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Post by bunbury » Wed May 24, 2006 6:08 am

sneakyjapan wrote:whats a bedroom suit?
Pyjamas. What you wear in your bedroom suite if your wife no longer likes the cut of your your birthday suit.

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Post by orvilleowner » Wed May 24, 2006 9:23 am

marcusnieman wrote:If you remove the finish where there is no contact point that would cause such wear, it looks less than authentic. ... 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: .
That about sums up my position on Artificially Created Relics.

Yes, that is the Rory Gallagher model. I think it looks like a photo of what Rory's guitar currently looks like. Personally, I think they should have made the tribute model as that guitar appeared on the "Against the Grain" album cover. We don't remember Rory as he looked at the end of his life, we remember the vibrant exciting Rory of the early-to-mid-70's. So why shouldn't we remember his guitar as it was back then? Not this "dark" dead guitar.

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Post by togps » Wed May 24, 2006 11:06 am

orvilleowner wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:If you remove the finish where there is no contact point that would cause such wear, it looks less than authentic. ... 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: .
That about sums up my position on Artificially Created Relics.
I second that too

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Post by joukov » Wed May 24, 2006 12:32 pm

If you are going to do it, do it right! ; )
http://www.leviatech.fi/monsteramps/fi/vcg.html

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Post by orvilleowner » Wed May 24, 2006 1:57 pm

joukov wrote:If you are going to do it, do it right! ; )
http://www.leviatech.fi/monsteramps/fi/vcg.html
Nice Finnish site!

Still, I'd rather see Rory's guitar as it looked on the "Live in Europe" album cover. There's a little bit more paint on it! :lol:

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Post by tokaicharlie » Wed May 24, 2006 3:25 pm

That's what Rorys' looked like when I held it.
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Post by joukov » Wed May 24, 2006 3:36 pm

If I remember right, to get that SRV relic look to your guitar, the cost was 1250? and if you just wanted to buy one the cost was 2950?. Both ways you get nice leather lightning strap and guitar case painted. Check out the El Mocambo amp with SRV mods.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Wed May 24, 2006 7:19 pm

dark dead guitar?... the relicing process continues through use... so, thats why I asked how do we know when the relicing is finished? Maybe it ends when the player dies or the owner stops playing it.
I`m pretty sure the guitar didn`t look like that when Rory bought it either... so does that mean his is over reliced?
If I based my guitar purchases on what other people think, I`d be playing the saxophone. Play whatever you like...no business of mine.
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Post by cmguitar » Wed May 24, 2006 8:13 pm

Yea it does look like a Rory Strat at a lot less $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
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Post by Deadman » Sat May 27, 2006 2:49 am

I take it the lacquer is two-pack and not cellulose Charlie?

It's right what sneaky says. You can't achieve the look with just a sander. All is not lost though, you simply need to give it some abuse by adding some well place scratches and nicks, especially in the bare wooded areas of the body.

The neck looks good.

I'm doing a strat project too and you'll be more than welcome to have your say when I put the pics up. All the best bud.

btw Sneaky. I'm a painter too (spent 18 years on aircraft) what do you specialise in?

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Post by sneakyjapan » Sat May 27, 2006 5:06 am

was a studio art major so I`m more into the fine arts as they`re called...watercolor, oils, pencil, ink after so many years I`ve just about touched on every medium.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Sat May 27, 2006 5:11 am

as for dulling a finish on a guitar I`ve used Scotch Guard pads...requires more elbow grease than sandpaper but not as abrasive, works really well on removing the stickyness from necks.

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Post by tokaicharlie » Sat May 27, 2006 6:45 am

I dont know what the finish is but it's about an 1/8 in thick. The guitar was cheep enough to try.
Any sugestions on how to age the hardware and pickguard would be helpfulImage
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Post by Clay » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:53 am

I have a few luthier friends that dabble in relics and in lieu of sanding and scratching the body they remove all hardware and put the body in the freezer for about a day once the body is removed from the cold they run outside with it on a hot and humid day and the finish will check similar to the way a vintage nitro finish does with age.

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