Can I Rant for a Second? (Relic Content)

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  1. AlligatorMtn

    AlligatorMtn Member

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    As a owner of a relic guitar myself I can't say much however I have a problem with very bad relics, those that don't look natural and in my honest opinion, take away from the feel and vibe and concept of the guitar...

    I won't name the dealer or the builder because they're both well respected and do a fine job, however this guitar looks HORRIBLE.

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  2. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder Gold Supporting Member

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    That's the way that art goes...
    ......some are Picasso's.
     
  3. JDJ

    JDJ Supporting Member

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    You don't have to name names... just right click the photo and then on "Properties". Does look pretty bad.
     
  4. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, that is definitely more horrible than most of them.
     
  5. Sunstone Recordings

    Sunstone Recordings Supporting Member

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    thats fugly, and I love relics
     
  6. AlligatorMtn

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    I just didn't want it coming from my post :)
     
  7. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I wonder if in 50 years there will be relics trying to recapture the vibe of bad relics from the present.

    Bryan
     
  8. brad347

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    :messedup
     
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    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    Wow, that is a horrible relic job. Funny thing is, someone will buy it and think its the best relic job ever.
     
  10. Tone_Terrific

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    crossing the fine line between relic and wreck
    clever and stupid
    we all make mistakes
     
  11. Drew816

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    Ahhh, no comment. I will say I really like my K-Line Tele though... :munch
     
  12. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    tis my opinion, but i dont ever recall seeing a guitar that this builder has done that actually looks good.

    IMO, they always look contrived.

    again, just my opinion, which doesnt matter at all.
     
  13. SGNick

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    In 10-20 years, you guys will be looking back at the whole relic fad the way people look back at the huge 80's hair, leg warmers and sweat bands.
     
  14. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder Gold Supporting Member

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    Well, maybe not quite that way.
    I'll recall the Relics with fondness.
     
  15. Shiny McShine

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    It's a genuine one... that's the guitar Jimi Hendrix lit up at Monterey.
     
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    well if you're not gonna name the builder you might want to take his name out of the filename of that photo you posted:messedup:messedup:moon
     
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    I don't think so. Here's a reason why:

    The first road dings and dents that landed on any of my brand new, pristine finished guitars hurt me more than they did the guitar or its value.

    If you take your guitars out of the case, they're going to get dinged even if you're really careful. If you take your guitars to gigs, it's just a matter of when and how soon it happens.

    Ironically, I haven't felt that way about my relics. I'm very careful not to compromise the physical performance of the guitars, but finish-wise, what's a couple more dings going to hurt?

    dave
     
  18. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't think so. ;)
     
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    It matters to you and it's a shared opinion.
     
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    Neither did the folks of the 80's buying all the shredder guitars...
     

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