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The why's and how's of relicing a fretboard

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by SixShooter, Jul 4, 2011.

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  1. Shepherd

    Shepherd Friend of Leo's

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    I've never seen a reliced fretboard that had me thinking it was the real thing. It's something thats just so hard to get right.
     
  2. Colt W. Knight

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    I guess guys like Eric Clapton and Eddie Van Halen are just wanna bees because they play reliced guitars.

    Here is my buddy Richard Young playing a reliced guitar.

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    Damn, I wish I was a wanna bee!
     
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    Ive been leaning towards the more smudgy looking relics because I am never happy with my individual finger mark relics.
     
  4. Nick JD

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    (I wish I could say I was joking!)

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  5. guitarbuilder

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    That is too funny......
     
  6. Nick JD

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    Half a bottle of Vodka, maybe a couple of barbituates or whatever that Dr. House is on, and those gloves ... and the next morning you'll wake up with a fully relicked guitar, and wicked hangover, and think someone else did it.

    If you can find a coconut palm to climb, and fall off while playing; and someone to hit, like their head is a curveball, I suspect it'll look almost identical to Keith Richard's Tele.
     
  7. melomanarock

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    .. and a bunch of scratches on some intimate body parts..
     
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    Why do you care so much ?!?! So, waiting for your guitar to age makes you a better musician ?!?! That's just dumb. Very dumb
     
  9. Sandcaster

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    Buncha doggone amatuers!!

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. parsaver

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    I would love to see a relic tutorial!

    *edited for the progressive movement towards world peace.
     
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  11. Nick JD

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    Thanks for making me picture that! :twisted::D
     
  12. Big L

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    My new favorite guitar is a Nash '52 medium relic. By far the best guitar I have ever played. No other thick poly coated neck comes close. For me, it's the standard by which all other teles are judged.
     
  13. PeterUK

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    Parsaver, I totally agree with your post and share the same views about guitar2005 but this is what starts the flaming and why every relic post gets closed down.

    The OP has a valid topic of discussion point and fortunately it's attracted much positive discussion, so we must try and avoid being baited by the trollers and the naysayers.

    I've been contributing to the TDPRI since 1999 and it's always been the same, and I guess it always will be.

    As long as we can keep this thread open and full of positive information, that post stands out like a festering sore and speaks volumes about his contribution without further comment.

    :) Peter
     
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    I am reading this thread because i want to learn more about relicing. I have to admit, it has taken me a while to warm to the idea but i like it in moderation now and will one day give it a crack....

    But I don't get why these threads get closed down from flaming, why cant the mods just remove the antagonisng threads and warn the instigators, those first two should be ashamed of themselves.

    Anyway, I look forward to more tips......
     
  15. oramac7891

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    Gotta love the people that go into a thread just to crap on the subject . Way to be supportive. If you don't like it, don't do it. Also , don't trash someone elses thread. Comments like that cause people to go elsewhere.

    I would love to hear a step by step process from someone that has done it....and no, I dont own a reliced guitar, I'm just interested in different approaches ghat people use
     
  16. Sandcaster

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    Absolutely right!!

    Interesting concept (relicing, that is)--fascinating process.

    Would I do that to one of my guitars? As of today, no. As for tomorrow, who can say?

    Would I like to know more about the various techniques involved? Absolutely!! As I said--fascinating process. I'm devouring every scrap of information I can find on the subject, if for no other reason than the sheer joy of learning.
     
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    +1 well said.
    Funny thing... the OP is long gone but the bad vibe symptoms always seem to draw the same participants.
     
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  18. es125tcd

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    relicing a neck - just strip it , then tru oil it and play !!! did a 59 toploader esquire clone, with a mighty mite 2914 birdseye maple neck- just used ctristrip ,to remove the thin, cheesy poly finish ( came off very easily !!!) then used the citristrip wash, wiskered it ( go to reranch, follow HoundDog's tutorial on Tru - oiling necks ...) and put about 7 or 8 THIN coats of tru oil .Then , just play the **** out of it, tru oil will start to "relic" after you get her good and broke in !!! I bend A LOT of strings, and the fretboard finish is starting to wear very nicely , after about 8 months of playing a few times a week - You'll end up with REALISTIC ageing, or "Relicing" on your neck , not some over the top , "step back from the belt sander" Relicing.
     
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    Wow! Sounds cool.

    Would love to see some pictures.

    :) Peter
     
  20. ADinNYC

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    This has my vote.

    I bet they'd be willing to share some techniques.
     
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