@Klunk – I already did that with this one…took me 25 years.
See I was looking (I said looking) at Fender Custom Shop relics, then I got onto Crinson replicas and Haar replicas, then I found “Historic Makeovers” for Les Pauls, then I found RebelRelics. Been reading about them all, and comparing prices, and wondering……. So then I thought I’d ask on here as I know there’s lots of guitarists. Suppose I should hace gone out on my bike really.
I bought a Custom Shop relic a few years back, it’s OK, but I’ve noticed as I’ve played it, the neck has started to look less old than when I bought it…which makes it feel a bit phoney (which of course it is). I think i’d rather buy new and let nature take it’s course.
They look very well done, though for €2000, you’re getting close to Fender Custom Shop relics, so why not do that instead?
That blue Strat looks very similar to one I got from Wavelength guitars in Sheffield – which cost me £800 and it’s still one of my favourites to play. I do like shiny guitars, but I always seem to come back to worn ones.
Heh. I would have sworn that your own strat there is a bad DIY relic job
Saw a RebelRelic one a wee while back, it was slightly overdone but that was at the customer’s request- he wanted lots of wear but no damage, as I understand it, which always looks silly. But some of the ones on the website look really spot on.
Stupid idea, in the flesh they always just look they’ve been sanded and battered randomly.
And to actually answer your question, I’ve played a couple of the rebel guitars, they’re pants for the money. Get a fender Vintage Vibe instead,just as good if not better playing and a damn sight cheaper.
I’ve just paid slightly shy of 5k for a Gibson Byrdland Florentine, if I’ve paid thousands for a guitar, it better bloody play like it, and the rebels don’t frankly.