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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Montreal / QC. / CAN.
    ME: Robin Medley Special
    Rig: 6505~(some pedals)~Mesa

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    New Custom Charvel* Day!

    * Kidding, it's a Warmoth build. Only put the decal on there because I hate blank headstocks. No worries, oh defenders of ethics, I won't fool anyone in making them believe it's a Charvel.

    But inspired by Charvel, it is!
    It's my very first build with all new parts and I'm not quite used to "anything brand new" on a guitar. I guess I find the whole guitar kinda "stiff". I probably need to play it for some time before it has more of a "worn in" feel. Pretty happy overall, beside Warmoth's "Wizard" neck profile ( I prefer thin neck profiles) , which I expected to be more Wizard-like. It's more of a thinner C-shape, close to the Charvel profile, without being as nice as a Charvel. Time will tell if I stick with this neck.

    SD Distorsion in the bridge.
    Dimarzio Heavy Blues 2 in the neck.
    Floyd Rose 1000 series
    24.75 scale length
    Gotoh SG381 Locking tuners

    Body specs :

    Scale: 25-1/2"
    Wood: Alder
    Rout: Top Rout
    Pickup Rout: Universal
    Bridge: Recessed Original Floyd Tremolo
    Jack Rout: Strat® Top Jack Rout
    Neck Pocket: Strat® Shape
    Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
    Contours: Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
    Top Finish: Alpine White
    Back Finish: Alpine White
    Finish Type: Gloss Finish

    Neck specs :

    Style: Stratocaster®
    Construction: Gibson® Scale (24-3/4") Conversion
    Scale: 24-3/4" Conversion
    Orientation: Right Handed Reverse
    Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
    Fingerboard Wood: Quartersawn Maple
    Nut Width: 1-11/16"
    Back Shape: Wizard
    Fret Size: SS6105 (Stainless)
    Tuner Ream: Gotoh/Grover (13/32" 11/32")
    Radius: 10-16" Compound
    Fret #: 22
    Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
    Inlays: Black Face Dots
    Side Dots: Black Side Dots
    String Nut: R4 Floyd Prep Shelf Only
    Finish: Clear Satin Nitro
    President - Reverse Headstock Lover's Club ©

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  3. #2

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Daytona, FL
    ME: Charvel Strathead
    Rig: Laney Ironheart

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Henrik Danhage fan, huh?

    Sweet looking guitar!

  4. #3

    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Laramie, Wyoming
    ME: Jackson AT Pro
    Rig: Rivera K Tre

    iTrader: 15 (100%)

    Great build, GOTM nominee for sure.

    Sticking a Charvel logo on there is fine in my book.

    Charvel and Warmoth both evolved from Boogie Bodies. The legacy of both is California hot rodded partscasters.

    Never liked the regular Charvel logo though. The more uncommon toothpaste variant (found primarily on MIJ imports from 89-90) is superior.

    That pickguard is awful though. That color goes well with reflective aluminum, the Steve Harris color scheme.

    You get black hardware on there, fix the angled string retainer (that thing is giving me an anneurysm , I know it's supposed to be like that, but straight would look better), put a cliplock on there, and get a reflective aluminum pickguard and it's hands down the nicest guitar posted here in a long time.

    Massive approval on the scale length too. I love Warmoth conversion necks, and find 24.75" superior across the board. I had a great one I sold to Leon, gonna have to order another one with the same specs.

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  6. #4

    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Laramie, Wyoming
    ME: Jackson AT Pro
    Rig: Rivera K Tre

    iTrader: 15 (100%)

    Good call on the SS6105s too. Tall and thin is superior to regular jumbos.

    I like Warmoth's stainless steel, but I really prefer EVO fretwire, wanna get that on my next Warmoth neck. From what I recall it was an upcharge over Stainless though.

  7. #5

    Join Date: Apr 2015
    Location: Sweden
    ME: Solar A1.6ET
    Rig: Kemper

    iTrader: 0

    GREAT STUFF!!!!!!!!! WOHOOO!!!! ROCK OUT!!!

  8. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Herndon, VA
    ME: Jackson Soloist
    Rig: Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Very nice!

  9. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Location: flagstaff
    ME: Suhr, Warmoth, rg550
    Rig: Mark V:25 & Mark II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    I don't normally like reverse headstocks, but that is great.

  10. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: The Swamp
    ME: Wolfgang
    MA: Grandpas guitarz
    MB: lol
    Rig: EVH

    iTrader: 0

    I love every bit of that, good choice !! Yeah we should bring back GOTM or at least GOT6M lol
    Vag Jackson, Man Of Action

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