Relic Custom Department
  Since years ago, our Custom Shop has been a "dream factory" producing all kinds of guitar replicas from top players of each time. Of course, we dare not say our replicas are as good as originals, but they are more attractive price, far below the originals’ price, just about $300-$600. Besides, The craftsmen in our Custom Shop are all known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that range from the fine to the fantastic, so the quality of our guitars can also be assured. Whether they're building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. Our Custom Shop have customized and crafted replicas of guitars from th...More
You Supply The Imagination. We''ll Supply The Craftsmanship.
  Who knows what kind of guitars you dream? Only you! It’s your imagination, from the body shape, to the feel of the neck, the graphics, the inlays, the hardware, the materials, and others, limited only by your creativity.   It can be as simple as making small changes to one of our existing models, or as complex as creating a brand new design that exists only in your vision. With access to the world’s most respected and experienced luthiers, our custom shop can literally turn your dreams into reality.   Our guitar custom shop wants to give you everything you need to make a personalizing custom guitar fast and easy. You can visit our Website to know m...More
New Events
    Group Buying Event   Thank you so much for your attention and support to Rare in such a long time. We are now launching the newest Group sale event  The Group Sale Discount will be given to group orders which over 10 participants. If you want to order a guitar from us, you can post the group-buying events information on your Facebook, Twitter, guitar forums and other social network platforms, and call on others to order the guitar with you together. As long as the group number totals up to 10,  you and all of the participants will get this significant discount. This offer is a long-term effective offer.   Many guitarists often email us that they love...More
Rare Relic Guitars
Do you want a unique looking guitar that only belongs to you? If you are a guitarist and you want a nice looking “axe”, you are in the right place. Choose a custom hand painted or a relic guitar will satisfy your desire. You can select whichever guitar you like as the base.          Rare Relic Guitars We specialize in customize vintage style guitars and professional on guitar relic work.  All relic guitars we made are all Hand-Crafted Custom-Built vintage style guitar;  they all have really cool looking, of course also in a reasonable price.  We accept any kind of relic orders, from light age job to heavy relic;  ou...More
Rare Hand Painted Guitars
Do you want a unique looking guitar that only belongs to you?    If you are a guitarist and you want a nice looking “axe”, you are in the right place. Choose a custom hand painted or a relic guitar will satisfy    your desire. You can select whichever guitar you like as the base.          Rare Hand Painted Guitars   In Rare's work team, there are many professional hand painting artists who have engaged in studying hand painted guitars for years. We choose the    highest quality and expressive paint to show the most beautiful colors. Our specially developed paint mixing method could make sure the painting...More
The Story Between Rare and You
  Hi, this is Cherry and I believe many of you have known me.   Welcome to the rare guitar custom shop, and you have taken the first step to realize your dream by choosing us. Let’s make your dream come true——possessing your own perfect guitar!   Firstly, you can communicate the details of the guitar you want to our service staff without any obstacles. All of our service staff have a good knowledge of the guitar. You just need to list your requirements in the email. We will give you feedback in the shortest time and solve all your problems one to one.   Secondly, before the processing, our professional service staff will search the material about ...More
Rare FAQ
Special statement  About the long processing time for custom orders   Recently there are customers state that the processing time for our custom guitars is too long, here we would like to clarify it for all of our customers. We are a professional custom guitar shop, so when you place a custom order in our shop, our related staff need to look through and integrate all the complex data in order to know all the detailed characteristics of this guitar, including the body, neck, fingerboard wood, nut and string width parameters, and accurate positioning of the guitar body shape, the cutting angle and radius. For the guitar which has only one image for reference, or the one had stopped...More
Rare Custom Luthiers & Work Shop Tour
8 Main Advantages Make Us Beyond The Average
All the guitars we built are based on our customers' requests, If you do not like any of the guitars we showing on site and you would like to cusotmize a guitar dreamed for long time, please send the picture and the parameters of the guitar, or describe to us the ideas in your mind. We only need Pics and a few specs, we will make the guitar same as your dreamed guitar.   8 Main Advantages Make Us Beyond The Average   1. We can customize the guitar exactly the way you want it .    2. The rigorous tone wood selection support the stability of our guitars, very best 5A grade veneers bring up the most beautiful appearance.   3. Specialized manual sanding proc...More
Relic Work
Do you want a unique looking guitar that only belongs to you?    If you are a guitarist and you want a nice looking “axe”, you are in the right place. Choose a custom hand painted or a relic guitar will satisfy    your desire. You can select whichever guitar you like as the base.             Relic Work Our Guitar Custom Shop offers you a full line of Custom Relic Finishes; from the Closet Classic to the medium and heavy Roadworn finishes. These finishes can be selected right from the drop down menus we provide while ordering your parts. The photos below are only a few samples of the type of work we can d...More
Relic Guitar- Why You Should Buy One
  What are Relic guitars anyway? A relic is really a brand new guitar made to look really old by master builders from Fender; and in fact in recent times by Gibson too. Why? Why would someone buy a rusty; yellowing, scratched up piece of rotting wood? This question is really hot on almost all the videos and articles I've read. Some even criticize Fender and Gibson for making these guitars. Their angle was that these telecaster relic or strat relic guitars are 'reserved' for the talented and 'older' musician that have gone through the relic process with their guitar. To answer this question Fender Relic guitars; we must understand that the great guitar players that we listened to an...More
Shopworn ‘Relics’ Put Vintage Soul in Guitarists’ Hands
  If you’ve been down to your local blues bar recently and seen some young gun playing a beat-up 1959 Stratocaster, your eyes may have been fooling you. What looks like a vintage Strat is probably a “relic,” a modern-day copy that’s been artificially aged by master artisans: carefully worn, tarnished, rubbed, beaten and otherwise altered to look like it’s seen 50 years of sweat, smoke and back-room jam sessions. Relic guitars first became popular in the 1990s when Keith Richards encouraged two guys from the Fender Custom Shop — John Page and Jay Black — to build a couple of custom guitars and artificially age them. To actually “de-evo...More
How to Relic Your Guitar
How To: Relic Your Telecaster Because of the expense of buying a beat up vintage Tele, guitar manufacturers decided in the ’90′s to "recreate" the look and feel of 40 years of use on brand new guitars. Relics as Fender branded them were an instant success–and an instant controversy. For many they are completely wonderful, for others they are complete heresy."Why beat up a brand new guitar and then charge more for it?" Seems to be the main sentiment, but for many others it just makes perfect sense. Naturally, if the factory can do it then the DIY market can do it better. But how? Here is some information gleaned from two different sources — ...More
What make our guitars better from all the other 'relicers'?
So what makes your guitars better from all the other 'relicers' aged guitars out here?     All of our guitars and parts are aged or reliced with care and skill to simulate years of natural playing wear. We believe that our guitars would stand up to close scrutiny to the big USA custom shops. While we can't give you a real 1950's maple necked beauty...we can get you as close as possible!   Apart from the reasons above, our guitars also have the following features: * We use quality tone woods - Swamp Ash and Alder. * Our bodies and necks are accurately based on the originals dimensions and shapes, of coure except customers' special requirements. * We use quality ...More
Our Finish Options
  Our relic guitars, bodies and necks are finished with period correct nitro-cellulose lacquers. These lacquers are believed to be the most beneficial for the tone of the instrument. The finish is light and therefore the whole guitar will resonate much better than modern finishes. However these finishes are very delicate and are prone to fading and damage. That is why so many vintage guitars looked 'aged' or 'reliced'.   Our finishes replicate years of playing wear on the finish and give our guitars that 'played in' look. We lightly sand and oil and roll the frets to to give our necks superb comfort and playability.   We have 3 ageing or reliced finishes: 1, Unworn Fin...More
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