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  • A fun quiz - vintage, or relic'd?

    Think you can tell the difference? Give this quiz a try and see how well you do...

    https://reverb.com/news/quiz-are-the...tage-or-relicd

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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

  • #2
    For the record, I got 7/8 correct - John Cruz fooled me with one of his instruments.
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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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    • #3
      I missed two but then you already know my opinion of relic. As far as I am concerned when someone "relics" their guitar they should take a hammer and bang on the frets (with string on, to make divots). They should pour some sand in the tuners, break the buttons off of a couple of them. Crack the nut, wiggle the pickup wires until they break inside the insulation. Tighten the truss rod until it breaks, loose a few screws (replace them with the wrong size), dump some vinegar into the pots to make them nice and scratchy. Cold solder a couple of joint. Smoke a joint, er, the case. Break the head off and glue it back with gorilla glue

      Its one thing to take a nice guitar and make it look like a piece of poop, the true relicer makes it a true piece of poop. Oh, then bring it to me and complain that it buzzes....

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      • Danocoustic
        Danocoustic commented
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        you forgot the belt sander...

    • #4
      I dropped 3 of them
      In my defence some people must use picks in truly bizarre, ways like the little oval patch under the Epi Zephyr pickguard that just looks completely fake to me.
      .

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      • #5
        as with Phil, the bass got me. 7/8
        My Music: www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=440762
        Some of my guitars: 64 or so Domino Beatle bass; 73 Ibanez 2398; 79 Epiphone Genesis; 79 Manoman; 99 Ric 330; 78 Gibson L6S; 95 Ibanez JS-700; 04 Samick Lasalle JZ3: 05 Ibanez AS73; 81 Paul Custom, 07 Gary Kramer Simulator T and about 50 others.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Freeman Keller View Post
          I missed two but then you already know my opinion of relic. As far as I am concerned when someone "relics" their guitar they should take a hammer and bang on the frets (with string on, to make divots). They should pour some sand in the tuners, break the buttons off of a couple of them. Crack the nut, wiggle the pickup wires until they break inside the insulation. Tighten the truss rod until it breaks, loose a few screws (replace them with the wrong size), dump some vinegar into the pots to make them nice and scratchy. Cold solder a couple of joint. Smoke a joint, er, the case. Break the head off and glue it back with gorilla glue

          Its one thing to take a nice guitar and make it look like a piece of poop, the true relicer makes it a true piece of poop. Oh, then bring it to me and complain that it buzzes....
          Pretty fragile ego there.
          Write something...

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          • #7
            It is a hard won skill but home relic'ers can leave subtle clues like this scalloping. Factory or homemade? you decide
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          • #8
            Originally posted by Blackface View Post

            Pretty fragile ego there.
            I'm waiting for someone to relic a new PRS or a LP Custom

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            • #9
              Originally posted by Chordite View Post
              I dropped 3 of them
              In my defence some people must use picks in truly bizarre, ways like the little oval patch under the Epi Zephyr pickguard that just looks completely fake to me.
              maybe they were trying to make it look like Wes played it for a couple of years...

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              "Isn't it a pity, isn't it a shame,
              how we break each other's hearts
              and cause each other pain"

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              • #10
                I got 7/8 I hate relic guitars.

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                • #11
                  7/8 Result: 87%

                  I the one that got me was the 52 Les Paul Gold Top.

                  The bridge and tailpiece must have been replaced as it just to clean and shiny.

                  Believe me you, I know grit and wear on chrome.






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                  • jtr654
                    jtr654 commented
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                    In 52 it would not have been been chrome.

                • #12
                  I never answered the first one,All I could think of was how to repair it
                  But how about this Relicing a vintage
                  He did a fantastic job repairing the butchery on a 53 tele and a great job refinishing it with rattle cans but. I cringed when he aged the finish to look like a 53

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                  • #13
                    started good, but failed with the accoustic and then i thought they were the real thing and not the custom shop signature models... so i got only 3 right.

                    i don't care about relicing, i would not buy a relic'ed guitar, but if one does i don't mind.

                    but i do love the look of play wear, if it is real.
                    a guitar which shows that it was played and used and loved has lots of character

                    a heavy used maple fretboard on a strat looks sexy to me...
                    i don't mind dings or battle scars, yes i do like the look of a brand new shiny guitar without a flaw.
                    but i have my guitars for playing and not for polishing...

                    i really want to play my strat(s) until they show play wear on the fretboard, but as i have not the time to play them eight hours a day and by the quality of the finish the necks have, it will take ages until they will show some wear....

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                    • #14
                      A luthier friend of mine was given an all original '54 Les Paul Custom that had the neck cleanly removed. I'm guessing that the original neck had been broken.

                      He borrowed another Les Paul to use as a template and built a neck from scratch and did a fine job of it. He put the frets in over the binding which, from what Inunderstand, is an accepted way of re-fretting a Gibson.

                      When he re-assembled the guitar the neck looked "too new" for the old body. I was in the shop when he reliced the neck he had built and it was very difficult for me to watch. IIRC there was a screwdriver and a chain involved.

                      He took it to a guitar shop and had the proprietor look it over. After careful inspection the guy said "you know, its been re-fretted." At that point, my friend fessed up and told him the story.

                      I believe Dan Erlewine did a story on the project, complete with pictures, but I have been unable to find it.
                      "Isn't it a pity, isn't it a shame,
                      how we break each other's hearts
                      and cause each other pain"

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                      • gardo
                        gardo commented
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                        I would be scarred for life if I saw that process

                    • #15
                      Originally posted by Mikeo View Post
                      7/8 Result: 87%

                      I the one that got me was the 52 Les Paul Gold Top.

                      The bridge and tailpiece must have been replaced as it just to clean and shiny.

                      Believe me you, I know grit and wear on chrome.
                      I have a good friend with an original '52 Goldtop, so that one didn't really throw me - but I can see how it might. In stock form, they had a trapeze tailpiece, and looked like this:

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                      However, many of them (including my friend's) have been modified and now have a stop tailpiece with a tune-o-matic bridge - which is a much better setup than what they originally came with. The one on Reverb has had that modification done to it... here's the picture they used:

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                      So yes, you're right - the bridge and tailpiece on the one they showed are definitely not stock.

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                      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                      - George Carlin

                      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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