Should I relic this Strat to sell?

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  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    It's already damaged enough.
     
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  2. =KARMA=

    =KARMA= Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Definitely do not turn it into an abomination.
     
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  3. Guy Named Sue

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    This is a troll right? First the other threads both here and TDPRI on the word relic, now this.
     
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  4. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Most Honored Senior Member

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    +1 on leave it as it is.
     
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  5. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    NO
     
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  6. J4ME5

    J4ME5 Strat-O-Master

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    'Relic' is a noun ;) !
     
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  7. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster

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    Clearly it isn't. ;)
     
  8. White Dog

    White Dog Strat-Talker

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    I say go for it...relic the hell out of that thing.
     
  9. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Don't relic it. Instead, completely strip it, refinish it in a custom color that will bring out the voices of angels every time you look at it. Fill.it with the best of the best innards then sell it for a loss because it's not original...even though it's 1000 times better.:p
     
  10. dirocyn

    dirocyn Senior Stratmaster

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    What you already have is natural aging. That's cool.

    If you distress it further, that likely detracts from the value. If your goal is to sell the guitar for maximum profit, that is a bad investment. If you want to keep it and you like best up guitars--its your guitar, do what you want.
     
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  11. Sparque

    Sparque Seriously-Stratified Silver Member

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    LEAVE IT BE (with apologies to Sir Paul McCartney)

    When I find myself with a guitar to sell, Mother Strat Talks she comes to me
    Offering words of wisdom, leave it be
    And in all those years of gigging, this guitar looks really dinged up to me
    Anti-relic’ing words of wisdom, leave it be

    Leave it be, leave it be, leave it be, leave it be
    Listen to these words of wisdom, leave it be

    Okay, I'm gonna shut up now.
    :(
     
  12. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Its naturally relicked and you want to relick it some more?????

    Nooo!

    If I had 700 Id buy it as is. Looks great.
     
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  13. joesatch

    joesatch Strat-Talker

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    never relic a contemporary strat model. If it was a vintage reissue maybe but it makes no sense to relic a modern strat
     
  14. Dibbs

    Dibbs Senior Stratmaster

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    NO!

    Oh, waitaminnit, since you put it like that, NO!
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Minor touch-ups are a good idea.

    While some of us really like relic guitars (it's about the feel and performance more than the appearance, btw), most guitar buyers want pristine guitars without scratches or as close to that as possible.

    Even if a buyer out there wants a relic or mods ... they often want to be the one to do the relic/mods themselves. Not buy into someone else's idea of a good relic/mod. Like cliche kings of old preferred virginal maidens.

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  16. dscottyg

    dscottyg Strat-Talker

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    No trolling. Just related posts.
     
  17. dscottyg

    dscottyg Strat-Talker

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    Well, I’m glad I asked. No relic job. New question, which some have already answered. Should I touch it up with nail polish or leave as-is to get the best price?
     
  18. Strums

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    Look, you're in it for the money, right? Sell as-is. Currently, it looks pretty good and could appeal to relic haters and relic lovers alike. If you relic it more, you will eliminate all relic haters (and probably some relic lovers) from your potential buyer list.
    Why would you do that?

    No on the nail polish as well. Just give it new strings, a nice set up, and sell.
     
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  19. Guy Named Sue

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    What you're selling, I ain't buying.
     
  20. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Most Honored Senior Member

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    Leave it as is....a cheesy relic job won't increase it's value and will make it harder to sell.Touching it up with paint wouldn't be as bad but it it alters it's original condition.A few dings of honest play wear is the best way to go.
     
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