#1
I have a standard 50's white stratocaster. I really love the look of the "relics" where the body is all scratched up down to the wood. Is there any safe/reasonable way of doing this, or should i just wait and buy a relic strat. Any responses will be apprectiated. This is probably a very stupid question. . . .
#2
Quote by dondude
I have a standard 50's white stratocaster. I really love the look of the "relics" where the body is all scratched up down to the wood. Is there any safe/reasonable way of doing this, or should i just wait and buy a relic strat. Any responses will be apprectiated. This is probably a very stupid question. . . .


just let it get scratched up. dont buy a relic, or relic it yourself. just let it go.
#3
I agree, dude. Smashed up intruments look cool, makes it look used and you've had it for a while. But spending several thousands of dollars for a 'relic' instrument that looks like that, you could prolly get the same at a pawn shop, ha. I don't know of any safe method of making it look worn out, maybe taking sand paper and going crazy?
#4
Yeah, just, Idk, drop it a couple times, Put it down and kick it, Light it on fire, You know, just the usual stuff.
#6
Please don't intentionally relic it.

Just neglect it a little bit, it'll get there, and it won't look fake.
#9
i know a dude who worked in the custom shop at fender and i remebe a few things he told me:
1. Chains: Beat the guitar and you'll get some nice scratches and dings.
2. Power Sander: Use fine grain sand paper to get that "worn" look like years of resting your hand by the bridge.
3. Sharp Object: Such as keys will give it a nice belt rash and scratches.

hope this helps,

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#11
sand off on the arm contour on front, scratch up the hardware, pickguard, chop off half the neck, etc. you get the point.
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#12
Beat it with keys. I hear this works really well. If you've got the right kind of paint on the body and a big freezer and you bring the two into conjunction, then that messes it up too, apparently.

Also, play like a motherf*cker.
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#14
Quote by axeslinger01
i know a dude who worked in the custom shop at fender and i remebe a few things he told me:
1. Chains: Beat the guitar and you'll get some nice scratches and dings.
2. Power Sander: Use fine grain sand paper to get that "worn" look like years of resting your hand by the bridge.
3. Sharp Object: Such as keys will give it a nice belt rash and scratches.

hope this helps,

-Axe


hahaha. I can't believe they actually do that. Funny stuff.
#15
keep in mind that most modern strats are finished in polyurethane which is very resilient and won't flake off like nitrocellulose will

You can't really get the relic look without a nitro finish
#16
Play it for 30 years and it might end up looking like Walter Trout's strat...
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#17
keep in mind that most modern strats are finished in polyurethane which is very resilient and won't flake off like nitrocellulose will

You can't really get the relic look without a nitro finish


thats wat i hate now because u cant like have it ware like all the older players i love guitars like that because it gives it so much character
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