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I understand a custom shop trying to duplicate an exact, famous guitar for an exotic collector but all other relic-ing is fake mojo.  It's like buying a hardcore trail motorbike, covering it in mud and bashing the tank with a hammer to make it look like you've ridden it hard and are bad-***.  Fake mojo.  

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9 hours ago, SteveFord said:

I try to not beat them up in the first place.

They're not cheap so I try to keep them in good condition.  It would be like need some road rash on that Conti "silencer"...

Apparently you don't want to be one of the cool kids.

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so.. what do I think ? 

Getting there naturally, from years of use,  that is nothing to "fret" over (see what I did there??) 

To get that way artificially,  don't really find the allure.  But, it's horses for courses, if someone wants to drop some cash on a Relic'd axe, who am I to judge?

 

 

 

 

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I never got the whole relicing thing in the first place.  To me it's just silly to take a perfectly good new guitar and scratch it up etc.  - it doesn't make it sound any better.  Never made any sense to me especially since they charge more for them.    

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I thought it was really dumb.  I tried a very early relic'd Telecaster.  It played like a dream, but was not at all a 5 thousand dollar guitar for me.

Imagine if they sold cars, or houses maybe, like guitars?  Guitars are the only thing you charge expensive brand new prices PLUS a premium for making them beat up.  Weird.

rct

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2 hours ago, rct said:

I thought it was really dumb.  I tried a very early relic'd Telecaster.  It played like a dream, but was not at all a 5 thousand dollar guitar for me.

Imagine if they sold cars, or houses maybe, like guitars?  Guitars are the only thing you charge expensive brand new prices PLUS a premium for making them beat up.  Weird.

rct

Car guys do Rat Rods. Not sure if they cost

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3 minutes ago, Pinch said:

Each to their own. Me, I don't get relic'ing at all. But then, there's lots of stuff I don't get. 

Actually, mainly sushi. But that counts. 

I could say some thing that I don't get, but it would certainly be a lifetime ban.

Sushi is good. I lived in Japan for 2 years.

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On 2/19/2021 at 5:35 PM, Sgt. Pepper said:

more. 

Can't edit anymore. Lame.

click on the three dots on the right edge of the thread you posted..(opposite from your name)  that will bring you to edit functions

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