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Relic examples

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by sothoth, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

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    2011 Squier Bullet purchased new and modded
    1970 Global LP flat top copy, MIJ by Ibanez, resurrected from basically body and neck that had no frets.


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    These composite pictures are from when I went through the Fender Custom Shop guitars and marked where they had dings and scuffs and sanded through areas. I used those as they 'may' match real use on guitars and they also had direct angle photographs I could overlay to do the mark up. They at least match what people expect to see on worn in guitars. So damaging your guitar in any of these locations a little or a lot would seem acceptable. Interesting how they think Tele players are all rhythm and Strat players spend a lot more time in solos.


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    For personalization, you could always smudge chalk, charcoal, grease on your fingers/hands/arms and play for a bit to see exactly where you would damage your guitar over years of heavy use. Maybe just cleaning the guitar well and putting hand lotion or sunblock on yourself, play, and then look where the hazy/greasy marks are located.

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  2. netgear69

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    It is a strange phenomenon or just a neck angle thing plus friction
     
  3. netgear69

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    Check this one out this is a original 1956 genuine wear and tear
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  4. ndcaster

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  5. sothoth

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    sothoth Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Strat players don’t play a G chord that often??
     
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    Here’s my MJT build:

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    I dont need a neck pickup ;)
     
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  9. sothoth

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    This is your build?
     
  10. ozan

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    No, it's made by MJT.
     
  11. atk1

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    MJT Body. All parts neck.
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    MJT Coralcaster:

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  13. Old Tele Hack

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    Apologies to those who think diffferently, but, I really don't agree with the whole "relic" approach. It's one thing to appreciate the patina of something that's served a long and useful life, and IMHO, it's completely disingenuous to try to superficially attain that same appreciation for taking something new and nice, and intentionally making it look like it's not.

    Would you spend $40K for a new car, and then go pour acid in the bottom of the trunk to get rust bubbles? No - that'd be dumb, wasteful and tremendously reduce the lifespan and utility of a major expenditure. I feel the same about guitars - if mine's "relic'd" I want ti get that way over years of playing it, and would rather have one I've played and taken care of still look great 10-15 years down the road.

    Oh yeah - stay the hell offa my lawn too! (nod to Grand Torino)
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    You should love these then. Enjoy! [emoji6]

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    You're both right - but, hey - it's your $$ and your thing - be the best you ya can be!
     
  17. Nubs

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    I've been counting, and this is the 4683968943054543054540359403rd time a relic thread has been created and discussed here. I'm all for a tasteful relic job, but I know some aren't. Now I cringe whenever I see a new relic thread.
     
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    There is no neck pickup on that one !
     
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    Here is my 2 pickup "Esquire". MJT body, Musikraft neck. Antiquity pickups. Feels and sounds like magic.
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