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post May 11 2014, 01:01 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 11 2014, 03:04 AM) *
Especially when it's obviously fake, E.g. the "relic" bits are under two inches of gloss. But again, to each his own, whatever folks wanna play/use/dig etc. is entirely up to them so I save go for it smile.gif


As you always say man - each to his own wink.gif


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post May 12 2014, 04:33 PM
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Well, there's obviously a big demographic for it if big companies and small boutique companies are really capitalizing on it.

I dig an older 'style' look to a guitar that might seem a bit faded, but a really obvious relic just looks odd to me.

Fender released the Joe Strummer signature tele, and it looks terrible.


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post May 13 2014, 07:23 AM
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QUOTE (SeeJay @ May 12 2014, 03:33 PM) *
Well, there's obviously a big demographic for it if big companies and small boutique companies are really capitalizing on it.

I dig an older 'style' look to a guitar that might seem a bit faded, but a really obvious relic just looks odd to me.

Fender released the Joe Strummer signature tele, and it looks terrible.


Joe Strummer - the dude from Clash, right? I don't remember any of the Clash vids to have him playing a relic'd Tele tho.. might be I should wear some glasses biggrin.gif


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post May 13 2014, 07:58 AM
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This is the Tele I think of when I think of Joe Strummer.
That Fender relic is an abomination.

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post May 14 2014, 07:52 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ May 13 2014, 06:58 AM) *
This is the Tele I think of when I think of Joe Strummer.
That Fender relic is an abomination.

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Alright - my bad! This makes A LOT of sense biggrin.gif Thanks for the share Ken!


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post May 14 2014, 02:49 PM
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I wasn't referring to what you were talking about Cosmin.
Just commenting on the Fender relic'd Joe Strummer guitar.

*I guarantee you Joe Strummer is turning over in his grave at the thought that a corporation (along with a plagiarist - Shepard Fairey) is using his name to sell beat up guitars. Unless the money is going to a charity(?).

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post May 15 2014, 09:00 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ May 14 2014, 01:49 PM) *
I wasn't referring to what you were talking about Cosmin.
Just commenting on the Fender relic'd Joe Strummer guitar.

*I guarantee you Joe Strummer is turning over in his grave at the thought that a corporation (along with a plagiarist - Shepard Fairey) is using his name to sell beat up guitars. Unless the money is going to a charity(?).


He was a punk icon, of course he is rolling in his grave smile.gif

Who's Shepard Fairey?


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post May 15 2014, 03:51 PM
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yea that's not a 'relic' that's just beating your guitar up for years.

Yea I don't know WHO at fender thumbed up the strummer signature. SO bad looking.


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post May 15 2014, 03:51 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 15 2014, 01:00 AM) *
He was a punk icon, of course he is rolling in his grave smile.gif

Who's Shepard Fairey?


https://www.google.com/search?q=shepard+fai...19&ie=UTF-8


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post May 16 2014, 02:14 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ May 15 2014, 02:51 PM) *


Heh, thanks Ken smile.gif I asked because I thought you might also have an interesting story on the guy biggrin.gif


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post May 16 2014, 04:38 PM
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Here's the denouement ...
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/...=blogs&_r=0


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