EGR's Great Tele Relic Experiment: Beatin' The Hell Out Of That Pickguard

As promised, I thought today I'd write down some of my thoughts on the creative process of aging our pickguard. First things first, we tossed aside our Baja Tele's single-ply black pickguard and went hunting for a nice retro-style mint green one to replace it. Unfortunately, finding a mint-green guard in a 5-hole configuration wasn't as easy as …

EGR's Great Tele Relic Experiment: The Nitty Gritty On The Neck & Fingerboard

Exhibit A: (photo, left) Inspiration for our Relic's neck, courtesy of this gorgeous '56 Masterbuilt Super Reilc over at the Music Zoo. So having put the body of our so-called Tele Relic to rest (save a few minor dings and scratches that still need to be added,) we have moved on to the most dangerous and delicate part of this entire project––a…

EGR's Great Tele Relic Experiment: Heavenly Body

When last we left our Great Tele Relic Experiment, the brand spankin' new Baja Player's Telecaster we had purchased on eBay was already looking like she'd seen far better days––but today she's absolutely dripping with sweaty night club mojo (if we do say so ourselves.) Of course, it was far from an overnight transformation, but as far…