relic guitar builders

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  1. PLAYLOUD

    PLAYLOUD Member

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    can you give me a list of some of the relic builders? If you have websites that would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    I have seen a couple, they were so light, it was amazing!
     
  4. Mullet Kingdom

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    Cool! Thanks for posting that, Andersonguy.

    I'm what you might call ambivalent where relics are concerned. Not sure if I'd want to plunk down the cash for one, but I like to look at them. :YinYang

    Getting back on topic, here's a few places that offer relic finishes:

    http://www.relicguitars.com/index.htm and http://www.nakedbodyguitars.com/
     
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    Hey MK,
    I was the same as you. Really was not sure about them. The weird thing is my Senn just feels so right.. He does non-relic as well.

    We were talking about exactly that and he told me:

    I can give a guy two guitars to play, one relic and one new. Nearly every player plays better on the relic, more relaxed and comfortable as if the guitar is a natural extension of the player.

    (not an exact quote but you get the idea)

    Now mine just feels.. well.. like mine.

    [​IMG]

    .02
     
  6. Mullet Kingdom

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    Sweet guitar!

    I haven't had to go the relic route just yet because I lucked out and scored a guitar that someone else spent ten years breaking in before I got ahold of it. I've had it for going on six. The finish is rubbed off the back of the neck (not sanded but handed ;) ) and it just feels right. :D

    Dig it.

    [​IMG]

    here's a few more pics.

    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g227/greg-78704/100_0577.jpg
    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g227/greg-78704/100_0571.jpg
    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g227/greg-78704/100_0568.jpg
    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g227/greg-78704/100_0564.jpg
     
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    Check out K-Line guitars out of St. Louis. Chris does a great job, and the price can't be beat http://k-lineguitars.com/
     
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    Do a search for
    Vinetto
    GVCG
    Haas
    MJ
     
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    I bought a K-Line Tele last week and it is a monster. Definitely check him out. :AOK
     
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    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Don't forget Haar Guitars in the Netherlands, and Real Guitars In Germany. Shweeeet guitars.
     
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    Yes, Haar makes great guitars! Here's my two:


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    [​IMG]Here's one of my favorites.
     
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    Just for you Dave..:dude :dude

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    GH:)
     
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    This sounds to me more like it's psycological rather than anything the
    relicing does to the instrument. People are just less uptight about
    letting go on an instrument they're not afraid to scratch.

    Personally, I'd rather look at something that is naturally relic'd because
    someone played the s**t out of it rather than one new in the case that
    had that done by the luthier, but that's just me.

    The only person that has to be happy is the person playing the axe.
    Everyone should play exactly what gets them stoked to play!

    --Tom
     

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