What happens if you scratch your relic?

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  1. Frodebro

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    Poly don't relic. It'll chip and get scratches in it, but you'll wear the skin off of your arm before you wear down a poly finish. My PRS has battle scars from almost a decade of steady bar gigs, but the finish hasn't worn off of it.
     
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    "What happens if you scratch your relic"?


    One thought that crosses my mind is how would you know?
     
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    I bought a relic and then had it professionally patched up, retouched and buffed out. It looks great now but it's only worth half of what I paid for it.
     
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    Best answer right there.
     
  6. jguitarman

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    The dude's wearing cargo shorts. Look closely.

    If a music store scratched a relic'd guitar wouldn't they have to sell it at a discount as a "scratch and dent" item?:confused::)
     
  7. A.B.Negative

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    If the guitar is a replica of an existing guitar, any further relication makes it less like the original and therefore may reduce the value from a buyers point of view.

    I once saw a feature in Guitar and Bass Magazine (they have a "Private Collection" section where someone gets to show off their guitars) that showed a Rory Gallagher Strat which had been cleaned to within an inch of its life. The carefully ingrained grime that had been fastidiously applied by the Fender Custom Shop luthiers had been scrubbed off and the guitar looked awful.

    I have a relic Strat copy, it's one of the nicest guitars I've ever played. I've added some real-life battle scars of my own and don't feel upset at all. If I had inflicted the same damage on my Gretsch, I'd be distraught.
     
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    What happens if you scratch your relic?...............it feels better, for awhile;)
     
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    Confession time- I went out to buy a Road worn Tele...all buttscotch and blemish. Played it and loved it but hesitated....went back to Long and McQuade and she was gone. Started playing a 2007 Highway one Texas Tele....fell in love with the neck/frets and nitro finish. This is the part where my buddy had a great guffaw at me.....i then ask the salesman if he would reduce the price because there was a tiny blemish in the otherwise perfect finish. He did drop the price and i scooped it up right there and then. My friend loved my nerve/gall/weirdness that could allow me to happily purchase a Roadworn but pitch a fit at a storeworn guitar. I dont mind that I am a walking contradiction....partly fact and partly fiction.....
     
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    Actually, the CS Relic comes with a "Touch Up Tool", which is a sharp-edged, dull-sided piece of metal, that can be used to gouge, dig, or chip the finish- in case the guitar begins to look too-well cared for.

    ~syf
     
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    FCS Touch Up Tool :D

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    If you scratch your relic, isn't that redundant?
     
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    ...clinching...clinching....:lol:
     
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    You put a dent on your scratched up dented guitar? The horror! :eek:
     
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    Would Keith look better with some shiny new Chuck Taylors instead of broken in?

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Since a relic finish is based on the REMOVAL of paint, a scratch or ding might make it a refin.

    Adding scratches would at least be the equivalent of overspray.

    Maybe new CS relics should come with a bottle of touch up paint- uh- scratch up- no,
    wait- maybe a short piece of CS relic'ing chain to blend the new ding with the CS dings.

    A thick coat of poly would protect the delicate thin nitro, but then the guitar would sound all stuffy 'n' cheap.

    Truth be told, brand new shiny painted guitars make me nervous.
    If someone gave me a nice CS relic and didn't tell me how much it cost, I'd probably play it all the time since I didn't have to be careful with it.
     
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    Are you kidding?
     
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