Relic Deluxe: Do It Yourself Relicing

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Have you ever thought, “I could do that myself!  Why pay for it?”  Many of us think that about simple projects, but few people have probably ever thought that they could relic their own guitar.  relic-deluxeWell, it may not be the simplest, easiest project in the world, but there is a website out there that can walk you through the process step by step: Relic Deluxe.  The owner of Relic Deluxe began by relicing some of his own guitars, and then he did several for his friends.  He actually considered doing relicing and custom guitar building as a side job, but he changed his mind later.  However, he decided he should share his techniques and processes with everyone else who was interested in having a relic guitar but didn’t want to pay for it.

The website Relic Deluxe includes just about everything you’d ever need to know about relicing a guitar.  The tools and materials section gives you a list of everything you’ll need to purchase to get started.  The site even tells you where to find most of these items, especially the more obscure ones like hydrochloric acid (it’s used in swimming pool upkeep).  Once you’ve got all of your supplies together, you’ll find pages that walk you through relicing the body, neck, metal hardware, and plastic parts.  The site also features a gallery of the many relic guitars created by the man behind Relic Deluxe.

If you love do it yourself projects and want a relic guitar, check out Relic Deluxe.  Just remember to read the disclaimer—the site is not responsible for any damages!


Warmoth Heavy Relic Strat Body
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Genuine Fender Relic Strat neck Aged Nitro 62 Stratocaster rosewood
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Fender Custom Shop Relic 65 Stratocaster Pickups RARE
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Genuine Fender Lic Relic TELE neck Aged Nitro 62 Telecaster rosewood
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Fender USA Custom Shop 1963 Relic Telecaster BODY Tele Nitro Vintage Blonde
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Relic Telecaster NECK +TUNERS Tele Maple Large C
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Relic Stratocaster NECK+ TUNERS Strat Rosewood C
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Fender Lic Relic Strat neck Nitro Stratocaster reversed headstock Hendrix aged
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2006 Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster Neck Relic Rosewood Fretboard 1004
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Engraved Relic Buffalo Nickel Telecaster Style Guitar Body fits Tele Pickguard
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Relic Stratocaster LOADED BODY Strat Blonde + Gold
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Allparts Neck fits Fender Jazzmaster Stratocaster Bound + Blocks relic
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Relic Stratocaster LOADED BODY Strat Shell Pink
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Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass LOADED BODY J Bass Bound Gunmetal Blue Relic
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Relic Stratocaster BODY Strat Guitar Sonic Blue
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fender bass precision jazz relic worn Frankenstein
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Relic Stratocaster BODY+ HARDWARE Strat Black
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1 PIECE ASH MJT Wildwood Guitar Body 2 Tone Sunburst for Fender Relic Strat
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2006 Fender Custom Shop 1965 Stratocaster Relic Body COA Neckplate
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Custom Relic Silver Paisley Telecaster Style Guitar Body fits Tele + Pickguard
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Relic Stratocaster NECK Strat Maple Large C
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Custom Relic Copper Paisley Telecaster Style Guitar Body fits Tele + Pickguard
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Journeyman Relic Stratocaster BODY Strat Candy Red
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Relic Telecaster LOADED BODY Tele Surf Green
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Vintage 60s Fender Road Worn Jazzmaster BODY + HARDWARE Nitro Relic Sunburst
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2007 Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Relic Body COA Neckplate Surf Green
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Fender Japan MIJ Stratocaster Alder Shell Pink Strat Body 60s RI Relic 90s
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Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Relic Stratocaster BODY+ HARDWARE Strat HotRod Red
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Originally posted 2009-06-30 21:20:55.

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