#2
It's expensive because of the guitar's specs, the relic is a cosmetic prosedure to make the guitar look as if you actually played it since '56.
Sonically, it won't affect your tone. But it was made the way they were made in the 50s, so that's the sounds you can expect, more or less
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#3
You don't need an expensive guitar


You need a good guitar, which would be expensive. But clearly not as outrageous what you posted.
#4
well it's probably not only expensive because it's a relic. that's a custom shop model as far as i'm aware.

but yeah the relicing will bump the price up a bit.
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It's expensive because of the guitar's specs, the relic is a cosmetic prosedure to make the guitar look as if you actually played it since '56.
Sonically, it won't affect your tone. But it was made the way they were made in the 50s, so that's the sounds you can expect, more or less


Is relic a procedure that could be understood as "aging" the guitar?


I don't want to do it, and i'm not obsessed. But would Fender or some place do relics? How much would one cost?
#6
plus it's a NAMM guitar and those tend to get a bit of attention in the build process.

so it's a master built guitar.
#7
They don't make the guitar older, if that's what you're asking. As far as I know they make it look older and that's all.

I don't think Fender will do custom shops for you if you're not a very well known guitarist or have an unbelievable amount of money.
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well it's probably not only expensive because it's a relic. that's a custom shop model as far as i'm aware.

but yeah the relicing will bump the price up a bit.


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Is relic a procedure that could be understood as "aging" the guitar?


I don't want to do it, and i'm not obsessed. But would Fender or some place do relics? How much would one cost?


fender won't just take any guitar and do that. there are guitar builders that will however as mentioned it would be very expensive to have it done right.

waste of money in my book. you want a guitar that looks like it's seen a lot of action well buy a guitar and use it regularly in a bar band for a few years and lw and behold you will have a reliced guitar. more importantly you will have the war stories to go with every scratch and ding. SRV's main axe or Rory Gallagher's guitars are beat to shit but have so much history behind them. this is what makes them cool not because some tech artificially beat them up
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#13
Fender Custom Shop: the guys who charge you to make your guitar look old.
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Fender's Custom Shop is pretty reasonable as far as major companies go. For a Custom Strat you'd be talking £2k-ish, pretty reasonable when you consider a bare bones ESP will normally be about double that
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waste of money in my book. you want a guitar that looks like it's seen a lot of action well buy a guitar and use it regularly in a bar band for a few years and lw and behold you will have a reliced guitar. more importantly you will have the war stories to go with every scratch and ding. SRV's main axe or Rory Gallagher's guitars are beat to shit but have so much history behind them. this is what makes them cool not because some tech artificially beat them up



Agree.
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UG has so much relic hate.

WhErEz tEh ab4l0n3???

Well, since abalone does not contribute to a guitar's feel or tone at all, relics make a bit more sense to me (although the relicing having an effect on the tone is highly debatable).
But hey, I'm more of a traditionalist when it comes to a guitar's aesthetics anyway.
Relics just feel so nicely worn-in and I like how they look too.

One day I'm going to buy a nice Custom Shop heavy relic HSS Strat.