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No dirt, polyurethane or shoe polish used in any of our relics. We just add the "mojo" with pigment, and texture, to realistically replicate age and feel of that old heavy relic guitar you always wanted but couldn't afford. No expense in quality or time was spared to get that custom shop look, feel and sound without shelling out $4-7K. Make Guitarwacky’s Custom Relics your “affordable” alternative. Guitarwacky Custom Relic Finishes ages-the finest affordable American Fender Relic Stratocasters and Telecasters on the market today-with the exception of metal flake finishes; typically under $1500.

Just completed: 7lb 9oz American Fender Stratocaster Custom Relic Green Sparkle. This stunning nitrocellulose lacquer finish was professionally aged by hand to perfection. This is not an assembly line produced finish. Guitarwacky's proprietary finish is top quality and was developed over time. The base coat is gold candy pearl lacquer. The flake coats were Custom Lil Daddy Roth "Lime Squeezer Green ". Roth pearls and paints are the essence of 50's-60's cool vintage vibe. This muted vintage green metal flake just pops! Some pics taken in sun light.

Next, the Alder body received the ultimate Guitarwacky proprietary pigment age treatment including tons of vintage shattered glass finish checking. That's finish checking on several layers of lacquer; horizontal and vertical. This process defines vintage instruments. The finish product is authentic and gorgeous; see for yourself.  Don't forget to checkout our other affordable relics, then follow us to be notified when guitars are listed;Google us! Also check our recent relic sales feedback w/links included below.

This beauty is powered by an SSS configuration. Fender Custom Shop Fat 50's power this beast-orange drop capacitors - Modern "C"-shape neck 9-1/2" profile- jumbo frets- 5 way selector switch.

Guitarwacky aged pick guard completes this incredible guitar. Frets dressed and polished and the guitar will arrive freshly setup and ready to play. Aged vintage tuners and slinky 09’s; she’s ready to go! Saddles, screws and hardware were aged and sealed, so that they will look tomorrow, the way they look today for years to come.

Understanding the significance of quality, Guitarwacky Custom relics are flawlessly detailed by artisans whose love for guitar can only be measured by the level of detail embodied within their relic art. This strat arrives in a nice no frills hardshell pictured in VG cond. Aged Trem Arm included. Join us in making quality Relics affordable again. 

Shipping! No worries here! We loosen string tension then professionally pack using brand new guitar boxes. Don't worry-No packing peanuts.  

Guaranteed to love your guitar or just send it back in same condition received within three days for a full refund(minus delivery shipping).

Recent client feedback with guitar links; check them out!:

Fantastic guitar! Bob is a master craftsman and a genuine guy...would definitely buy from him again!!

June 19, 2020 by Soul-Ful Tone Inc.

Gary Grant – June 19, 2020

I have been watching these relic models come up for sale for about about a year. I told myself if a blue metal flake HSS ever came up, I would buy it. Last weekend it happened! Great seller. Thanks Bob for the unique piece. I'll be playing it live tomorrow night and Saturday night, and I'm sure years to come!

Jacob Sloan – June 18, 2020

2006 relic telecaster Plays amazing. Looks great. The shop was super communicative, crazy fast shipper and I couldnt be happier. Keep up the AMAZING work!

Adam Ryan – June 13, 2020

Looks great, thanks!

Brent M. – May 5th, 2020
Super fast shipping. Arrived in excellent shape! Thanks!Jaime H. – Apr 6th, 2020
Great guitar and great seller. Good communication and fast shipment with well protected packaging. Thanks!Kevin M. – Mar 13th, 2020
The relic is absolutely beautiful! And the finish feels wonderful. I tech for the band Lit and the bass player gets relic basses from the fender custom shop, I believe your quality is WAY better.  I would definitely buy another guitar from you. It looks and sounds awesome. My buddy that has a recording studio was super impressed. It is pairing nicely with my Bad Cat Black Cat combo. I finally have my dream rig!
If you ever get another tele, let me know.
Patrick O. – Mar 4th, 2020
This thing is unreal. I’m selling all my other guitars, well except maybe 2 -3 others. For sure on par or surpass the F shop for 3-4x more. Thanks again Bob. If you ever do a relic paisley under vintage cream or light blue let me know.
American Fender Stratocaster Heavy Relic Nitro Sunburst HSS CS Texas Specials
Patrick O. – Mar 4th, 2020
Thanks amazing looking and sounding guitar ...for the price you can’t beat it , if fender made this relic style it would cost easily $4k-$7k
David A. – Feb 13th, 2020
Thanks for the awesome relic. This guitar plays amazing. Done right for 1/3 of the price of a custom shop Strat. He doesn’t claim them to be custom shop either, but they are just as good if not better. More unique for sure. Artfully done and quality. Was setup ready to play when I opened up the case.
Andrew T. – Feb 6th, 2020
Amazing relic work. This guitar is magnificently aged and plays like a dream! Would definitely purchase another one or two from GuitarWacky!! Thanks Again Bob!!!
Alex D. – Jan 29th, 2020
Fantastic guitar! Very pleasantly surprised how smooth the relic job feels. Plays and sounds like a dream with the custom shop pickups. I set the guitar up for half-step down tuning with the 9's strings it shipped with and haven't had any tuning or intonation issues whatsoever! Would definitely consider purchasing from Bob again. Thanks!!
Todd N. – Jan 26th, 2020
Thank you, Bob! It is absolutely gorgeous and sounds fabulous.
Rocksit T. – Apr 7th, 2019
Awesome product ... the guitar has that mojo from the case to a quick setup to my liking ... I can’t put this thing down ... it inspires me to create ... wacky did a superb job I’m glad I was able to score this guitar ... I’ve had 3k prs guitar and fender Americans hi end ... but this is just the one I’ve been looking for ... thanks fellas I’ll Ben keeping an eye out for more work from you .... ps the shipping was fast as well ....
Matthew T. – Apr 7th, 2019
Sweet guitar from Guitarwacky! Looks great. Plays great. Sounds great. Great communication from seller and super fast shipping. Would definitely buy another guitar from Guitarwacky—and probably will when I get GAS again.
American Fender Stratocaster Nitro Faded White Heavy Relic Custom Shop Fat 50's Pickups
Probably one of the best guitar purchases i've ever made. Matches the quality, sound, appearance, and play-ability of a custom shop relic at 1/3 the cost. Couldn't be happier.
John M. – Jun 1st, 2019
Amazing Telecaster! Great seller with excellent communication.Guitarwacky does excellent work ! Thanks 😃 June 01, 2019
July 01, 2019
Todd N. – Jun 27th, 2019
This is an absolutely gorgeous guitar. Best relic job I’ve seen. Plays like butter. Thanks!
David C. – Jul 1st, 2019
Superb! This guitar is everything I hoped it would be and then some. A quick preface is that I have a 74' Strat I love, a 2018 Fender custom shop 57' Strat for 4k. This one feels better than the custom.I love the feel of a nice worn in guitar and sometimes when I want to get something new I like the option of having the feel of a beautiful old Strat without the insane price tag.This guitar nailed that! The relic work is amazing! The neck and fretboard are so smooth! Absolutely Love It!
Ricky T. – Jul 15th, 2019

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Listed4 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • Stratocaster
  • Green Sparkle
  • 2006
Made In
  • United States
Body Type
  • Solid Body

Guitarwacky Relic Guitars

New City, NY, United States
Joined Reverb:2016

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