Hey everyone, I have an Ibanez AX-120 and I really want to strip it cause I think itd look super tight. but i dont want to strip off ALL the paint, i mean just some scrapes, kinda like John Frusciante's Fender. if you dont know what an AX-120 looks like google it. cause i want some tips and ideas on how to do this! i want it to look really tight!

You want to "relic" it?

Don't go overboard on the sandpaper otherwise you run the risk of looking cheesy.

When you play, take a look at the places that you make contact with the guitar body, and wear down those spots.

If it's a bolt-on neck, you can take the neck off and throw your guitar around to get it dinged up.
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cool man, but im not sure if i want to throw around my guitar that just ooh...no... how does a heat gun and scraper sound?
terrible. ^

i've only seen a couple of good relic jobs. most of the time, kids over do it, and it looks fake.

try a small chain. a couple of hits to the body.

and light sanding in wear areas, but dont leave sanding marks.

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Denim's pretty abrasive...

Put on some new jeans and hump your guitar.

Honestly, I just don't understand trying to "relic" a guitar. Unless you have a professional do it (and even then they don't come out so hot all the time), I'd rather just let time take it's course. I would think it becomes even more personal then.

Although I don't know how much more personal you could get over humping your guitar.
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