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Dobe
Mar-10-2011, 11:01am
Check out the description : 'near mint condition' of a relic'd reissue.

http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/electrics/misc/r7859/r7859.php

Does this mean they didn't relic it enough or there is very little wear on the simulated wear ?!? :))

Spruce
Mar-10-2011, 11:44am
Uhhh, it might mean that it's in exactly the same condition as when it came out of the factory...?
No fret wear, neck cracks, structural issues etc.
That's just a guess...

Here's another mint relic right off the bench:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/1951%20Nocaster%20Copy/P1090168.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/1951%20Nocaster%20Copy/P1090180.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/1951%20Nocaster%20Copy/P1090219.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/1951%20Nocaster%20Copy/P1090162.jpg

F-2 Dave
Mar-10-2011, 2:05pm
Never considered myself a deliberate relic(er), but that blonde tele is way cool, Bruce.

John Rosett
Mar-10-2011, 3:08pm
It does take a lot of talent and work to make a relic like that!

Dobe
Mar-10-2011, 4:08pm
[QUOTE=Spruce;903140]Uhhh, it might mean that it's in exactly the same condition as when it came out of the factory...?
No fret wear, neck cracks, structural issues etc.
That's just a guess...

Just got a chuckle out of the description, I pretty much know what they mean & I'm right. There's very litlle wear on the simulated wear; not trying to knock on distressing, I think it's pretty cool ! Although that blonde one is way more like it compared to the black ! :grin:

Spruce
Mar-10-2011, 4:57pm
Yeah, it is a weird task trying to describe the condition of an antiqued guitar...

Folks basically want to know the condition of the frets, because the rest is hammered... ;)

I accidently put a dent in this guitar that was the size of a quarter--it fell off a shelf.
If I had been doing pristine builds, it would have been a very very bad day...

barney 59
Mar-10-2011, 6:20pm
So when I go to those shows and someone has a wall full of old fenders with $20,000 price tags how likely is it that maybe one of those relics like the blond tele above is in the mix? Seems that the state of the art these days would fool a lot of people.

Jonathan Reinhardt
Mar-10-2011, 9:21pm
nice one, Spruce. the quarter sized dent - I got one myself on my '52 reissue. I have thought about dealing with the finish on mine ('88) but just don't really think it's necessary as it seems to be taking care of itself.
and is it just me or is there a chunk out of the neck of that black(??) nocaster at the nut? I just shake my head and wonder who would pay that kind of money for such odd relic work?