Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
We just noticed that you can get “relic” effects pedals now. Fender, at the recent winter NAMM show, announced a new line up of “Road Worn” Strats, Teles and bass guitars for the masses. For years the Fender Custom Shop has offered pricey relic’d models. A man named Tom Murphy, who works with Gibson, has perfected a technique to make your brand new guitar look 20 years old and it only costs an extra grand. If you’re the DIY-type, just search the web and you’ll find tons of tips, suggestions and techniques to age your guitar. Full Story.
Monday, January 5th, 2009
It looks like Fender is taking a cue from the world blue jeans and making the worn-out look a new fashion with guitars. Soon you’ll no longer have to wait 20 years and beat the hell out of your guitar to get that worn in look. Fender is introducing a new line of guitars called the “Road Worn Series“.
The Fender Road Worn Series guitars will have a distressed look that’s often featured on some of Fender’s higher-end Custom Shop replicas. The Road Worn Series will consist of the ’50s Telecaster, ’50s Stratocaster and ’60s Stratocaster and a ’50s Precision and ’60s Jazz bass.