

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  4. Really bad

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  1. HarpJim

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    Hi guys! I just finished aging my Allparts neck and would like to have your opinion on the job I did. So, here are some pics.

    Edit: Comments on how to improve my technique are welcome!

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  2. Birdmankustomz

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    I think it looks good, I love the back of the neck. What kind of neck is that?
     
  3. HarpJim

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  4. HarpJim

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    Thanks ;-)

    It's an Allparts TMO-V.
     
  5. purpletele

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    That looks great. It actually looks alot like the natural wear on my 86' 62' RI.

    nice work
     
  6. HarpJim

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    Thank you!
     
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    Looks really good...I wonder is there a way to quickly age a rosewood board? Maybe it would just get darker--and therefore not worth the effort. I don't actually know what a naturally aged rosewood board would look like. The rest looks very natural, even the decal, very cool.
     
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    Looks good...

    Would like to see the rest of it.

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  11. HarpJim

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    Thank you! From what I've seen, they just darken, like you said. Maybe a real close inspection would reveal fingers marks, but I've never noticed them...
     
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  13. HarpJim

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    You're welcome! ;-)

    BTW, this neck is really comfortable!
     
  14. HarpJim

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    It's almost done. I'll soon show you the result! ;)
     
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    A quick quote from the Fender site.

     
  16. HarpJim

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    So, I guess I was right ;)
     
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    I couldn't tell it was reliced so there ya go, fooled me. IF you didn't state it I would of just thought it was an old piece
     
  18. mijstrat72

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    The rosewood board develops little wear grooves between the frets, almost like scallops, but smaller and more located beneath each string. I have a few guitars like that, but no pics. My buddies Les Paul is really bad, until he had a refret done, at that point the luthier redressed the fret board.
     
  19. HarpJim

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    Thank you! It's nice to read things like that!
     
  20. dsl1

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    Here's a picture I found of a little Rosewood wear:

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