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Olric
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My reliced Burny RLG-50

Post by Olric » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:36 am

Got this guitar last year, a 1983 model if I'm correct.
A nice guitar, but was never too fond of the finish.

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So I found a guy specializing in refinishing and relicing, I asked him something in the spirit of Joe Bonamassa's Snakebite burst, and here is the result :
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I must say I'm quite happy with the outcome.

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Post by Olric » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:37 am

Wow the photos are big here.

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:47 am

Wow..... LOVE that!!!
Very authentic looking and tastefully done. From clown burst to a nice faded violin finish.

Curious..... what did that cost?

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Post by Olric » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:52 am

Marcus, it did cost 500€ in total. Around 580 USD.
Rather reasonable I think.

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:00 am

Olric wrote:Marcus, it did cost 500€ in total. Around 580 USD.
Rather reasonable I think.
That's quite an investment in a Burny - but I must say it looks awesome. Did you upgrade/replace pickups, hardware and electronics?

Where are Relic Art Guitars located?

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Post by #44 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:11 am

Wow what a difference.

Love that look

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Post by Olric » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:16 am

marcusnieman wrote:
Olric wrote:Marcus, it did cost 500€ in total. Around 580 USD.
Rather reasonable I think.
That's quite an investment in a Burny - but I must say it looks awesome. Did you upgrade/replace pickups, hardware and electronics?

Where are Relic Art Guitars located?
You're right, that's almost as much as the guitar itself.
But I liked the guitar itself as an instrument, and I wonder if I would have made the changes on an expensive instrument. I wanted to test on an instrument for which I would not have any remorse.
I have changed the wiring harness, and installed some Suhr Thornbuckers.
It's really a very nice guitar now, in looks, playbility and tone.

Relic Art is in France , not far from Lyon ( https://www.relicartguitares.fr/ )

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:55 am

Thanks.... and again, well done!

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Post by -Alan- » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:34 am

That is a great job.

Makes me a bit less worried about getting a knock or two on my own VF Les Paul :)

Any info on how they got the lovely cracked surface finish Olric ?

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Post by jonah65 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:58 am

Amazing job, love it! 8)

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Post by Olric » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:21 am

@Alan : not so sure. Some people put the body in a freezer for a short period of time I think. Not sure if that's how he did it actually.
Some other people do the weather checking with a scalpel (Tom Murphy I think ?)

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Post by brokentoes » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:46 am

I don't usually like relic jobs but that one is very nice and not overdone. Bravo !!

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Post by Olric » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:44 am

Thanks all !

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Post by -Alan- » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:17 am

Freezer treatment you say, sounds .. kind of cool .. :)

Been back looking at those pica a couple of times now - really is a cracker looking thing. Best argument I've come across ever for not worrying about polishing guitars, and just playing them.

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Post by Olric » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:45 am

Yeah, with this kind of finish, you don't really care anymore about a new dent in the guitar...

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