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Have relics lost their appeal

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by mannish, May 24, 2011.

  1. mannish

    mannish Member

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    Has the relic 'craze' slowed down or is it still going as strong as ever

    Especially in regards to the 'boutique' makers - I wonder if they get more or less requests for a relic than a year or more ago.
     
  2. tapeworm

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    Seems to be the same to me if not slightly more popular. So far as the S and T style builds seems like 80% or more of them I see are at least lightly reliced.
     
  3. Tubevalvemaniac

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    Never understood this point.
     
  4. Tidewater Custom Shop

    Tidewater Custom Shop Performance Enhancing Guitarworks Supporting Member

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    I think the poorly thought out extreme DIYers are fading. Tastefully aged of various levels by pros seem to flourish still.

    All things being equal (tone, playability, etc), I'd choose a nicely aged guitar over a new-looking guitar any day.
     
  5. mannish

    mannish Member

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    I think that sounds right.

     
  6. XKnight

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    Strong as ever...

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  7. straycat113

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    The Fender CS is still going full steam ahead, so obviously they are still very much in demand.
     
  8. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Ted has problems.
     
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    I hope I statrted something over @ PRS....:idea:banana:banana



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  10. Nada

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    i think the whole "movement" has mellowed, but that's a good thing IMO. relic'ing isn't religion; it's yet another finish option to appeal to buyers. i personally really like a tasteful relic'd look and feel.
     
  11. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    I think that's the first PRS i've ever seen that's had a dent in it. Interesante!
     
  12. Sawarow

    Sawarow Gold Supporting Member

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    Or at least he had a problem.
     
  13. XKnight

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    I would say that's an accurate statement. :rotflmao
     
  14. straycat113

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    XKnight I am not a fan of relics and for those who like that finish,well we all have different tastes, but that one looks like it was set on fire and was hit with buck shot. I think that is the most extreme relic I have ever seen-so how does it play.
     
  15. XKnight

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    I have no idea. I wouldn't let that thing set foot in my house.:barf Just wanted to show an example of a relic that's going strong...
     
  16. lumco

    lumco Most of the roads I travel are muddy Gold Supporting Member

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    Relics are good, I have 2 on order. 1 from RS Guitarworks and 1 from Bill Crook, interesting take on relics in new Premier Guitar magazine.
     
  17. Tom60

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    yeah - regular relic bashing thread .. ´t was about time :rotflmao
     
  18. Schmidt

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    Relic... poor mans vintage guitar. Get the real stuff - but don't forget that the vintage guitars you hear on many records from the heydays were brand new when they were recorded... :eek:
     
  19. mannish

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    I was hoping it would not go that way.

     
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    I like Ted, originally design , looks more a player than a showpiece.
     

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