DividedByJames Posted April 11, 2005 Report Share Posted April 11, 2005 Hey everyone, I haven't been here for a while and it's good to see the forum alive and well. I've seen beautiful guitars being built that would be equivalent or better than any custom builders out there - congrats on your efforts! So as the typical anti-guy I bring you this request... I was just wondering if there were threads on relic'ing a guitar. I know you're thinking "duh just tie it to a string and drag it behind your car..." but I'm talking about honestly making it look vintage (40+ years old) when you start off with a brand new shiney guitar. All the forum stuff is about making beautiful looking guitars. I'm looking to beat up my guitar and make it look like I played it to death. Info I'd like to see: - typical wear spots on guitars (Fenders preferably, but Gibson wear would be interesting to read...maybe ibanez wear since y'all love Ibanez out here). - wear on different finishes and how to do it (ie. sandpaper grit levels) - how to make shiney clearcoat dull without looking like you took sandpaper to it (ie swirl marks). - UV'ing it? Possibly making the finish "age" by subjecting it to hours of UV (where are all those college plant growers when you need 'em ) - wear or age on chrome and bone nuts. - replicating finger oil on rosewood and maple, and getting the finish-holes in maple (ala Clapton's Blackie). - replicating "aged" look a bright white maple neck. There were 135 pages of theads, so forgive me for being lazy and not looking through them. I'm also inept when it comes to painting--my plastic model kit cars can vouch for my skills. So info for the severely handicapped luthier would be helpful. Thanks! -- James Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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