Strat Relic

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  1. MichaelAndrew3435

    MichaelAndrew3435 Premium Member

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    Do you guys like em? I like them only if it's an extremely light relic. A little bit of faded paint but no checking or blemishes into the wood. I've been trying to find a good CS Strat for months but every one I come across is a heavy relic. Meh.
     
  2. Falconbill

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    I do own a Cunetto relic in Daphne blue with a rosewood board that I bought new in '97. It's lightly relic'd and the paint was nicely faded. Seems like most of what they turn out lately are heavy relics. Good luck with your search.
     
  3. Phil W

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    You can't purchase Mojo pre-installed. Relic it by playing it ...
     
  4. NotScott

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    The Cunetto relics were tastefully done and looked very convincing. I have one of the very first Cunettos that was specially ordered to be only lightly reliced. According to Vince Cunetto, Fender sent a few orders for light relics as artist requests and when they saw how they came out, they ordered more. For some reason, Fender moved away from the light relics when they brought the process in house. Eventually they reinstated it with the Closet Classics, that were sold as vintage guitars that were lightly played and kept under a bed for many years. I haven't kept up with Fender over the past decade so I don't know what they do anymore.

    Here is my Cunetto:

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  5. hbucker

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    What if it's a previously owned guitar, but new to you, and it has player wear? Is that okay? (honest question) Is your response to that guitar, "No thanks. I've not earned the wear on that guitar." Or is that perspective only reserved for new relics?

    I see your point about 'mojo'. But at some point, for me, it's about cosmetics. I don't really see it any different than what color, burst, quilt, or flame someone prefers.

    There are a lot of poorly done relics though. Band saws should never be used in the process...

    Do what gets you there.

    :thumb:
     
  6. Shai`tan

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    "Is that okay?"

    Imho.... it`s all good. ;p
     
  7. BigDipper15

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    The funniest thing about people who don't like relics is that they are going to "play the crap" out of their poly guitar that will never relic.
     
  8. doitforvangogh

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    I have a Cunetto, too and it's by far as close to the feel of an early 60s strat that I've found. I don't care for the 'disc sander' relics that are being pumped out now.
     
  9. Crotch

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    MOJO is completely overrated. I've never heard it play anything. Not have I played better or worse with it.
     
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    That's where the mojo belt sander comes in handy. :laugh2:
     
  11. Kris Ford

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    Your fine Strat is an example of what an old and cared for Strat SHOULD look like IMSHO.:D
     
  12. GearHo

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    :thumb::thumb:

    I have a guitar from 1957 that got its mojo from someone else, so I have the mojo, just not my mojo. Its Jo jo's mojo, got it from a guy named Joe.

    So when people asked if I "played the crap out of it" to get it like that, I say of course.... then I play my custom shop relic strat, and feel like a poser.:hmm:
     
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    I reserve the right to re-use this line in future threads.
     
  14. Walt_T

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    I like guitars that look brand spanky new. Sadly, only a couple of mine are even close to that. If you play them, it shows.
     
  15. Crotch

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    I appreciate that. Unfortunately the only wear I myself have put into it is a refret! :D
     
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    Oh yeah? Check out how I managed to relic my 14 year old Strat by playing it! :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

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