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Atkin The Essential D Relic

Atkin The Essential D Relic

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 2-Pickup Ultra Light Aged Ebony

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 2-Pickup Ultra Light Aged Ebony

£6,599.00
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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 Limited Edition Precision Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Lake Placid Blue

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Precision Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Lake Placid Blue

£4,549.00
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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 1964 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

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

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Southern Fade

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Southern Fade

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Wide Tomato Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Wide Tomato Burst

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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

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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

£8,099.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Telecaster Heavy Relic Aged Butterscotch Blonde

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Telecaster Heavy Relic Aged Butterscotch Blonde

£4,549.00
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Gretsch Custom Shop G6134T 1959 Pink Penguin Faded Shell Pink Heavy Relic

Gretsch Custom Shop G6134T 1959 Pink Penguin Faded Shell Pink Heavy Relic

£8,999.00
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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

£5,699.00
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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

£4,599.00
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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

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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

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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

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Ultra Light Aged Ebony

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Ultra Light Aged Ebony

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Mooer MTR1 Trelicopter Optical Tremolo

Mooer MTR1 Trelicopter Optical Tremolo

£49.99
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Sunrise Teaburst

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

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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

£9,399.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Olympic White

Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Olympic White

£4,799.00
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Gibson Custom Shop 1961 ES-335 Reissue Heavy Aged 60s Cherry

Gibson Custom Shop 1961 ES-335 Reissue Heavy Aged 60s Cherry

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Atkin Essential OM Aged Finish #1972

Atkin Essential OM Aged Finish #1972

£2,999.00
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Atkin Essential OM Aged Finish #2016

Atkin Essential OM Aged Finish #2016

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LSL Instruments Saticoy Heavy Aged 2 Tone Sunburst Roasted Pine Body Roasted Flame Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard

LSL Instruments Saticoy Heavy Aged 2 Tone Sunburst Roasted Pine Body Roasted Flame Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard

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LSL Instruments T Bone Heavy Aged Butterscotch Roasted Pine Body Roasted Flame Maple Fingerboard

LSL Instruments T Bone Heavy Aged Butterscotch Roasted Pine Body Roasted Flame Maple Fingerboard

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LSL Instruments T Bone Heavy Aged Butterscotch Roasted Pine Body Roasted Flame Maple Fingerboard #Leylah

LSL Instruments T Bone Heavy Aged Butterscotch Roasted Pine Body Roasted Flame Maple Fingerboard #Leylah

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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R120427

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R120427

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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R120649

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R120649

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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R120509

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R120509

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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R119618

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R119618

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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R120311

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over Desert Sand #R120311

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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Strat HSS Heavy Relic Olympic White over Candy Apple Red #R119925

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Strat HSS Heavy Relic Olympic White over Candy Apple Red #R119925

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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over 3 Tone Sunburst #R120494

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over 3 Tone Sunburst #R120494

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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over 3 Tone Sunburst #R120403

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Black Over 3 Tone Sunburst #R120403

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Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Relic Aged Burgandy Mist Metallic #CZ552665

Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Relic Aged Burgandy Mist Metallic #CZ552665

£3,999.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic Natural Blonde #R112384

Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic Natural Blonde #R112384

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Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic Natural Blonde #R113524

Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic Natural Blonde #R113524

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Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Relic Super Faded Aged 3 Colour Chocolate Sunburst #CZ556285

Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Relic Super Faded Aged 3 Colour Chocolate Sunburst #CZ556285

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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.