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Atkin The Essential D Relic

Atkin The Essential D Relic

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£2,799.00
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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 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 '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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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 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 Royal Teaburst

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

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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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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

£6,099.00
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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 1956 Stratocaster Relic with Closet Classic Hardware Faded Aged Tahitian Coral Left Handed

Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Relic with Closet Classic Hardware Faded Aged Tahitian Coral Left Handed

£3,649.00
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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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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Faded Aged Daphne Blue

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Faded Aged Daphne Blue

£3,849.00
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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 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

£5,499.00
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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 Heavy Aged Golden Poppy Burst

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

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

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

£7,499.00
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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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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Olympic White Left Handed #R109258

Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Olympic White Left Handed #R109258

£4,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Daphne Blue Left Handed

Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Daphne Blue Left Handed

£4,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Ocean Turquoise #R109421

Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Ocean Turquoise #R109421

£4,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Inca Silver #R109379

Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Inca Silver #R109379

£4,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Black over 2 Tone Sunburst  #R109794

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Black over 2 Tone Sunburst #R109794

£4,799.00
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Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Super Heavy Relic Butterscotch Blonde #R108682

Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Super Heavy Relic Butterscotch Blonde #R108682

£4,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Super Heavy Relic Butterscotch Blonde #R107343

Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Super Heavy Relic Butterscotch Blonde #R107343

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Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Super Heavy Relic Butterscotch Blonde #R108887

Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Super Heavy Relic Butterscotch Blonde #R108887

£4,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Black over 3 Tone Sunburst #R113349

Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Black over 3 Tone Sunburst #R113349

£4,799.00
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Fender Custom Shop 51 Nocaster Relic Butterscotch Blonde  #R108856

Fender Custom Shop 51 Nocaster Relic Butterscotch Blonde #R108856

£3,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Surf Green #R109492

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Surf Green #R109492

£3,999.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Surf Green #R109976

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Surf Green #R109976

£3,999.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Dakota Red #R109478

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Dakota Red #R109478

£3,999.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Ice Blue Metallic #R110100

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Ice Blue Metallic #R110100

£3,999.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Black over 3 Tone Sunburst #R110085

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Black over 3 Tone Sunburst #R110085

£4,399.00
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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.