A buddy asked me a while ago if I'd ever buy a reliced guitar and I said, nope wouldn't ever want one. Then weeks later thought about my 355. I never considered it a reliced guitar because I reliced it from years in clubs and Festivals. Plain old road wear. Its got the "hand wear relic", the "elbow relic", the "drummer dropped his cymbal on it relic" and the ever popular "Export A cigarette relic" Kind of like its Owner, lot of miles and the bruises to show it. After all that, still the best guitar neck I've played. Every other guitar I've played comes up a little short.