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EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Maple Fingerboard White With Black Stripes Relic

EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Maple Fingerboard White With Black Stripes Relic

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£899.00 £999.00
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Atkin Historic Series The Forty Three Relic

Atkin Historic Series The Forty Three Relic

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£3,499.00
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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

£5,199.00
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Atkin D37 Relic

Atkin D37 Relic

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£3,299.00
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Atkin OM37 Aged

Atkin OM37 Aged

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£3,299.00
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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

£9,999.00
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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

£5,999.00 £6,199.00
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Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

£4,199.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged Pelham Blue

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged Pelham Blue

£5,499.00
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Fender Custom Shop 63 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Daphne Blue

Fender Custom Shop 63 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Daphne Blue

£3,639.00 £4,049.00
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Charvel Henrik Danhage Limited Edition Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HS FR White Relic Maple Fingerboard

Charvel Henrik Danhage Limited Edition Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HS FR White Relic Maple Fingerboard

£1,299.00 £1,649.00
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Sigma GMC-15E Aged

Sigma GMC-15E Aged

£439.00
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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

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Vibrola Heavy Aged Faded Cherry

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Vibrola Heavy Aged Faded Cherry

£6,499.00 £6,799.00
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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

£4,699.00 £4,999.00
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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 £8,799.00
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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

£7,999.00 £8,699.00
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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

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-355 Reissue Stop Bar Ultra Light Aged Ebony

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-355 Reissue Stop Bar Ultra Light Aged Ebony

£6,299.00 £6,999.00
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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

£5,999.00 £6,199.00
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Mooer MTR1 Trelicopter Optical Tremolo Mini Pedal

Mooer MTR1 Trelicopter Optical Tremolo Mini Pedal

£55.99
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Fender Custom Shop 58 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Aged White Blonde

Fender Custom Shop 58 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Aged White Blonde

£3,799.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Precision Bass Special Journeyman Relic Aged Sherwood Green Metallic

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Precision Bass Special Journeyman Relic Aged Sherwood Green Metallic

£4,139.00 £4,599.00
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Fender Custom Shop 63 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Olympic White

Fender Custom Shop 63 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Olympic White

£3,639.00 £4,049.00
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Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Aged Cherry Sunburst Murphy Lab Light Aged

Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Aged Cherry Sunburst Murphy Lab Light Aged

£5,999.00 £7,999.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '59 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Aged Dirty Shell Pink Over Chocolate 3-Colour Sunburst

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '59 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Aged Dirty Shell Pink Over Chocolate 3-Colour Sunburst

£5,199.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '59 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Aged Black Over Chocolate 3-Colour Sunburst

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '59 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Aged Black Over Chocolate 3-Colour Sunburst

£5,199.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '56 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Aged India Ivory

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '56 Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Aged India Ivory

£4,599.00
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Atkin The Essential D Relic

Atkin The Essential D Relic

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£3,099.00
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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

£6,399.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Ebony

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Ebony

£5,399.00 £5,999.00
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Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde

£4,099.00
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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

£6,199.00
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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

£7,799.00
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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

£6,199.00
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EVH Frankenstein Relic Series Maple Fingerboard Black

EVH Frankenstein Relic Series Maple Fingerboard Black

£1,269.00 £1,479.00
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 59 Precision Bass Special Relic Chocolate 3 Colour Sunburst

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 59 Precision Bass Special Relic Chocolate 3 Colour Sunburst

£5,399.00
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EVH Frankenstein Relic Series Maple Fingerboard White

EVH Frankenstein Relic Series Maple Fingerboard White

£1,269.00 £1,479.00
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John Cruz Custom Guitars Crossville ST Olympic White Time Capsule Alder Rosewood Fingerboard

John Cruz Custom Guitars Crossville ST Olympic White Time Capsule Alder Rosewood Fingerboard

£4,999.00 £5,999.00
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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

£7,799.00 £8,699.00
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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.

Our relic guitars come included with a guitar case.

 

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.