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'95 was a big year for the Stratocaster. First up, Bonnie Raitt became the first woman to get a signature Strat, and secondly a phenomenon was born: Relicing.
When Keith Richards asked the Fender Custom Shop to build a couple of guitars for him to use on tour with the Stones, he complained that they looked too new. 'Bash 'em up a bit and I'll play 'em,' said Keef, and lo, the Custom Shop began distressing guitars.
The new Relic series was announced in 1995, with three Relic Strats and a Relic Nocaster on offer. Nearly two decades later, the hunger for reliced guitars has yet to abate...