#2
New. Most relic'ed guitars look bad to me...
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New looking
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#5
Relics are awesome, but only if they're legitimately beat up.
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#6
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Relics are awesome, but only if they're legitimately beat up.


This.
#7
I don't really care about the looks. But the Fender Roadworn series and CS Relics are fantastic guitars. I tried a reliced ESP Eclipse yesterday, it was great as well.
#9
Worn is good but only if it's been genuinely worn from heavy use over the years. Fake relicing never looks natural.
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#10
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Worn is good but only if it's been genuinely worn from heavy use over the years. Fake relicing never looks natural.



Yeah, agreed. Except the guy who makes revelator guitars. Those legit look vintage.
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#12
I love fender custom shop time machine and closet strats.

But proper ruined ones, with large dents and wear marks unless it is naturally is a bit poo poo.
#13
It depends on the kind of guitar. Some guitars look dumb new, like a Strat, but some look bad relic'd, like a Hellraiser.

LPs can do both, somehow.
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#15
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Relics are awesome, but only if they're legitimately beat up.

Indeed. Buying a guitar made to look beat-up is about the dumbest concept since tribal graphics.
#16
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This.


I enjoy breaking in a new guitar.
#17
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This.


I enjoy breaking in a new guitar.

lmao I read "I enjoy breaking a new guitar".
#19
I like legitimate relic, though Fender Road-Worn looks pretty cool (albeit overpriced)
#20
New. I keep my guitars in as good a condition as I can, and would rather buy a guitar with a nice finish than a relic guitar. That being said, it doesn't bother me too too much if my own guitar gets scratches and scuffs. It happens, nothing you can do about it.
#21
I like self-relicing. older looking new guitars are my fancy for buying when it comes to looks. such as faded/natural finishes and sunbursts.
#22
not sure..what if you have to decide between a relic'ed guitar and one with poly finish? Let's assume both play and sound great..

Personally, i have yet to try a relic..but if they play and sound as good as the others, i wouldn't dismiss it because "it feels fake"..if the job is good enough, i'd buy it.
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#23
the only reliced guitar I saw that I ever like (that was done on purpose in a shop) was Fenders Joe Strummer sig. Other than that I like my new guitars to be new looking (until they get beat up by me).
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#24
Legit relic. I like especially if I am the one to put every little scratch and dent in it. I buy them looking like new and then over time I let the crap get beaten out of them. And when the crap is gone it is just beauty.
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#25
just depends, on strat shaped guitars like most Ibanez i like the relic look.....but on new age guitars like BC Rich, Dean and Schecter i like the new look on them.
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