Real wear or bad relic job

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Hashwillie, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    This reminds me of the abortion my first sg was when I bought it

    The person who made a mess of it knew they had devalued it and sold it accordingly for peanuts

    A lot of scotchbrite later and respray and you have my avatar

    Fwiw it looks like a very bad relic to me, but then again genuine wear looks nothing like a 'relic' to me
     
  2. ChopSauce

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    Well, maybe you can save this poor Tele, if its play-ability seems worth the effort, & provided the price accounts for the restoration work to be done.
     
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    I generally don't like manufactured relic jobs, and this one is no exception.
     
  4. JL_LI

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    I'm not a fan of reliced guitars. I have no problems at all with normal wear (or even a little tear). Reliced guitars look like what someone else thought an old guitar should look like. I've never seen a true vintage guitar that looked beat to hell. Some heavy relic guitars look even worse than that. I wouldn't attempt to refinish or do any unnecessary repair on a vintage guitar and I wouldn't deliberately make a new one look old. Get a nice guitar and put your own wear on it. In 25 years you'll have a real vintage guitar that didn't start its life as a beater.
     
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  5. JustABluesGuy

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  6. bluzkat

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    I don't think it looks anything like the Glendale relic. Those photos in the OP look like an amateur hack job. Probably why he's selling it, he doesn't even like it.

    Personally I think relics are ridiculous. Just my two cents.
     
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    :mad::mad::mad:how could someone even think this looks cool !
     
  8. dsutton24

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    So bad... It'd be nice if some of these clods actually had seen real play wear before they started hacking away. The biggest giveaway on this particular guitar is the fake play wear directly under the strings instead of above the strings where it naturally happens. The body wear is silly. The perfectly round spot on the back, and the weird spot on the upper horn don't make sense. And, any time you see bright white wood showing through a wear spot, you can be certain it wasn't worn through use.
     
  9. Sconnie

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    Look at the frets... they're pristine, but shouldn't you know that since you played it!?

    The near-perfect circle on the back is rather hilarious, so is the "wear" on the butt.

    It can't be so special that it's worth what they're asking, whatever they're asking. Save up a bit more and get one that was actually played, cared for, and not the subject of some dummy's experiment.
     
  10. Mayas caster

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    Bad relic job, good ones look cool.
     
  11. BradL

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    Such a shame as those 52 hot rods are great guitars.
     
  12. cabra velha

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    Pathetic relic job. . .but then I think all "relic jobs" are pathetic.
     
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    It's obviously a bad relic, but the guitar is nice and deserves a try. Maybe a full refinish or a seriously made relic job, what is not a easy task.
    If it's nice to play, go ahead!
     
  14. LKB3rd

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    I would only buy it cheap, and I'd tell the seller so, pointing out how they or someone else intentionally damaged the finish.
     
  15. SecretSquirrel

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    "Relic"... another word rendered meaningless. :(

    ...and now it's a verb, too. o_O
     
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  16. danpan

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    Bad relic for sure.....
     
  17. hrstrat57

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    Be nice to know seller asking price here......

    Again, plays and sounds great I’d prob be in at $600 tops.

    The fake relic job on the neck is troubling - body vandalism not as much.

    Stupid tho really weak.
     
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    It looks to me like the finish on the upper body contour took a hit and started flaking...so too avoid the glare of such an ugly scar...the owner relic'd the rest of the guitar to match.
     
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  19. blackjaw

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    $200-$250...the guitar is beat to **** and not in a cool way
     
  20. stormin1155

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    It appears that the frets have wear in the cowboy chord region, but no finish wear.
     
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