Guitarwacky’s Custom Relic finishes surpass most relic fan’s expectations because we spare no expense in quality or time, to get that boutique custom shop look, feel and sound without shelling out $3-5K. Our one-off heavy relic finished guitars set themselves apart from other relics with quality hand rubbed custom nitro neck and body finishes, plus one-off totally custom nitro lacquered guards, covers and knobs.
They look like old barn and attic find relic guitars-plain and simple! We don’t just pump them out by slapping new loaded pick guards on what is thought to be an aged guitar. It is cutting corners on time cost and originality; assembly lines do that!
The stunning Black on Inca Silver finish reveals splashes of Graffiti Yellow around its edges vividly accenting the dark color. The abundant finish checking is radical and stunning in its unrestrained complexity throughout the body. Like age lines on ones face, naturally ornamenting the silver and yellow against black, this Strat’s incredible finish checking is self-branding with ample mojo. This finish checked patina serves as its defining symbol of age and life experience. Primary indicators of historical significance in humans and guitars are wrinkles and finish checking.
Clients consider our refinished relics collectable keepsakes and this one is no different. This is number 1 (SN- 112018-01) of that vintage series. This spectacular relic started out as a 1997 Inca Silver American Standard Stratocaster which was in excellent condition. It is powered by a complete set of Fender Noiseless Pickups and circuitry.
The neck and headstock were artfully aged then lacquer tinted. The frets were leveled and polished plus a vintage bridge plate and saddles were aged and added for period accuracy. Finally vintage bushings and tuners were added to the headstock to complete this project.
Vintage tuners, bridge saddles, screws and hardware were aged then sealed, so that they will look tomorrow, the way they look today for years to come. We added the mojo with pigment and texture to credibly replicate age and feel of that old guitar you always wanted but could never afford. This Guitarwacky Custom Fender Stratocaster Relic refinish arrives in a Black Fender Pro Tolex hard shell case.