Warmoth.com Amplified Parts darrenriley.com Mod Kits Lollar Pickups Guitar Pickups Reilander Pickups

Warmoth.com Amplified Parts darrenriley.com Mod Kits Lollar Pickups Guitar Pickups Reilander Pickups

Warmoth.com Amplified Parts darrenriley.com Mod Kits Lollar Pickups Guitar Pickups Reilander Pickups

Join Strat-Talk Today

Do you Like Distressed Strat's?

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Gasee, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Gasee

    Gasee Strat-Talker

    Age:
    59
    Messages:
    105
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Location:
    SE/PA
    I just picked one of these up. I have to say the Import Guitars are getting better and better. This is the new LTD/ESP - ST-203 Strat. This Guitar just feels and sounds Great. The Big difference between this and a F Guitar is the Hardware and Plastic on the LTD all looks new - Which is just fine with me. Also the rosewood fretboard is not reliced at all - just the back of the neck shows wear - but not gritty. Another great factor is its cost - About 1 Third of the F Guitar Price. These are defiantly worth checking out. The price of these relices are very affordable - So if you would like to jump over to the Relic side - This guitar might be a great choice. Or I guess you can save up and buy a Nash - their very nice too. Also I noticed I am a Hair late - Romp below also had some nice things to say about these Guitars.
    Pic----

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  2. gonzo

    gonzo Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    2,251
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Location:
    POWDERVILLE, UTAH
    seems like a really nice guitar....

    but buying a guitar simply for the 'relicing', seems awfully silly to me.

    who cares about that?
     
  3. IvegotGAS

    IvegotGAS Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    2,620
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Location:
    Illinois
    Interesting they have the shaved heel like the Fender Deluxes.
     
  4. Forum Sponsor Sponsored posting

  5. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,424
    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Location:
    Southern Germany
    Looks kinda weird....relic body and neck, but a brandnew pickguard,knobs,etc. ....
    Not my cup of coffee....
     
  6. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    8,251
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Location:
    Norman, OK
    Definately a strange combo of old and new. Most of the wear on the body looks good, but I don't understand the wear around the PG. And, yeah, the hardware seems too shiny. The back of the neck looks great, and all satiny and slick.

    Overall I like the looks.
     
  7. petervv

    petervv Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    841
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Location:
    south wales, uk
    Sorry, I just dont get it. I like to add my own charector, and stamp to a guitar, and if I am buying a new guitar , I want it to look new.....:confused:
     
  8. srvwannab

    srvwannab Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    4,326
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    Riviera Paradise
    The vintage plus models appear to be less distressed, or at least differently.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  9. stubewan

    stubewan Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    319
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Location:
    Calhoun,GA
    I bought one and love it. It is also the ST 203. I did think the bridge pickup was a little thin so I added a Dimarzio HS 3 It broke off the brittle and added a lil more bottom end. It feels great and plays great.
    I like it more because I play and teach 5 to 6 hours a day. So, it is not kept in a case, it is moved around alot and I'm sure it will get bumped and bruised. I won't have to worry about it, because it will look like it is supposed to be there.
     
  10. ColeRyan

    ColeRyan Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    706
    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    So it's like buying a Squier version of a Road Worn for $350.00? Don't mean that to sound derogatory, I'm just trying to figure this out. What made you buy it? I'd say the finish is beautiful, just looking for some explanation as to what draws you to these over say a used/new MIM?

    It took me a while to look them up, I kept getting links to other companies.
     
  11. Grounded

    Grounded Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    62
    Messages:
    975
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Location:
    Seattle, USA
    I got enough stress in my life, who needs distressed guitars.
    To me it's like some kind of abuse, like taking a child and beating the crap out of them for what? to make them look more experienced?
    How do they distress these poor guitars anyway? beatings? electro-shock? water-boarding?
    Maybe send them down to Guantanamo Bay for a year or two? This whole thing is making me distressed, which according to some people might be a good thing, might make me more valuable. So what should I do, throw myself under a bus or something. Maybe a vacation to Detroit.
     
  12. srvwannab

    srvwannab Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    4,326
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    Riviera Paradise
    I wouldn't know as I've never played one of these, but i'd be willing to be that it's entirely possible that these play better than an mim standard and cost less... and way less than RW. Even if i liked the distressed look paying 800 isn't appealing at all.
     
  13. Dewey

    Dewey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    Messages:
    7,878
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Location:
    Bellingham, Wa.
    Hey Gasee, right on man!
    That's the one you picked out on the day you bought it congratulations!
    That's a beautiful guitar!
    It's yours man, enjoy every minute of it!
    Sincerely...
     
  14. Gasee

    Gasee Strat-Talker

    Age:
    59
    Messages:
    105
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Location:
    SE/PA
    I bought mine because I like the worn look - And I know their has been a thousand discussions about worn vs new - Hey you really like it or you don't - Its that simple - For example - I would never own a Gibson Zoot suit SG guitar (Think their ugly) but I am sure some folks luv em.
    But the main reason I bought it is because it just feels and sounds so good. I owned a CS 60'S Daph blue Strat that I paid 1700.00 - Which was a good price. But sold it to pay some bills. But that guitar got me liking the relics.
    So - I looked at the Fender road worns - 800.00+ And I looked at the Nash's 14 - 1600.00? And I looked and played the LTD for 349.00 - Complete no brainier for me - Who happens to like the relics.
    I am really not trying to start a argument here about Relics compared to clean and new. All I am saying is if you take a fancy to a beat up looking Guitar - Which allot of folks pay big money for. Check these out!
     
  15. Gasee

    Gasee Strat-Talker

    Age:
    59
    Messages:
    105
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Location:
    SE/PA
    Oh and thanks Dewey for the kind words.
    Gasee
     
  16. Nigel T.

    Nigel T. Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    525
    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    At home
    I never played one pre-distressed, so to say, but the natural wear and tear is okay.

    My own Strat:[​IMG]
    has its natural wear and tear from years of being on the road.
     
  17. Gasee

    Gasee Strat-Talker

    Age:
    59
    Messages:
    105
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Location:
    SE/PA
    Nice Guitar Nigel! Just wondering if someone offered you a Brand new Fender CS Nonreliced guitar for a even trade? Would you take it?
     
  18. Gasee

    Gasee Strat-Talker

    Age:
    59
    Messages:
    105
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Location:
    SE/PA
    Oh and "Grounded"
    "To me it's like some kind of abuse, like taking a child and beating the crap out of them for what? to make them look more experienced?"

    Come on Really....
     
  19. Grounded

    Grounded Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    62
    Messages:
    975
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Location:
    Seattle, USA
    I was trying to practice my stand up comedian shtick.....well I better keep my day job:cry:
    Rough crowd out there.
     
  20. limbe

    limbe Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    320
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Location:
    Stockholm Sweden
    Do a tour of the North of Sweden in the winter and you won´t have to worry about getting
    the "distressed look" on the body of the guitar with lots of fine cracks!If you have a maple neck you will get plenty of fine cracks on that too!
     
  21. edandis

    edandis Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    458
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Location:
    Florida
    I would say as long as you like it Gasee it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks of it.

    But to be fair you did ask an open ended question and that will open a can of worms.
     

Share This Page