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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Modded Charvette (with pics)

I've been fortunate enough to become the proud owner of a shed. The male retreat ! So I've been down in my shed hammering away making a workbench so I can start modding some guitars.
I understand it's not to everybody's tastes but I've been modding my old Charvette. I was inspired by an ipod full of Ratt, Alcatrazz, Dokken etc.

It was originaly a plain red (badly dinged and scratched) colour.
It's done in pencil (various hardnesses) and I just did a bit and sprayed it with a couple of coats of clear each night when I wanted to stop.

I've got to make a start on the 15 odd coats of clear soon to get it to a deep "glassy" finish. The pickups are Charvel stock with stock covers that I decided to incorperate into the graphic for that real 80's shred style.

This is a closer shot in an effort to try and show as much detail as my camera will let me. You might have noticed I've started making little skulls out of the standard dot inlays too.

I've got a Yamaha RGX with a plain white body that's a bit dinged up (this one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UN5-jKgicY ) and I'd like to put a graphic on this one too but I'm having a hard time getting hold of a plastic pup cover.

I know it's very 80's but Hey? That's the genre I like best.



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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 06:19 PM
 
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Re: Modded Charvette (with pics)

Holy shit you drew that??? Thats amazing
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well I for one think it ROCKS \m/ \m/


keep up the good work and def get more pics
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, I drew it but some of it is an homage to the guys in the Jackson custom shop who've been doing cool stuff like this for years.

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I think thats really amazing to be honest!
Keep up the good work!
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Re: Modded Charvette (with pics)

Love it Eggy !!!
we all know that the good stuff fromt he 80's has never gone away..
now... wheres my snood.......

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That's really depressing!

*kills self...
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That's really depressing!

*kills self...
Woah...???

How do you mean depressing? Chill out man it's just that I've listened to a load of 80's rock and drawn a "graveyard type thing" on my guitar.
I hope you're only joking about it being depressing !?!?!?!??!????

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that's pretty cool, different being in pencil, makes it look pretty different.
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Really nice work! I like it.
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Very nice work!
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Very nice work!
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post #13 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cheers guys !
I hope I can eventualy get a realy good thickness of clear coat on it to make it realy shiny and deep.

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Great work Eggy. You could get a little sideline business going there with that sort of stuff Very unique,very cool
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Nice Job done on that guitar, just lovely
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