All things guitar, Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, Tokai, Ibanez etc. etc. etc.

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BY Slowy
#832715
BMW-KTM wrote:I hope relicing catches on in other areas of life.
I'd love it if my old POS car had a sudden increase in value.
I imagine the increased value on mine would be truly impressive since all the wear and tear is actually genuine and in no way contrived.
Then I could sell it for much more money to someone who wants to look cool and it would be easier for me to buy a brand new car so I can keep my current social status and stay in the not-cool category.

I have a 20 year old Hilux with half a million kms on the clock.
To me, it's an old car that works too well to waste money replacing. To my son and his friends, it's the coolest thing on the road.
Who am I to argue?
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BY Danger Mouse
#832718
BMW-KTM wrote:I hope relicing catches on in other areas of life.
I'd love it if my old POS car had a sudden increase in value.
I imagine the increased value on mine would be truly impressive since all the wear and tear is actually genuine and in no way contrived.
Then I could sell it for much more money to someone who wants to look cool and it would be easier for me to buy a brand new car so I can keep my current social status and stay in the not-cool category.


It's already a thing, but generally referred to as patina.

However, it's the same as the guitar world, a 1980's Vester isn't suddenly going to become more valuable because it looks road worn, nor would a similar vintage Corolla after being patina'd.

http://www.themotorhood.com/themotorhoo ... aux-patina
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BY BMW-KTM
#832744
I think you've all missed my point but that's OK, I won't press the matter.
I just got here.
There's plenty of time for me to get my sorry butt kicked out of here for speaking the truth.
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BY AiRdAd
#832748
BMW-KTM wrote:I think you've all missed my point but that's OK, I won't press the matter.
I just got here.
There's plenty of time for me to get my sorry butt kicked out of here for speaking the truth.


I get what you are meaning - One example could be relic-ed clothes - eg jeans washed out to look worn.

On a side note - here's a car wrapped to look old

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-QRNiXBr90
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BY kdawg2a
#832752
That 'relic' wrapped car looks cool AF. I'd totally have that over a regular paint job.
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#832758
I’m surprised that relic’d amps haven’t yet become a thing
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BY griff7628
#832764
Slowy wrote:
BMW-KTM wrote:I hope relicing catches on in other areas of life.
I'd love it if my old POS car had a sudden increase in value.
I imagine the increased value on mine would be truly impressive since all the wear and tear is actually genuine and in no way contrived.
Then I could sell it for much more money to someone who wants to look cool and it would be easier for me to buy a brand new car so I can keep my current social status and stay in the not-cool category.

I have a 20 year old Hilux with half a million kms on the clock.
To me, it's an old car that works too well to waste money replacing. To my son and his friends, it's the coolest thing on the road.
Who am I to argue?


I have one of them too. 24 years old. Flies through a WOF every time.
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BY Slowy
#832779
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:I’m surprised that relic’d amps haven’t yet become a thing

Speaking for myself, relicing a guitar isn't primarily about looks, it's tactile. The subtle rounding of the fretboard edges, the frictionless feel of a naked neck. That's what's important.

I honestly don't know if thin Nitro finishes, abraded away in places actually sound better than a quality Poly finish. I wish I had a definitive answer to that. I like the look of a reliced body but its primary function to me is to remove the horror of the first ding. My Duesenberg is flawless. Because of that, I'm never as comfortable playing it as I am my old Strat.

For the reasons above, I don't have any opinions about relicing amps. They only get touched to move them.
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#832780
I don't particularly have much fondness for newer guitars. However having said that I recently took a punt on a 2018 Tokai LP. Turned up all 'new-looking' with shiny chrome everywhere, within an hour I had restrung it and replaced all of the 'metalware' with aged equivalents

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Finally, putting on a pair of genuinely old and used pickup covers to me is all that was needed to take the 'newness' off this guitar, I can add the rest by relentlessly playing it. Seems I don't actually need the myriad of scratches, dings and the oh-so-obvious areas where sweat has eroded the finish away :thumbup:
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BY Slowy
#832786
Few years ago, I met a Billy Gibbons Les Paul in the Rockshop. Les Pauls often have this super glossy, 'wet' finish that puts me off. The Gibbons was a soft, polished satin. It glowed. It was beautiful and it took my breath away. I've never seen a lovelier Les Paul.

Being Gibson of course, they rewarded themselves for knocking off the shine with a $16,000 pricetag.
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BY crowbgood1
#832790
I come from Patea. The locals there relic their houses. I'm not that keen on it, but everyone to their own.
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BY AiRdAd
#832791
crowbgood1 wrote:I come from Patea. The locals there relic their houses. I'm not that keen on it, but everyone to their own.


He's alive!!! :-)
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BY Danger Mouse
#832793
BMW-KTM wrote:I think you've all missed my point but that's OK, I won't press the matter.
I just got here.
There's plenty of time for me to get my sorry butt kicked out of here for speaking the truth.


Missed points and random off topic conversations are part what make this forum great, just don't be offended by it and you'll fit in fine.
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BY crowbgood1
#832795
AiRdAd wrote:
crowbgood1 wrote:I come from Patea. The locals there relic their houses. I'm not that keen on it, but everyone to their own.


He's alive!!! :-)


Sleeper :shh: