"Self Relicing" 64 AVRI's

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  1. teleblueman

    teleblueman Tele-Meister

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    I mean really?? It seems like I go to bed at night, wake up in the morning and there are more paint chips that flaked off during the night:(.
    I have seen other vintage tele's like this but they are 40 years old! Mine is less than a year.

    Wondering if anybody is doing touch up the the flaked off spots with bare wood underneath (and how you are doing it), or just leaving it be??
     
  2. rze99

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    Sounds like a selling point to me. Honestly.
    I guess if you bought new and wanted a pristine Tele, then a super thin nitro finish perhaps not the wisest choice.
    But I think they look great a bit worn.
     
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    Seems like people have that issue with that particular model. Question is whether it's a feature or a bug.
     
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    Not the first time I've read of this. Sorry to hear.
     
  5. soulman969

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    "Self-Relicing with no up-charge. Hmmmm, Fender might be on to something here. ;)
     
  6. pondcaster

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    Leaving it be and LOVIN' it... Thinking we need some pics for this "self-relic'd AV64 thread"...?

    Had mine almost two years and it's wearing in nicely. I hardly ever put it in case so... nor do I baby it. And it shows.

    Those tones just don't care.
     
  7. J200george

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    Yup I too have a few mystery dings on my cr avri 64 think its only going one way which is kind of a shame on such a beautifully finished guitar.

    Still love the sound to bits though and through my Princeton 68 it's astounding.
     
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    Always befuddled by these posts about the recent reissues. Mine's nearly 2 years old and nothing's wrong with it. It gets the same treatment (good and bad) as my CIJ strat that i bought about 20 years ago.

    As "thin " as the finish may be, there's nothing inherently brittle about it that should raise alarms
     
  10. mimmo

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    Your description could be applied to my PV52, I see what you mean.
    I let it be, simply: honestly I dig its battered look!
     
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    Interesting. Mine is coming up on 2 years old and it's still pristine. Do you gig yours?
     
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    To everyone talking about their guitars with or without chips, might I offer this old piece of wisdom: "a picture is worth a thousand words."

    Or rather "pics or it didn't happen. "

    How much wear is a lot? How much is barely anything? It's all subjective... Pictures however let everyone involved know exactly what you mean.
     
  13. pondcaster

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    As I mentioned, I take it with me twice a week to jams so it spends a bit of time in the backseat. And hardly ever in her case.

    Gouge in 2nd pic is courtesy of my twin bro. We always say, "He's hard on things." One of his Strats fell against it and that was actually the first scar. First cut is the deepest, indeed.

    Hard to tell but even the back of the neck is wearing in soooo nicely. Best guitar ever.

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    Wow!! That's some serious beating lol!
     
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    Ah! See, this is exactly why pictures are great- to me, the damage on @pondcaster 's guitar didn't seem all that terrible. just a few good dings.
     
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    You're right, it actually looks great - I mean people pay good cash for that, and his is legit. :)
     
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    I'm with the others, I think it looks great.
     
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    I would think that really sucks.

    I like beautiful guitars, in beautiful condition.
     
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    Don't sweat it man! Gives it more character and makes it yours
     
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    It sounds like the finish didn't bond to the wood, and not expansion and contraction of the wood is causing delamination.

    Not all damage is "relicing". A relic guitar looks used, not as though it has manufacturing defects. If it looks bad, I'd look into repairing it somehow.
     
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