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Without shipping back

- Preparation of body and neck for painting

- New nitro varnish refinishing (body and neck)

- Relic Process (with or without hardware)

Working time : 4 months (variable depending on my schedule)



Without shipping back

- Preparation (if necessary) of the body or neck for painting

- New nitro varnish refinishing

- Relic Process (hardware included if provided)

Working time : 3 month (variable depending on my schedule)


The colour

- Whatever the color requested (including over finish)

The relic spirit

- Whatever ageing you wish, from soft to hard (examples below)

Examples of ageing styles

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I don't offer makeover without relic finish or VOS or
ageing on colours already applied


"Freestyle" Package

This package is ideal for the more indecisive or rocky among you.

You want an old instrument but you have no ideas?

You like surprises and you prefer to leave me free hands on the best choice for your guitar?

This "Freestyle" package is made for you !

For a more affordable price, I decide everything:

-You let me choose the color myself

-You also let me choose the relic style, soft / medium / heavy, I decide myself

- To keep a maximum of mystery and surprise, you will have no pictures of the progress of the work.

-You would only discover the result once the instrument was back home!

Price of the"Freestyle" package



Without shipping back

- Stripping if necessary of body and neck


- New nitro varnish refinishing (body and neck)

- Relic Process (Body, Neck and hardware)

Working time : around 4 months (variable depending on my schedule)

  ATTENTION: This package is not available for bodies or necks only. 


In order to better understand your request, avoid misunderstandings with my clients and avoid too far-fetched projects that would not be in accordance with my ideas of ageing, I have decided to put together a list of information necessary and essential for the successful completion of your project.


Much of the information below is already on my website


You can also find a list of these items in the "Contact" section of the "Request a quote" form.


Know that what is most important to me is to achieve a realistic relic, requests that disagree with my convictions cannot be accepted.


The price (which is fixed) for a complete instrument is 650 euros (return shipping costs at your expense).

This price increases to 400 euros for only a body or a neck




I am a craftsman and my work cannot be a copy of a guitar,

I also consider that if you entrust me with your instrument, you have been sufficiently attentive to my work and convinced of it.


Once the details of a project have been agreed by both parties, and in order to respect my work, you will be able to have news of the work over the months it takes to complete your request, but I will only send you photos of the instrument once it has been completed.



Concerning the cracks (the faÏençage), they are made in a natural way, so I can't control how they will appear, I can't control anything, each guitar cracks differently.


Last thing very important to me: Your instrument is the result of a long work of craftsman.

Each guitar without exception (complete or only body or neck) will be stamped with my signature mark (behind the heads for the necks and in a cavity for the bodies) This is a sine qua non condition including on the oldest models.


Do not hesitate to add : example photos, comments, requests or additional information to your e-mail.


If your request is validated, I will send you in return a complete estimate, summarizing all your requests that I will ask you to sign to validate the start of the work. The result will be sent to you between 3 and 4 months after receipt of your instrument.


Thank you for your trust and cooperation.


My workshop is based in the Roanne region (42 - France), so your instrument may need to be shipped.

The shipping costs for the return trip are the responsibility of the owner.


Each instrument can be shipped anywhere in the world.

I send all instruments via private carriers (UPS, Fedex, TNT etc....)

The return shipment is systematically accompanied by an insurance up to 2000€ for a complete instrument and 1000€ for only body or only neck.

BE CAREFUL : to activate the insurance, it is imperative to open the package WITH the carrier upon receipt of your instrument to check for any damage. If this is the case, the insurance is cancelled if this verification is not respected.


I strongly recommend that the owner of the instrument protect it well when sending it because it will be sent back with the same boxes and protections.

I am not responsible for the loss, theft or breakage of your instrument (never happened before so PROTECT YOUR INSTRUMENT).

You can pick up your instrument at my workshop if you speak French, weekdays only, coffee is waiting for you :-)  



I am not a luthier and not guitarist, I don't have the knowledge to be able to propose a setting of the instrument as advanced, fine and precise as a professional can do.

My speciality is only varnishing and relic process, I just propose a basic adjustment for each guitar or bass leaving my workshop but a more advanced adjustment will be necessary anyway with your usual luthier (especially with the risks of transport

The same goes for the rewiring of the pickups, I have no knowledge in this field, so I will leave it to you to have them rewired by a professional.


I only accept bank transfer methods (i don't have a Paypal account)

I no longer accept payments in 2 times , the full payment will be made only at the end of the work.

no advance is required for refin and aging process on your guitar.


Relic'Art Guitares will have to sell the instrument if it is not paid after 30 days from receipt of the invoice.

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