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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby MetalHead » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:41 am

Wasn't Mike Shannon one of Jackson/Charvels masterbuilders ?!
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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Charvelised » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:42 am

How come.. nobody gave this info when I was buying it!

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Postby Charvelised » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:46 am

Bengal I've sent pics...thanks...
I spent $1500 including postage...to UK

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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby MetalHead » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:46 am

maybe you asked the wrong people ;)
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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Charvelised » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:48 am

I asked on here..and they Charvel forum!
I still love it...but...

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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Charvelised » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:00 am

Did you get your Info from waynes book?
Is it worth buying?

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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Bengal65 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:15 am

Here we go. Pics of Charvelised Jake.
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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Moose6 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:40 am

Sweet! I gotta say, it is one heck of a copy, prototype, whatever you want to call it, with the bullet truss rod and 21 frets. All you're missing is a three bolt neck.

Awesome guitar! Thanks for posting pics.

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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Charvelised » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:52 am

I did wonder about the neckplate thing!..before I knew Jakes was a fender!

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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Bengal65 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:55 am

Moose6 wrote:Sweet! I gotta say, it is one heck of a copy, prototype, whatever you want to call it, with the bullet truss rod and 21 frets. All you're missing is a three bolt neck.

Awesome guitar! Thanks for posting pics.

...And a brass Charvel bridge. That bridge looks like a Gotoh. I know the Charvel type fixed bridges are scarce, but maybe we have have some machined from brass billet. Need to investigate. There have been two indviduals that have posted that they can get these machined. I know Sully was one them. It wouldn't be hard, especially if the shop had a CMM and CNC capability. You could crank them out like hotcakes!

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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby MetalHead » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:00 am

Bengal65 wrote:Here we go. Pics of Charvelised Jake.
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Nice!


... and now some constructive criticism :twisted:

I don't know if it's the light but I feel that it
looks more cream then Arctic white.

The pickguard looks very matte, not glossy as Jakes.

The tuners looks kinda off too...
Are those cream tuners ?
I believe Jakes was black ?! or atleast chrome :!:

... and I believe Mr Lee had 2 controls ;)
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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Bengal65 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:07 am

Metalhead, It's probably the light. I can't say for sure.
"...and I believe Mr Lee had 2 controls". Yes, he did at one time.
He started out with 2 control with one hole taped up with black electrical tape, then 1 volume, with the other holes taped up. Then finally a new guard with only one hole in the middle "Tone" position, where he put the volume. Don't you love it? A custom shop in the making!

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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Charvelised » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:12 am

Remember this isn't jakes guitar!
The colour is white it is very badly discoloured...underneath the plate it is white...the plate is a matt finished....the tuners are jackson pearl tuners!
look in the Photo Gallery...One control...

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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Charvelised » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:15 am

Would the Bridge be stamped ..
if I took it off ?

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Re: Couple Questions about Jake Guitars for you guitar exper

Postby Charvelised » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:17 am

When I got the guitar the switch tip was missing and could find a white one that fitted..so took one off another charvel i had..I had 7 at the time now I have..4

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