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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. appar111

    appar111 Friend of Leo's

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    I know! I say, to the OP, relic the crap outta that neck, to heck w/ the naysayers, and if they don't like it, crack 'em in the head with it!
     
  2. Vizcaster

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    The video that chronicles the Blackie tribute shows a custom shop (master) builder using a dremel wheel with what appears to be a buff charged with some abrasive compound. So maybe some use a dremel with a buff and some use an electric eraser. Come to think of it I've got a little detail sander somewhere that's a little smaller than a pencil eraser, made for smoothing out chips in car paint, that might work (Wait, what am I saying, I'm one of those guys who hates relics. I think.)

    The guy doing the Clapton tribute guitar was working off of a set of detailed photographs of Eric's guitar. I can't imagine what people would pay if Fender would publish those photos of EC's Blackie and SRV's #1 into a booklet or album. They also did tributes of a Hendrix guitar and plenty of other guitar heros with the same process.
     
  3. vtcyclist

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    On the other hand.....if I owned a guitar that looks like some of these relics, i'd touch up the finish so it looks newer. I do own a 40 year old acoustic and I do buff out scratches and dings in an attempt to make it look like the owner (me) is proud of and takes care of his/her instrument. Because I am. I don't mind a patina of age, but I do not like the look of abuse. Whether intentional or not.
     
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    If this doesn't interest you then just move on, your opinion does nothing to help and really does not matter.
     
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    My '77 jazz bass is fairly trashed so I must be a poser since I've only had it for 10 years.
     
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