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just wonderin'

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:51 pm
by panhead74
I saw this at Music 123:

http://www.music123.com/Fender-Custom-S ... 6.Music123

Now, I don't care for "relic"ed equipment, but I know some folks do. I'm really not tryin' to start that discussion. What I'm wonderin' is...just how in the heck can a "heavy relic" instrument be anyhting but a blem? I mean...scratch and dent?...pretty much covered by "heavy relic" doncha think?

Re: just wonderin'

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:03 pm
by LesFromChicago
Well i wouldn't necessarily be a blem if it were certifiably certified to have like Sting's teeth marks on it, right?

Re: just wonderin'

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:09 pm
by panhead74
LesFromChicago wrote:Well i wouldn't necessarily be a blem if it were certifiably certified to have like Sting's teeth marks on it, right?


Right...and it wouldn't necessarily be a blem if it was whipped with a bicycle chain to "simulate" Springsteen's belt buckle rash...or it would (in my eyes) have to be "blemished" in order to be "relic"ed.

Maybe a "blem" on a "heavy relic" guitar would be one that is too pristine?

Re: just wonderin'

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:17 pm
by LesFromChicago
panhead74 wrote:

Maybe a "blem" on a "heavy relic" guitar would be one that is too pristine?



:lol: Yeah, like a large area looking brand new.

I think the relicking is sort of a shammy deal, Like somebody getting an ink stain on his fave shirt so they go and tie-die the whole shirt, and cruise around showboating -- now the shirt's got so much flavor it almost hurts. Its so cool it makes a new rule.***
I suspect the deliberate dents and scratches are a cover up for one or two accidental ones, don't you think so?


*** I'm tryin to sound hip like TexasBlues but it's not working is it.