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RELICed StRaT FINISHED

Post by tokaicharlie » Sat May 20, 2006 2:42 pm

If you lived here you would be home by now.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Sat May 20, 2006 7:40 pm

doesn`t look reliced. Looks like somebody used a sander on a guitar.

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Post by tokaicharlie » Sat May 20, 2006 7:58 pm

YEA SURE I TOOK A SANDER TO THE NECK DA
If you lived here you would be home by now.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Sat May 20, 2006 8:47 pm

better not post those at Harmony Central...they`ll eat you alive.
I`m not one of the relic haters...in fact, I`ve seen some nice ones, and own a couple of older guitars that have been naturally reliced. I like em, it`s just that theres more to it than sanding the finish off. The hardware needs the same treatment and no matter how hard I try to keep my guitars in great shape, they ALWAYS get dings... just part of playing guitars. So to me, the one pictured here doesn`t look finished...and anyways...how do we know when the process is " finished "? If you keep the guitar it will acquire more wear and battle scars so the relicing will continue. Still, I am not one to tell people what they should or shouldn`t do or buy. Folks play what they like and it`s no concern of mine.

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun May 21, 2006 6:49 am

YEA SURE I TOOK A SANDER TO THE NECK DA
Relax.....remember that any time you show off some of your work whether you are a painter, photographer, chef or guitar builder, you are open to the comments (good or bad) of the people you present it to.

If you're prepared for gushing accolades on your work, you should be prepared for the opposite or the indifferent. :wink:

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Post by sneakyjapan » Sun May 21, 2006 7:03 am

as a painter for 35 years...no truer word have ever been spoken.

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Post by cmguitar » Sun May 21, 2006 8:27 pm

If you like rellics that is fine but I am from the school of let time do things on there own I have never gotten into making a new guitar look old. But I know some people like that and I respect that . To me it is like buying a new bed room suit and the and it has been distressed. if I wanted antuque I would buy antuque. But in respect to you . You got that guitar looking old.
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Post by orvilleowner » Tue May 23, 2006 11:42 am

To my eyes, tokaicharlie's work looks about the same as this:

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Well ... except that tokaicharlie didn't relic the pickguard ...

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Post by joukov » Tue May 23, 2006 1:32 pm

Why keep white pickguard if you change PU covers and volume + tone buttons to parchment white?

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Post by orvilleowner » Tue May 23, 2006 1:49 pm

That reminds me ... I have a real "reliced" pickguard of mid-70s vintage ...

... at the end of March I bought a Highway 1 HSS stratocaster. It's got that big 70's headstock. I'm putting on "vintage" string guides (whenever they arrive). I could increase the vintage look by putting on my old 70's pickguard! :D Okay!

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Post by sneakyjapan » Tue May 23, 2006 7:36 pm

whats a bedroom suit?

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Post by marcusnieman » Tue May 23, 2006 7:59 pm

whats a bedroom suit?
Huh? :o

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Post by marcusnieman » Tue May 23, 2006 8:11 pm

I think that relic Orvilleowner posted is a Rory Gallagher custom shop model. Kind of over the top in my opinion - relics look better with accurate wear patterns on the body and neck.

If you remove the finish where there is no contact point that would cause such wear, it looks less than authentic. Next time you play a strat, see where your picking arm rests on the body - you'll first develop rubs there and eventually, the finish will thin out there - eventually to bare wood - which can take years. But you still need the random dings, dents, scrapes and nicks from natural causes - you can't just rub the finish off and expect it to look accurate. The best relic is made the old fashioned way - play the crap out of the dang thing and let the bumps and bruises happen on their own.

It cracks me up that people will pay gobs of money for a beat up guitar but freak out when they put a nick in their $600 Tokai Springy :lol: .

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Post by cmguitar » Tue May 23, 2006 8:16 pm

Bedroom furnture! Iam glad I am not the only opinionated Texan reading this forum. Larry Morgan Music in Garland Tx has a Gallager Strat costing $$$$$$$$$$$.
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Post by sneakyjapan » Wed May 24, 2006 5:46 am

ahhh....bedroom suite then? you know...I`d heard of a birthday suit but never a bedroom suit...same thing?

that Rory strat may look over the top but.....thats what his looked like.

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