#1
So i've been figuring out how to relic a guitar and have been playing with all sorts or techniques that I've read. The guitar I was practicing on was an old vintage MIJ guitar. Let me know how u think it turned out....the finish was solid cept for the massive hole lol, not sure how that happened but whatever. i think i will be doing my bass in a more laid back but similar way.

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#3
yeah, and the hardware could be rustier, think you went too far with sanding and stuff though.
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#4
cool thanks, this guitar just sits around so i wasn't trying to get it to look relicd, just testing the techniques and stuff.....but thanks !
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#6
Is the action on that guitar too high, or is it just me?

Good relic job, kinda reminds me of John Frusciantes strat.
Nice lookin guitar too, what does it play like? Sound?
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#7
Quite a nice guitar you've got there, but my god those strings are high off the body (as are the neck and pickups for that matter).
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#8
lol the action is super super low, there not high at all, just looks like that cause the body is so much lower and pups are so high, the electronics and tuners are kinda shoddy, but if i was to put work into it it would be great, sounds decent though as is.
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1968 Trayner YBA 1A MK II Amp
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#9
i actually like the guitars style,i think itd be nice to have one,but id replace the p/u's,the relic is a bit over done,it has a vintage body,but the hardware is new looking...
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#10
yea......i never use this guitar, i was just testing techniques so i could do a solid good job on my fretless fender bass. which i just did and am going to add final touches too and upload pics tomorrow.
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#11
I don't understand why people like to destroy their guitars. but oh well, i guess it does look old and beat up, so good job.
#12
yeh, just beat up the pickup covers and it will look awesome dude.

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#13
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I don't understand why people like to destroy their guitars. but oh well, i guess it does look old and beat up, so good job.

I agree with this. I find "relicing" extremely, mind-numblingly lame, even if it's fairly well done like this one is.

Yes, worn guitars look gorgeous, but a pre-worn guitar has NO mojo whatsoever. Jike stonewash jeans are the opposite of rock n' roll, so is a pre-relic'd guitar.
#14
okay i've been doing this on my black jazz bass, and i've hit a snag i would like some help with................i've worn out two spots, one by where my thumb would rest on the body and one where my arm would be. the wearing down left scratches outside where its worn down........how can i hide or remove these scratches? using a black gloss paint? help thanks!
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#15
I think that looks pretty damn natural, good job.

How'd you do it then?
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#16
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okay i've been doing this on my black jazz bass, and i've hit a snag i would like some help with................i've worn out two spots, one by where my thumb would rest on the body and one where my arm would be. the wearing down left scratches outside where its worn down........how can i hide or remove these scratches? using a black gloss paint? help thanks!

How deep are the scratches? I mean it'll look vintage with them anyway, but black shoe polish or t-cut would work for smaller scratches.
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#17
If the scratches are superficial, fine sanding and a little buffing might do it... After all, arm-wear is really smooth.
#18
awsome thanks so much!!
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#19
Quote by R_H_C_P
I think that looks pretty damn natural, good job.

How'd you do it then?


steel wool, sand paper, a hammer , and some wood finish for the old guitar
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Engelhardt ES9 Upright Bass
1968 Trayner YBA 1A MK II Amp
w/ 6x10 cabinet

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