Mexican-made Fender Telecaster as another in our very occasional "When Relics Go Bad" series. But I have to ask, "Is it just me?" I personally think that it looks catastrophically bad. Apparently it was a professional relic job but I couldn't care less how much work went into making it look like this, to my eyes it appears to be a painfully inept piece of work. I just look at it and think, "How would a guitar sustain a distressed finish like this through natural usage? One of the first places you'd expect to see wear and tear would be in the middle of the rear of the body, an area prone to the infamous "belt buckle rash". However on this guitar that particular part of the finish is almost pristine.
You know what? I look at a creation like this and I just don't know what to think any more.
Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $999. And what's more, someone will probably buy it.
G L Wilson
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