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Thread: BP's thoughts on Relic'd guitars and is EBMM going to do a test run?

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    Question BP's thoughts on Relic'd guitars and is EBMM going to do a test run?

    With the popularity of Relic'd guitars, any thoughts of EBMM doing something like it? Fender's custom shop Relics are going for $3K - $6,500 and even John Suhr has a light relic version that he calls Antique. Hey, maybe even the EBMM artists can relic a few by hand.

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    BP, if EBMM does do a test run, you can put me down for zero. I think artificially relic'd guitars are stupid.

    No offense Slav. I guess I just don't get it. They usually look so phony to me.
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    No worries bro, I'm not a big fan either. There is a market for them out there though and I just wanted to get BP's thoughts on where EBMM stood on the whole Relic'd fad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paranoid70 View Post
    BP, if EBMM does do a test run, you can put me down for zero. I think artificially relic'd guitars are stupid.

    No offense Slav. I guess I just don't get it. They usually look so phony to me.
    Agreed on the way Fender is doing theirs. But there is a shop in Amsterdam (Rebel Relic Guitars) who is doing a fantastic job on the relic side, more natural than any artificial fender relic.

    I sometime think how an EBMM would look after a relic job in his hand. Maybe I should relic my Dargie Luke (just kidding)
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    If anyone needs any of their EBMM's relic'd, you can send them to me, the turn around time is typically anywhere between 10-20 years, but I have a 100% satisfaction of getting the job done..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Strangenote View Post
    If anyone needs any of their EBMM's relic'd, you can send them to me, the turn around time is typically anywhere between 10-20 years, but I have a 100% satisfaction of getting the job done..
    This is the only way to "relic" a guitar, IMO.

    and lol, I meant by playing it.... not sending it to a random forumite in Pennsylvania
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    He's not random. He's possibly the only forumite in Yardley, PA. That makes him unique!
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    Thumbs down on the relic of an EBMM.
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    I truly hate the whole concept behind the relic finish, and hope it has finally run it's course and would disappear. They seemed to have truly run out of ideas and are grasping at straws these days with models like the burnt finish. Seriously how many guys have lit there guitar on fire!

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    BP has stated on numerous occassions that he's not a fan of making new products that look used.

    I don't get the relic craze either.
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    It's an understandable craze- the majority of buyers still seem to want what was offered in the 50s, and that's how those instruments look today. Beaten to hell.

    But for anyone buying an instrument with a modern design, it just makes no sense to me. Sure there are well-worn guitars I lust after (cough ... SM's #1 ... cough), but I'd want THAT guitar, not a perfect replica with all the scratches.

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    I watch my mate build a fantastic guitar then he has to relic it - 'cos that's what the customer wants. It takes quite some time to get all the hardware worn and then all the other cr4p that goes into making the guitar body look old.

    The only time I have been in agreement with the relic process was when Burke Shelley brought his beat up bass into the workshop and had a new neck fitted.That new neck (once it had gone thro the relic process) looked great.

    Same here thumbs down on relic'd guitars- as it would add sooooo much money to the manufacturing process
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    I think a replica of Steve Morse's #1 could be cool, and that's kind of a relic I guess. But I'm not really a fan of artificial relics- I'd rather "wear out" a guitar myself. Not my JP though...
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    Here it is...The market is super tough out there....it is so hard to be doing what we are doing that only great passion drives me....not return trust me....I didnt want to do classics but the public wanted them and there is a factory to feed...so an honest and open dialogue is that If I need to and the market demands it I will Currently we dont have any plans though
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