View Full Version : Reliced?? or just not mint
11-01-2007, 08:29 PM
I was wondering could you get any condition Fender body and sell it under "Reliced" and charge extra $$$ for a "reliced" body that is actually just a body that no one took care of?
If so Ill get a load of strat bodies and drag them behind my truck and get extra cash for relicing services.
11-01-2007, 08:41 PM
You see, it's very simple. we live in a fake world. Our cars are imported from places other than the US (therefore, not REAL cars), our women have fake breasts, our jokes have fake smiles, and our friends have fake interest in you.
The fact that a body actually went through a lifetime of use is unappealing to the modern guitarist, as it is not fake you see. it is real. and we don't like that.
Regardless of what happenned or how a body got into a condition, selling it as something it is not, and misrepresenting it, can qualify someone for biggest douche in the universe.
11-01-2007, 08:43 PM
As much as I like relics there is something to be said for that.
Then again, maybe what we are paying for is to have our guitar relic'd as if it had actually been played for years as opposed to just drug behind a truck.
11-01-2007, 09:05 PM
Yea I can see if they are coming out of a Fender Shop like that, but if a seller has a strat that was once new with no big scratches and missing paint, then says well this guitar is a "relic" so pay the $ as if it were new or special.
11-01-2007, 11:08 PM
Something that has survived the passage of time, especially an object or custom whose original culture has disappeared: “Corporal punishment was a relic of barbarism” (Cyril Connolly).
Something cherished for its age or historic interest.
An object kept for its association with the past; a memento.
An object of religious veneration, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of a saint.
or relics A corpse; remains.Sounds like any guitar could be considered a relic to me. Call it whatever you want IMO. It should be just like a mod to a pedal. Don't tell people it was relic'ed by Fender. Don't misstate it like that and go for it.
11-02-2007, 03:39 AM
Okay, I'm gonna tell on myself. For some time I've seen that word 'reliced' floating around here and there. And, because I read and talk phonetically, I was reading the word as 're - lice - ed' which would mean to put lice back on something (lol)! I kept thinking; "Why would anyone want to put lice back on their guitar and why were the little critters there to start with"
Now I get it and, no I'm not blonde!
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