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Atkin D37 Relic

Atkin D37 Relic

£2,999.00
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Atkin Historic Series The Forty Three Relic

Atkin Historic Series The Forty Three Relic

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£3,099.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '57 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Black Left Handed

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '57 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Black Left Handed

£3,199.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Aged Candy Apple Red

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Aged Candy Apple Red

£3,599.00
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Fender Custom Shop 51 Nocaster Relic Butterscotch Blonde Left Handed

Fender Custom Shop 51 Nocaster Relic Butterscotch Blonde Left Handed

£3,499.00
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Suhr Classic T Antique Vintage Natural MN SSCII

Suhr Classic T Antique Vintage Natural MN SSCII

£2,599.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Ultra Light Aged Goldtop Double Gold

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Ultra Light Aged Goldtop Double Gold

£4,599.00
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Fender Custom Shop 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Journeyman Relic Nocaster Blonde

Fender Custom Shop 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Journeyman Relic Nocaster Blonde

£3,599.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural

£5,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural #A90463

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural #A90463

£5,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

£5,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

£5,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Ultra Light Aged Cherry Red

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Ultra Light Aged Cherry Red

£4,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 SG Special Lightning Bar Ultra Light Aged Classic White

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 SG Special Lightning Bar Ultra Light Aged Classic White

£3,899.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901597

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901597

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901595

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901595

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Royal Teaburst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Royal Teaburst

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Royal Teaburst #90985

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Royal Teaburst #90985

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Light Aged Goldtop Darkback

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Light Aged Goldtop Darkback

£5,399.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup Bigsby Light Aged

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup Bigsby Light Aged

£7,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup Bigsby Light Aged #71065

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup Bigsby Light Aged #71065

£7,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Green Lemon Fade

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Green Lemon Fade

£7,899.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Slow Iced Tea Fade

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Slow Iced Tea Fade

£7,899.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Golden Poppy Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Golden Poppy Burst

£7,899.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Tangerine Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Tangerine Burst

£7,899.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Lemon Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Lemon Burst

£9,199.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Kindred Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Kindred Burst

£9,199.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Kindred Burst #90991

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Kindred Burst #90991

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Kindred Burst #901006

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Kindred Burst #901006

£9,199.00
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Balaguer Heritage Series Thicket Aged Olympic White One Off

Balaguer Heritage Series Thicket Aged Olympic White One Off

£1,999.00 £2,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1951 Telecaster Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1951 Telecaster Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

£4,199.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1951 Telecaster Heavy Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1951 Telecaster Heavy Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

£4,549.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1951 Telecaster Super Heavy Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1951 Telecaster Super Heavy Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

£4,799.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1962 Stratocaster Bone Tone Journeyman Relic Super Faded Aged Sonic Blue

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1962 Stratocaster Bone Tone Journeyman Relic Super Faded Aged Sonic Blue

£4,349.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1962 Stratocaster Bone Tone Journeyman Relic Dirty Shell Pink

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1962 Stratocaster Bone Tone Journeyman Relic Dirty Shell Pink

£4,349.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1951 HS Telecaster Heavy Relic Aged Butterscotch Blonde

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1951 HS Telecaster Heavy Relic Aged Butterscotch Blonde

£4,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Poblano II Stratocaster Relic Aged Olympic White

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Poblano II Stratocaster Relic Aged Olympic White

£4,099.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Poblano II Stratocaster Relic Aged Black

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Poblano II Stratocaster Relic Aged Black

£4,099.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Knotty Pine Cunife Telecaster Relic Aged Natural

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Knotty Pine Cunife Telecaster Relic Aged Natural

£4,649.00
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About Relic Guitars

Relic guitars have gained a large and dedicated following in recent years. While many of us love the look of a genuine vintage instrument, sadly the very high price tag and rarity make them unobtainable for most. Relic guitars allow you to get a similar look at a fraction of the cost!

The idea of relicing is to authentically reproduce the look and feel of a guitar that has already seen years of action on the road. This ranges from light relicing right through to a heavy aged look. It is a long and attentive process carried out by skilled craftspeople; we do not recommend giving it a go yourself!

Many companies make use of this popular technique on their models such as Atkin with their acoustic guitars, or Fender Custom Shop on Stratocaster and Telecaster electric guitars plus Jazz and Precision bases. Another fine example is the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab which recreates iconic models such as the 1959 Les Paul with very impressive levels of accuracy.

Why Should I Choose a Relic Guitar?

  • An authentic vintage look at a fraction of the price
  • Expertly crafted by highly skilled luthiers
  • Each guitar has its own unique character
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Relic Guitars

    Question: Do relic guitars sound better?
    While the relic'ing process does alter the finish on a guitar which can contribute to the tone, the most noticeable aspects are the looks and the playability. Many players enjoy the feel of a "worn-in" neck as well as the overall vintage aesthetic.
    Question: How much does it cost to relic a guitar?
    A lot of work goes into authentically relic'ing a guitar which can make it a costly process. It is extremely time-consuming due to the high attention to detail involved but when done well, the results speak for themselves.
    Question: How do you relic a guitar naturally?
    Many years of touring and performing gradually take their toll on a guitar. For those of us not in that position or who don't fancy waiting, relic guitars let you get that look.