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 custom finished 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!
Surf Green is gorgeous and Fender originally used Surf Green (Duco 2461) between 1960 and 1965. Surf Green is the same color found on many 57 Chevys. As pretty as she is photographing her was a challenge. Depending upon the daylight; pics came out green while some came out blue and blue green.
This relic was inspired from 2003 American Fender Strat with a Rosewood fretboard, American Alnico magnet strat pickups, 5-way switch, and grease bucket tone circuitry. Over the weeks of November, and after several coats of nitro lacquer were applied, sanded then hand rubbed, we aged the guitar, added texture and rendered it ready to accept several final nitro satin clear coats. Once applied clear coats were processed by hand for hours, rendering and honing the finish to a polished high gloss surface which was then softened to a gorgeous smooth aged satin luster.
The finished product is just incredible. The fine spider web finish checking was artfully applied and is generous throughout this spectacular relic finish making this a true one-off. 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.
Frets were leveled and polished for easy playing. Mojo added with pigment and texture to realistically replicate age and feel of that old guitar you always wanted but could never afford. This relic plays and sounds incredible. Guitarwacky’s Custom Relics are affordable and won’t break the bank. If you don’t own a Surf Green 57 Chevy you can own this stunning Surf Green Stratocaster.