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EGR’s Great Tele Relic Experiment: Heavenly Body

Disclosure Policy | Fri, Jun 6, 2008 | 1018 |

When last we left our , the brand spankin’ new 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 as we can tell at this point, the body is pretty much ready for prime time. Next week I promise to get into the nitty gritty of how we accomplished a number of the effects you see here, but to tide you all over, here’s a short photo gallery of our Relic Tele as it stands today.

For a truly close-up look you can dig through these high-res versions as well: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4, photo 5, photo 6.

Fender-Relic-Telecaster-Body

Relic-Tele-Knobs

Relic-Tele-Hardware

Fender-Tele-Relic-Bumps

Fender-Telecaster-Relic-Body

Fender-Telecaster-Relic-Body2

Of course, we’ve just barely begun to work on the neck, but I hope to get it sanded and stained in nitro amber over the weekend. In any event, we will soon go into greater detail on how we aged the pickguard, dented the body, and otherwise wore the hell out of this sweet Tele.

Until next week…