Relics. The Real Story - Ask Zac 46

April 17, 2020

I love relics when they are done well, but must say that there are few things uglier than when aging is done badly. In today's AZ, I retell the story of seeing Joe Glaser age a pickup cover in a restoration project, long before the beginning of the Fender relics.  I also dispel the often told story that the Relic series happened after Fender sent some guitars to Keith Richards, and he indicated "Go beat them up, they look too new." It never happened according to former head of the Fender Custom Shop, John Page, Master Builder J. Black, and Vince Cunetto. I end the episode showing an old-school hot lick, that is guaranteed to turn heads.

Gear used in Video:

2019 Danocaster Blackguard (1953 Telecaster Style) with Ron Ellis 52T (Bridge) and Julian Lage (Neck)

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10,12,16, 24, 34, 44.

Pick: Blue Chip TPR 35 RB

Amp: 1967 Deluxe Reverb amp with Celestion V30 speaker

Effects used:

TC Polytune

Mirage compressor pedal

9v power via Truetone CS6