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Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby Stargazer » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:25 am

I want to use a Charvel neck and a Fender body. Anyone know where I can find these?

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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby MetalHead » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:50 pm

your best bet is to get a Fender neck(CBS headstock) and reshape
it, just like Jakes was done.

I have no idea how his is routed, but you'll want an ash-body :)
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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby AZFF » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:45 pm

Along the same lines.....I would like to find a LEFT handed body and neck. Any suggestion's?

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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby Stargazer » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:22 pm

MetalHead wrote:your best bet is to get a Fender neck(CBS headstock) and reshape
it, just like Jakes was done.

I have no idea how his is routed, but you'll want an ash-body :)


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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby MetalHead » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:50 pm

AZFF wrote:Along the same lines.....I would like to find a LEFT handed body and neck. Any suggestion's?

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I'd guess the above info works for lefthanded people too :)
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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby BlackHeaven » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:39 am

www.warmoth.com would be a good place to start looking.

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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby ProjectX » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:42 pm

The guys at Musikraft can make both the body and neck for you.I just got this body from them.
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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby skezza » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:13 am

ProjectX wrote:The guys at Musikraft can make both the body and neck for you.I just got this body from them.
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thats a beautifal piece of wood! wonderfully carved!

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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby MetalHead » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:28 am

speaking of Jakes guitars ...

does anybody have a template for the pickup routing ? :)
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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby hashima » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:18 am

ProjectX wrote:The guys at Musikraft can make both the body and neck for you.I just got this body from them.
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... anyone got experiences with Warmoth necks? do they already got a clear paintjob on it when being delivered?
...ah...and one of you already ordered a customized Charvelized Jakenized body at Warmoth?
hey Project X, what did ya pay for that wonderfully shaped peace of wood?

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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby jefnel1 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:24 am

We get this question a lot. If you're going for a true replica, then I wouldn't recommend Warmoth at all. They advertise "custom" guitar parts, but there is really nothing custom about Warmoth at all. They have certain templates for their products and they do not stray from the template. you may have luck talking them into certain ideas if you pester them, but they will apply a significant upcharge if they agree to it.

I'd recommend USA Custom Guitars over any other shop because of their great products, ability to customize and excellent customer service.

If you are looking to create a Strat-style guitar that only looks like one of Jake's, you can get the parts from Warmoth. They are excellent quality, but very expensive.
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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby hashima » Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:19 pm

jefnel1 wrote:We get this question a lot. If you're going for a true replica, then I wouldn't recommend Warmoth at all. They advertise "custom" guitar parts, but there is really nothing custom about Warmoth at all. They have certain templates for their products and they do not stray from the template. you may have luck talking them into certain ideas if you pester them, but they will apply a significant upcharge if they agree to it.

I'd recommend USA Custom Guitars over any other shop because of their great products, ability to customize and excellent customer service.

If you are looking to create a Strat-style guitar that only looks like one of Jake's, you can get the parts from Warmoth. They are excellent quality, but very expensive.


tahnks alot for your info, my thoughts are now torn between building my own blue Jake Charvel and order one at a customshop... cuz the thing is: where to get golden hardware, a golden Charvel waterslide decal and that paintjob... :?

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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby hashima » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:56 am

Do you prefer Waromth' compound neck style (10" - 16") or the straight design offered by most of "big guitar brands"? :?:

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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby Bengal65 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:50 pm

www.musikraft.com. My Jake guitars were the first prototypes made at Musikraft.

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Re: Thinking of a building a Charvelised Strat replica.

Postby qualeym » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:32 pm

I,m a lefty and I used a strat body and had a neck made by a guy in Cleveland. I bought a waterslide decal and applied it myself. My Charvelised Strat is now my number 1 guitar above my USA Jackson.

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