randywolf244
resident arrogant
Join date: Feb 2013
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#1
i know this a big debate among guitar players but im building a guitar that i want to match one that was stolen a few years ago, it was basically built of random various parts i found at gramp's shop after he bought a fender 95 strat mim body and neck.

what i need is:
a 6 hole trem
1 ply pickguard
5 nickel tuning pegs
1 gold tuning peg
les paul jack plate
1 fender tone knob
1 gibson tone knob
2 white pup covers
1 black pup cover
neck plate

anyone know where to find these on the net?
Kyleisthename
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#2
Do you already have the parts and are replacing them?

There are guidelines all around the internet on how to relic parts.
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jetwash69
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#4
Quote by randywolf244
...one that was stolen a few years ago...


That SUCKS!!! Great argument for capital punishment.

Anyway, if you can't find these parts relic'd you can probably buy affordable copies of them new from Allparts.
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randywolf244
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Join date: Feb 2013
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#5
Quote by jetwash69
That SUCKS!!! Great argument for capital punishment.

Anyway, if you can't find these parts relic'd you can probably buy affordable copies of them new from Allparts.


yeah i know it had alot of sentimental value as well being as my DECEASED GRANDFATHER gave it to me and taught me how to put one together on it.

though tbh price really isnt an object. i've got about 1500 to from tax returns to spend on it. once i find the right guitar on craigslist
MrFlibble
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Join date: Apr 2008
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#6
Don't buy pre-relic parts. They never look convincing, not least of all because there's no continuity between them.

The best way to get a convincing relic look is to assemble the guitar as a perfectly-working, good condition guitar, then trash it. Use a thin wash of black tea for stains, or a quick spray of lightly tinted nitro. Plastic parts can be aged by leaving them exposed to UV light. Finishes can be made to check by subjecting the body to drastic changes in temperature. Hardware can be made to rust and tarnish in a way which won't damage the playability by simply scouring them with a brillo pad and letting the natural oils and acids in your skin do the work. Fling a bunch of keys at the guitar to create small dents and chips.
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