Relic Strat

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by pwilson, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. pwilson

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    Hi Pete, not bad, I like the fact it is nice and controlled, minor wear.
    I think the relicing though looks too clean? maybe use some sand paper to scuff it a bit more so the edges don't look so smooth?
     
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    It looks sort of artistically done rather than natural wear. Nice flowing lines. It looks cool, but not like real wear. Beat it with a chain ;) It would be hard for a guitar to have that much wear and not have a lot of dings, too LOL

    Seriously, I admire you for having the guts to do this. I think a strat is a cool looking guitars all worn and beat, but I can't bring myself to do it to mine. So instead, I just don't worry about them getting dings and such, and hopefully they'll relic them selves.
     
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    Wow, I dont know if I could do that to my guitar! Did you do anything to the top or back like dings or anything, because from the picture it dosnt look like it.
     
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    Did anyone notice how many undercoats there are under the yellow?

    As far as i can see from the pics, i think it must have started life as a 3-tone sunburst, then something like a seafoam green or similar and then the yellow...

    ...which means, at least 5 coats of different paint, plus the sealers, stains and possible clears...

    ...i would "relic" it a bit harder (...100%) and then refin with one thin coat of yellow... :D

    nice job btw.

    And i would agree with the above posters that it looks more artistic than a convincing relic.
     
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    Sorry for the very slow replies

    From the top it goes Yellow, Metail Blue, Red, clear, wood. I don't think it started as a sunburst from the little I've exposed, but I will be happy to let you know when I next take paint off of it.

    I couldn't bring myself to do all the nicks, etc. When I next go at it I will...
     

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