How to Relic a Guitar by Hand
I thought I would try my hand at a relic job on an Electric Guitar. Doing this and showing people publicly is one of the most divisive things you can do on YouTube and I heard all about it in the comments haha.
That said, for under $30 Australian dollars and a lot of elbow grease I was able to get the guitar to where I was happy enough with it for my first go.
I am not a guitar tech or a guitar luthier. I don’t think you really need to be to do a relic job on a guitar. Just do what feels right and enjoy the experience as it takes form.
How to Relic a Guitar Part #1
How to Relic a Guitar Part #2
How to Relic a Guitar Part #3
It’s up to you if you think this is a huge waste of time and effort or if it is something that will make you happy. Do it if you want to but my suggestion might be to try it on an inexpensive guitar to start with which is what I did with this Harley Benton TE-52 electric guitar.
Should You Do It?
Do what makes you happy and forget about everyone else. If you want my suggestion it might be to try it on an inexpensive guitar to start with which is what I did with this Harley Benton TE-52 electric guitar. If you own a very expensive guitar think about it before you butcher it.