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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Elliot, Sep 11, 2017.
$50k? Only if it has a spoiler [hehe]
Its a really smart move to buy one, you could forever say it was mint, especially with a refret.
Ha yeah, I mean, I had a relic tele that I had for sale that DID have one nitro finish crack that wasn't there when I bought it. It presented certain complications when trying to describe the cosmetic condition.. haha.
So...no, I'm sorry, I wasn't clear. In hindsight, there's actually two distinctions I was trying to make. The first was the art of the relic vs. natural wear; the second was the art of the relic vs. an amateur hack job.
The art of the relic is just that, an art -- I've heard they use anything from bead blasting to weed whackers to a bunch of other creative processes. The art comes in not doing too much damage in any one particular place -- no large gouges, no splinters, nothing broken and reglued. While I don't appreciate this, I just want to acknowledge that those interested should seek professional help (snicker), and not try to do it themselves...
...unless of course, doing it themselves means just playing the guitar and letting time pass, which is what I refer to as natural wear.
And no, it doesn't affect the sound at all, it's purely cosmetic. IMHO, YMMV, YOLO, TGIF, LOLlers...
Someone needs to buy me. I'm a relic.
If its going to relic'd, I rather have it a result of my playing it!
My opinions are so strong on this topic that I dare not state them in public so as not to offend anyone who intentionally marks up a new guitar, much less, pays more for it....
I don't spend $50Gs for a new car and then take the sandpaper and hammer to it. So I certainly wouldn't consider doing the same thing to a new guitar. But paying more for it.... that's where my thoughts become offensive to some. LOL
WTH???? Majority???? NFW...
Bro, I'm with ya and all but after the last two messages you kinda earned this one.
Anyone know if PRS "weathered" these or did Wildwood have someone else do them?
I dont care for it. I dont look for it. Yet i do have a couple that have great tone.
I know I started this thread. and I'm not super into relics but I do kind of like when there is a top finish "worn" off and a tobacco burst underneath. That gets my beans boiling a bit.
like this one:
The only "relic'd" guitar I'd love to have is an Andy Summers Signature Telecaster - otherwise I'm with the majority opinion, it's silly. No one has mentioned the elusive "mojo". Do they add mojo to the guitar when they relic it? How? (insert sarcasm emoticon here).
Glen Hansard's Takamine has honest wear...
He calls that guitar "The Horse," which sounds an awful lot like "Trigger," the name of another horse.
I feel kinda weird about that.
Everybody else may be too polite to ask, so I'll do it... Does that guitar actually still sound good? It looks like there's not enough of it left to still guitar!
They're doing the relic job for precisely that reason -- to put (ersatz) mojo into the guitar.
I won't tell you that your beans aren't boiling, but that particular treatment bakes my noodle -- I don't get it. How many of those ever actually occurred of natural causes? Sure, some substandard bursts probably got painted over back in the day so the factory didn't have to write off the body. But I'll wager a bottle of your favorite beverage that there are more of those "relics" on Willcutt's site right now than went out into the world and genuinely wore that way in the 20th century.
I have to admit that I've never heard of Glen Hansard until just now. But all this talk of beans and noodles has me hungry now.