Reliced ......Yawn

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by kbold, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. kbold

    kbold Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    The relic'd guitar has been in fashion for over a decade now ( 2 decades?).
    Has the fake relic fad run it's race?

    The only vintage guitar I've ever owned was a real one, not a fake.
    Personally, if I want to buy a new guitar, I don't want one thats looks like it's been dragged around on a dog leash or been poorly looked after. If a new guitar has a scratch on it it would be considered a second.
    Most vintage guitars will command a higher price if they are in good condition.
     
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    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    Has complaining about relic'd guitars not ended yet? :confused:
     
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  3. rad1

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    Well, we all know the fad is everywhere, rat rods, rat bikes, distressed furniture, etc. Heck, you can even buy $200 jeans that come with holes already.
     
  4. whoanelly15

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    To answer your question, it has not run its course. Maybe the Road Worn is done for now, but the Custom Shop (and many others) will continue to produce relics. And although I don’t own any such guitars, I think many of them look awesome. And of course, they might play great.

    I’m quite sure there are probably at least 100 similar threads on this forum. I doubt we want to go back down this road.

    Different strokes and all, right? Just because you don’t like something, doesn’t mean someone else won’t love it. If someone is forcing you to buy guitars you don’t like, I’d call the fuzz. If not, don’t worry about it.
     
  5. rangercaster

    rangercaster Friend of Leo's

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    Wow .. Nobody has ever raised this subject before ... Interested to see what people may
    think ...
     
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    It’s pretty simple, really: If you dig ‘em, cool. If you don’t like ‘em, don’t buy one. Beyond that, who really gives a flying... ?
     
  7. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I personally have undergone extensive relicing. If I had a choice in the matter, I would have preferred to remain pristine. I'm sure more than one guitar has similar feelings on the subject.
     
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  8. WetBandit

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    I personally feel that an instrument is both a sonic and visual tool.

    It needs to both sound and look a certain way to "get the point across" whatever the point may be.

    I finish guitars in any way I want, no matter how weird...or "real" it is.

    The damn thing is real if it's in my hands and the aesthetic fits the theme and purpose of the guitar.

    But, I do not agree with the relicing just for the sake of it. For me it has to be thematic.
     
  9. rjtwangs

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    ad nauseam....


    RJ
     
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  10. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Maybe one day there will be one universally preferred guitar with no other options and everyone can be happy with that?
     
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  11. RodeoTex

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    Do we really have to have this conversation again @kbold ?
    Just don't buy one if you don't like them.
     
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    I don't really care one way or the other.

    I would like a guitar that wears eventually, unlike all the thick poly ones that are so prevalent, & all I can afford. That's all.
     
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    D7F35396-E47C-4C0A-B51C-85A5BD5F809E.jpeg I like apple fritters. That’s all I have to say.
     
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    I just bought new a pair of jeans that look worn. Not ripped to shreds, but not brand new either.

    I just like the worn-in look. Not sure why that preference can't be applied to guitars.
     
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    Nothing to see here, move on...
     
  16. Chunkocaster

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    Aren't you worried that someone might realise you didn't wear them in yourself over 40 years or stand next to you while wearing a pair of real vintage Faberge jeans?:)
     
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    That seems to be the prevalent argument amongst the “antis”: The claim that people buy relics because they want people to think that they actually put that wear & tear on them themselves.

    This is wrong. The appeal of relics comes from the fact that some of the most sought-after guitars are from the fifties and sixties. They’re the ones everybody drools over in the coffee table books, but they’re somewhat hard to come by and generally on the pricier side. For many people, the closest they’ll ever come to that ‘vibe’ is a relic.

    Another example of this is all of the reissue amps. The demand is there, so they exist.
     
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    Wrong!!!!

    Crullers.

    FFS. How can you be so wrong?
     
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    gridlock Friend of Leo's

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    I wound never buy a relic’d guitar.
     
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    I won't buy a new car until it has been put through the relic machine.
     
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