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    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post
    Why is it relic'd guitars are always beat to total shit? Where's the "taken care of" reissues with the one or two dings and the one scratch that someone tried to buff out twice?
    Fender does those, actually; the CS will do "NOS" versus "Closet Classic" (aka lightly played and taken care of) versus various gradations of "heavy relic." It's only the heavy relics that actually show off the relic-ing, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post
    Why is it relic'd guitars are always beat to total shit? Where's the "taken care of" reissues with the one or two dings and the one scratch that someone tried to buff out twice?
    That's part of the reason they are so annoying. They are "damaged", but only in a half assed way that will still appeal to the majority of people who want a new guitar. You never see any actual damage. Like Willie Nelson Trigger levels of damage.



    They always just look at the kinds of damage that can happen to a guitar over the years, and then stick with the ones that are safe and half assed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post

    Fender does those, actually; the CS will do "NOS" versus "Closet Classic" (aka lightly played and taken care of) versus various gradations of "heavy relic." It's only the heavy relics that actually show off the relic-ing, though!
    That's about the relicing level of Fender's Mike Mandel sig P-Bass. It looks very close to what you'd expect a '71 P Bass to look like at this point. Maybe not quite enough wear on the back of the neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Fender does those, actually; the CS will do "NOS" versus "Closet Classic" (aka lightly played and taken care of) versus various gradations of "heavy relic." It's only the heavy relics that actually show off the relic-ing, though!
    Gibson has this as well, as their R8/9/0 Les Pauls can be had as brand new or VOS (very old stock).

    Having expressed my relic hate, the ones I really admire are that psycho expensive limited run of EVH candy striped guitars. That dude sat down with Eddie's actual guitar and duplicated it, right down to sourcing the right year of quarters.
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    I can't stand sig models, so I dislike relicing for the same reason. Which is why I'm so angry at myself right now for gassing over that explorer. Looks sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luafcm View Post
    I can't stand sig models, so I dislike relicing for the same reason. Which is why I'm so angry at myself right now for gassing over that explorer. Looks sick.
    Nice Jackson headstocks, is one of them attached to a Rhoads by chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    Nice Jackson headstocks, is one of them attached to a Rhoads by chance?
    Extra sad no. I bailed on buying a new Jackson guitar. I'm Rhoads-less!! I should have never touched that kids lighting sky rhoads at the battle of the bands back in 92. It caused permanent mental GAS damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luafcm View Post
    Extra sad no. I bailed on buying a new Jackson guitar. I'm Rhoads-less!! I should have never touched that kids lighting sky rhoads at the battle of the bands back in 92. It caused permanent mental GAS damage.

    Send me your jap quarter vees!
    I think you missed my point, since the Rhoads is a signature model.

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