Should I relic this Strat to sell?

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  1. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Q: Should I relic this Strat to sell?

    A: No.
     
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  2. Belexes

    Belexes Strat-O-Master

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    If it was me, I wouldn't have licked it at all, let alone doing it again.
     
  3. franblanc

    franblanc Strat-Talk Member

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    Go ahead and wreck your guitar. Then after you realise your mistake and it is worth next to nothing you will see that vandalising guitars is a bad idea.
     
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    nasticanasta Strat-Talk Member

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    I despise relicing...relic it the right way, by playing it!
     
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  5. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    No! Leave it as is. Fauxrelicsareforposers
     
  6. stratnutz

    stratnutz Senior Stratmaster

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    Price it $100. too high. If they say something about the chips knock off $100.
     
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  7. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Nothing you can or will do will improve the value short of a complete refinish, and the selling price difference won't pay for the refinish.
    Leave it alone and let the future owner decide what he wants.
     
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  8. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    If done properly.

    A person asking the OP's question lacks the basic skills to do the job properly.

    Model paints?
     
  9. Mr Hockey

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    I would leave it alone!
     
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  10. Meghans Dad

    Meghans Dad Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    Is that the original pickguard? I know that model in "Montego Black" came with a greenish gold soft plastic guard, but did they also put it on the ones in "three color Sunburst"?
     
  11. ripgtr

    ripgtr Most Honored Senior Member

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    No, it's not pretty dinged up, it has a couple small dings up it. Leave it be.
     
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  12. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    Leave it as is.
     
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  13. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I wouldn't touch a relic (however you spell it) with a borrowed ten foot pole.

    I looks fine as is.
     
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  14. Guitar boy

    Guitar boy Strat-Talker

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    Just leave it alone. Relic it by playing it as much as you can!
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Leave it, it’s a genuine, honest guitar as it is.whoever buys it will repair it if they see fit. I doubt anyone would buy it to beat it up some more.
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Now that’s troll response!?
     
  17. stylemessiah

    stylemessiah Strat-Talker

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    Number of times ive seen self-relicing work out well:

    0
     
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  18. dtaylor85

    dtaylor85 Strat-Talk Member

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    Leave it and send it to me. Lol. But, I don’t mind a guitar with dings, especially if I didn’t put them on and experience that pain. I’ve got an Active JBass with some dings like that, and they don’t bother me even a little. Might not get full price, but I’d rather feel like I knew what I was getting than to find out there was a repair done when I get it or when the repair fails later on. Or you could take it to a luthier and have him strip it and throw a nice nitro on it...
     
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  19. ZZDoc

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    See this '58'. In 1969 it looked like yours. I sent it out to CBS-Fender to have it refinished. They replaced the body instead. I didn't find out until 25 years later when I took it, for appraisal, to the late, great 'Mandolin Brothers' on Staten Island that the body had been switched out. Leave it alone. Sell it as is. Strat.jpg
     
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    agy040 Strat-Talk Member

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    it has to be played,- would make that question superfluous ;-)