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My charvel Jake project is half way there!!! Can't wai

Postby timstar » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:26 pm

It wont be an exact Jake model just a hybrid of some of his guitars.

This is what I started with

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Re: My charvel Jake project is half way there!!! Can't

Postby timstar » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:28 pm

Now for the paint job

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Re: My charvel Jake project is half way there!!! Can't

Postby timstar » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:30 pm

Ive got the charvel logo, drop top hardtail (converts a strat trem into a hardtail), HSS loaded plate, black Gotoh tuners, pearloid buttons and original chrome parts.

Just need the paint to dry properly!!!!!!!!! LOL

All in for under £200, lol

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Re: My charvel Jake project is half way there!!! Can't

Postby timstar » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:30 pm

More to come.

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Re: My charvel Jake project is half way there!!! Can't

Postby hashima » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:41 pm

this is great, timstar... nice work so far! what kinda Charvel do ya use and how are ya gonna cut your pickguard... I somewhere read Eddie Van Halen cut his Frankenstrat's with a bread knife... :D

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Re: My charvel Jake project is half way there!!! Can't

Postby MetalHead » Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:01 pm

Looks nice. How's it going now?
Should be close to completion :D

hashima wrote:I somewhere read Eddie Van Halen cut his Frankenstrat's with a bread knife... :D


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Re: My charvel Jake project is half way there!!! Can't

Postby timstar » Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:38 pm

Ive decided that its just too much hassle and expense at this point to get the reverse angled single coil plate made up, so I'm just going for a fully loaded HSS black plate (which I picked up on ebay for £35UK inc ship from Canada, lol) and Im gonna take out the the two tones and move the vol pot to the middle hole and tape up the other two holes and of course put on a white toggle knob. Its close enough for me.

The only problem I might face is fitting the schaller style perloid buttons to the Gotoh tuners. Not got the Gotohs yet.

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Re: My charvel Jake project is half way there!!! Can't

Postby timstar » Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:40 pm

Its a CX291 strat head. Loads on ebay all the time, although be careful some come with a nasty looking headstock.

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Re: My charvel Jake project is half way there!!! Can't

Postby MetalHead » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:25 pm

i think you should go with the slanted singles ...
depending on how much of a replica you want.
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