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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by lowatter, Aug 20, 2019.
Wolverine’s guitar. He can really shred.
I’d ask for the name and number of the “professional guitar artist” so I could look at their portfolio. I gotta see more examples of their work to estimate an appropriate value right?
Relic'ing your guitar is all about turning it into something fake. You relic it, and now it's a fake beat-up old guitar.
That being the case, you have to use "fake" as the standard – the faker it is, the better. This looks nothing like a beat-up old guitar, not even a really REALLY badly beat-up one. For that reason, it's one of the best relic'ing jobs I've ever seen. Way to go.
I actually like the body! the neck not so much.. but a new neck wont fit with the looks of the body.. so, Id like to think about it.. LOL
Remember when William S. Burroughs did that Nike commercial? It was one of his finest satirical tricks.
It looks to be in mint condition... for a relic....
3 peanuts were walking down the street, one was assaulted
Actually I almost like it for that reason. More of a caricature than a fake. Not that I'd own it.
Looks like someone used that guitar to batter his way out of a granite mineshaft.
Or maybe it fell out of the cargo hold of a commercial jet at 20000 feet into a rock quarry...
It’s a bit much for sure. But I like some relics. I own a few. I like some new. I own a few. I spose if I could only own one guitar and I didn’t kill myself, I’d prefer a newer looking guitar. But it really comes down to how it plays and sounds.
No, I never saw it. I probably ought to. Of course Strummer never got to witness the Strummer tribute Tele as he sadly passed away in 2002. Were he still with us, there is no way we'd get a Strummer tribute Tele. It's exactly the sort of thing he'd say 'no' to. The original became so uniquely 'relic'd' because he played the living 5#1+ out of it and used to throw it across the stage to his guitar tech. If the guy caught it, it was considered a bonus. If not, it didn't matter because it's a Tele, and, well, it can take it.
I've had a partscaster Tele since 2006 which has had a fair amount of beating. It's the one I've had the longest, is my most beat-up guitar, but even that has no more than some buckle-rash, a few small dents, two or three cracks etc, but these things are so incredibly robust I can't even begin to understand the sheer brutal punishment you'd have to subject a guitar to, to get it looking like the one above. And that's part of why it just looks so fake.
Sort of like Kim Kardashian when she wore that studded leather jacket with a logo so obviously meant to look like 'Discharge' on the back. Now, if she were a massive fan of Discharge and could tell you all about the development of D-Core as a sub-genre of punk and its subsequent influence on thrash and speed metal, I'll quite happily eat humble pie, but, I doubt that will happen any time soon.
The fact it has a Fender decal when it's not one makes it doubly fake. No, not for me.
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I don't mind relics that are well executed... I'd never buy one myself, but I don't think less of those who do. However, that guitar is not an example of a well executed relic... It looks like it was done with a carpet knife and a paint scraper. I wouldn't buy it for any amount of money. If someone gave it to me, I'd refinish it... Though the neck is a lost cause, I think.
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Kim Kardashian doesn't really exist. She's just a manifestation of the dreams of all the B-grade brand managers in the world.
Ha ha, actually, instead of ranting about the daft looking leather jacket I could've just said the Tele's fake, like Kim Kardashian. End-of.
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if i were to show a picture of a smashed guitar i would get grief for it! i see relic guitars as abused, i can't stand relic jobs personally even if it is done well sorry.
I think I'm sick to my stomach. I saw a similar piece of object d'art being created at a local GC by an employee hitting a previously sweet gold top Les Paul.
He was down to the wood until he rounded off where you're arm would hit (over a thousand years). I left when he started gouging digs and pounding dents.
How would you throw away money? I just don't get it.
It's definitely a choice of finish, like red or blue, but that's a little much. It's way too deliberate for me. I have an MJT body, and they do a good job:
Dat ain’t rite!
As the great philosopher Billy Idol said, "too much is never enough."