POLL: What do you think about my 'Vintage Replica' Relics? OPERATIONSTRAT

Discussion in 'Builder's & Retailer's Forum' started by MiK3 STRAT MAN, Oct 26, 2008.

So what do you think?

  1. Yeah, I like them!

  2. No way!

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  1. MiK3 STRAT MAN

    MiK3 STRAT MAN Member

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    Hi there

    Im doing a bit of a survey, just to hear peoples views about my recently released 'Vintage Replica' guitars. There are a few pics below of my work, and more pics and details are availible at my site (site can be found on my profile) Also I would like to know would you think seriously about buying one.

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    Let me know what you think and be honest :)

    Thanks :)
    Mike- operationstrat
     
  2. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    I like them. I think they compare with your fellow Brit-Bravewood Guitars. You may want to move this to the Emporium though. Do you have more pics? How about Teles or Esquires?
     
  3. JMintzer

    JMintzer Burned Out Mod

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    Moved to the proper section.


    Jamie
     
  4. MiK3 STRAT MAN

    MiK3 STRAT MAN Member

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    (Thanks Jamie)

    Hi todd

    Thanks! Sorry no pics of Teles or Esquires, I only work with strats as they are my favourite guitars! Obviously if I did this full time I would offer other guitars Like teles and basses, but as I only do this in my spare time, I only do strat and parts for them etc.

    More pics on my site www.operationstrat.co.uk go to example of my work.

    Mike
     
  5. todd richman

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    I really like the blonde with anodized guard. It does remind me of the old '59 P-Bass. Great look.
     
  6. dr.morton

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    While they certainly look great and authentic, I belong to the group of people who is fed up with all the Fender + Gibson clones and all this relic stuff.
    I would love such a guitar if it looked that way because I am responsible of it's state. If it's worn out because of my constant playing and all the touring. Or if it was given to me by someone who used it through all his life, someone I'm respecting very much.
    Everything else is faking IMO.
    It is like having a night with a lady who goes up like a rocket. If I knew somehow that she is only faking it, it would kill all the fun for me regardless of how good her act job would be.
     
  7. MiK3 STRAT MAN

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    Actually the 59 P bass is what inspired me to do a strat like it!

    Mike
     
  8. MiK3 STRAT MAN

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    Fair enough, not everyones cup of tea. Its definatly a 'either love it or hate it' thing with relics!
     
  9. todd richman

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    Can you build for a U.S. customer? I am guessing you can since you posted at TGP. P.M. with a price for one of the blonde/anaodized Strats, please.
     
  10. MiK3 STRAT MAN

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    PM sent Todd.

    Regards, Mike
     
  11. Oasis.Guitar

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    You ask for honest so I have to say I'm with this guy...although I love relics...I find that ultimately, I would rather own a fender than something else trying to be a fender. It's a mind trick I know....but why buy a copy when I can buy the real deal.
     
  12. MiK3 STRAT MAN

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    well since working with hand built guitars, Ive never really seen any reason into going back to production made guitars be it Fender or anything else.

    I think that handbuilt guitars mean alot more, and play better when you are able to have your own chosen spec, also Im able to spend more time on setting up the instrument than factory made guitars are, and that goes for all of the building stages as well.

    I suppose my type of guitars are more of a 'want' than a 'need' for some players :) Thanks for your comment

    Mike
     
  13. Structo

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    They look great to me.

    I used to be in the "I hate relics" camp but I eventually bowed to the craze and built one myself.
    It has become my favorite strat now.

    The reason relics appeared is because the vintage guitars are out of reach for the average player.
    This even includes Fender own Custom Shop relics that cost $4K or so.

    And if you buy a new one finished in poly it is going to look pretty much brand new in 25 years.
    So yeah, it is one of those hate'em or love'em type things.

    I am against a lot of what I see on eBay, what I call the belt sander relics.

    If it doesn't look authentic then it isn't a relic.
     
  14. Mickey_C

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    DAMN NICE! They look great to me - you've defintely got this down.
     
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    Thanks!

    Mike
     
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    Very nice work man - I dig it

    CL
     
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    I like the Olympic White one with the greenish pickguard and the pink one as well. Can you PM me a pricelist/quote?

    Thanks,
    Kaika
     

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