- RebelRelic guitars….what do you think?
@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.
SBPosted 7 years agolodiousMember
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.Posted 7 years agochippsSubscriber
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.Posted 7 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
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.
I think it’s nuts frankly but ymmv.Posted 7 years agotadeuszkriegerMember
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.Posted 7 years ago
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