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Reliced or beat to heck

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by robotguitar, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. robotguitar

    robotguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    image.jpg Would you consider this guitar reliced or just beat to heck? Is there a difference? Thanks
     
  2. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    In my opinion, since it's a polyurethane/polyester finish that for the most part will never age, I'd have to vote for beat to heck.
     
  3. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Most Honored Senior Member

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    Compared to some I've seen its immaculate.. :eek: and no I'm not kidding..
     
  4. robotguitar

    robotguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    image.jpg The culprit
     
  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I wouldn't say beat to heck, I've seen much worse, It's just well loved.

    Unless it was done on purpose to relic it, then it's just beat to heck.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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  7. robotguitar

    robotguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    I figure that by carefully hitting it with a rock, that I've added about $40 to the value. Did I mention that it plays like butter?
     
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  8. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Most Honored Senior Member

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    Where did that rock come from? I'm really hoping you haven't used that to re-create your lovely blue Tele...:eek::(
     
  9. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    I hope that's Photoshop
     
  10. robotguitar

    robotguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    Rock was just here. Got the guitar for $30 bucks at a Goodwill and it had this really ugly ding. I just figured it needed some evening out of sorts. Just a Squier Affinity.
     
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    For 30 bucks I think its pretty cool. Nice color actually.
     
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    Rialas Strat-Talker

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    If that's how you guys care for your stuff, finish it off by throwing it in the trash.
     
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    If it's real genuine Moon rock, which I suspect it is, it's probably added lots of money to the guitar's value. Or, alternatively, it has not.
     
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    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Needs a refinish
     
  15. Pete McC

    Pete McC Senior Stratmaster

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    Adding damage to existing damage does little but just make it look damaged, a guitar with age related wear will not just have fresh chunks chipped out of it, do some research and have a look at how guitars age and wear naturally and attempt to recreate that and put the rock down before you hurt yourself!
     
  16. ocean

    ocean Most Honored Senior Member

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    Doesn't look aged to Me,, I vote for poorly taken care of.. :)
     
  17. Desert strat

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    For that price , just steampunk it and move on. :)