This one is really growing on me. When the weather gets nice or they open their showroom, I'll have to go back and play some more of these. I played three when I got mine. All were equally good but tonally different. I was looking for that natural mid bump and picked the one that had it. They all have their own distinct voice.I just picked up one today... A 63' Journeyman relic in Sonic Blue.. Best single coil pickups that I have played...
It really play's great.. The relic is very subtle.. that's the way I like it... It just ticked all the boxes for me..
Quartersawn neck.. etc..
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My favorite guitar at the moment is a '69 CS Relic.
I said in the past that I'd never buy one, but when this thing popped up on my radar I kept staring at it.
I'd been kicking myself for a long time about getting rid of my Voodoo Strat years ago, and even though I was a bit put off by the heavy relic, aka "dragged behind a truck" treatment, I rolled the dice and got it.
It's super resonant and light.
The '69 CS pickups are killer.
Way back when I was in my teens, I spent a lot of time playing a friend's '64 Strat. This one reminds me of the feel of that guitar in a big way.