5 String Relic Tele "Micawber" build

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    All bolted together (except the neck) wiring done. Still need to tweak the 'relic' side of it. Record cold tomorrow so I don't think I'll get much spraying done on the neck this week.
    Looking forward to stringing it up!

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  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Bravo! That’s gonna make someone very “Happy”!
    (See what I did there?)
     
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  3. How much less time and money would it be if not relicked? I can appreciate the want of a guitar that resembles worn in, but I always keep my stuff in as new condition as possible. Even the ones some consider beater guitars, they get cleaned and placed in cases. I think this is a great guitar, but for me it’s not the work look, it’s the axe itself. 5 strings, humbucker neck. Etc.
     
  4. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    It's probably about the same. The finish on this is pretty thin nitro and I wasn't concerned about it being fully cured because I knew I wasn't going to polish it. Likewise, normally I'd do eight coats of clear on top of the butterscotch. I'd also spend longer on sanding out blemishes, things I ignored this time because I knew I'd be adding bigger and worse blemishes. It only takes a few days to age the parts.

    I'd be happy to build a pretty version :)
     
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  5. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Got the neck all done, just have to ugly it up now!

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