I like to try and get things looking as accurate as i can,so i made a decal from scratch,took ages.The thing about the replica's made by Charley's were that they were not really very accurate,if youre gonna make a replica it should look like the real thing as much as possible.
I had one pic of this to copy from...it was in a book and i needed a magnifying glass to see it...not sure about the made in usa part tho,i couldnt make out the words.
Im gonna leave it settle for a few days,then start the clear coats.
Well,all the stuff ive read says Charley has an ebony fretboard,but ive seen pics and it almost looks like rosewood...so thats what ive gone with for now,a dark rosewood board.Maybe i'll stain it,i dont know yet.
The decal was real hard to do,lol!
I found a pic online,but it was took in sunlight so half the letters were missing.Anyways,i got tracing paper,traced it off the screen,scanned it,put it thru paintshop,coloured it,added the extra words,resized it and then printed it out.Never again,lol!.
Im not sure what body wood Charley has,ive gone with ash for mine.
I got the body and pups off ebay,i sprayed it myself with flip-flop paint and laquered it.
I find it pretty difficult finding a hardtail body online...
which pu's did you use? real danelectros, seymour duncans, or gfs?
so are you happy with the result? gonna use it for gigs?
Charley's looks are the tits. You never see guitars like it anywhere else, everyone just plays plain sunburst and black strats...
I didnt use the logo off their site cos i needed a more high-def one to work with...so i made my own.
I put kent armstrongs in it,but im thinking about changing them...the neck and middle sound good,but the bridge is weak.
I am happy with it yeah....its turned out out.
Really nice...I don't think he typically used the treble pick-up when he used this guitar.What is the tune that you can think of that best exemplifies his use of this guitar? For me it is the first section of the "Couldn't Stand The Weather" solo...I think he switches guitars for the last half...I know he used it in New Orleans for the extended "Couldn't Stand The Weather" on the Natchez broadcast on MTV and it sounds amazing...Of course "Life Without You" was written for Charley and played exclusively on this guitar (if you don't count the Unplugged version)...For fun-here I am with the man in June of 1990 I am 18 with a head full of hair-it ain't there no mo'!
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