Check out my birthday present I received yesterday from my cousin. This is a Gibson WRC and apparently it has quite a storied past. Back in the 80's Gibson produced a limited series of guitars built in the USA by Wayne Charvel (hence the WRC). These guitars were only made for about 18 months and maybe only abvout 500 of them exist. They were supposed to compete with the Kramers and other "super strats" of the 80's metal era.
This one has Wayne's initials on the headstock and is number 246 of a pretty limited run. This baby is rare! Apparently Gibson almost denies their existence. Something to do with a legal issue with Wayne and Grover Jackson and the whole Jackson/Charvel thing. I don't reallyknow all the details. I am slowly finding out about the guitar, though. Here are some details from another one currently on ebay:
2 Single Coil and 1 Humbucker Bladed Pickups
Double Locking Tremolo (Floyd Rose)
Volume (coil tap for bridge humbucker) And Tone Control
3 Toggle Switches for Multiple Pickup Configurations
Awesome Ebony Fretboard
Cursive Gibson Logo on Headstock with WRC trussrod cover.
It has a nice wide neck, medium thickness, looks to be about a 12” fret board radius, and jumbo frets
I have only plugged in in and played on it for a few minutes, but it plays pretty nice! Right out of the case and shipping box...old strings and all! I imagine when I give it a proper setup, clean it up some, and put on a fresh set of strings it will sing. Lots of great reviews over at Harmony Central
about it too. I am pretty excited. Guess I have a pretty cool cousin (he is the one who got me into guitars in the first oplace and bought me my first Kramer)! [img]images/smilies/woot.gif[/img]