What more can I say? .. I'm generally known for building guitars, rather than breaking them down but when this client threatened to do it himself with a hammer and a set of keys I had to have a go.. of course I ended up using a hammer.. and a set of keys Go figure.. This is NOT a tutorial on how to relic a guitar, there are many people who actually enjoy the process and who do it better. There are several things I would do differently had I the chance, the client specifically asked me to do as little as possible to the hardware/chrome which somewhat lets the effect down and by the time I go to the 'buckle rash' I'd lost momentum and a little bit of my soul..forgive my sacrilege! I do hope you get a naughty thrill watching, I certainly felt naughty doing it!
I'm not a big fan of relicing but it's pretty cool to see it getting done. The end result looked more like an uncared for guitar than one that had seen a lot of gigging though.