Yes .. I reliced a bass ... Usually I am against that, but in this case it made sense. Back in 1972 I had a Gibson EB0. I liked the look and feel of the bass but I was not a big fan of the tone. So I got a few Epiphone EB0 bass bodies and I have built 2 frankensteined 5 string SG basses. This one here had a nice new body that had a some deep screatches. Also by relicing this bass it is sort of like I still have the old one I used to have back in 72. The finish on the Epiphone SG basses is really thick. It really tacks some effort to relic them and get down to the wood.