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Author:  Tortfeaser [ Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:49 pm ]
Post subject:  MYSTERY MACHINE? 1989 Kline Charvel San Dimas???

I believe you have a "Custom Dreams" guitar body. Custom Dreams guitars were parts sold by Paul Unkert via the Garden State Music store in Toms River, NJ back in the second half of the 1980s. Snake Sabo and Rachel Bolan of Skid Row worked at this shop when I used to make the two hour drive from Philadelphia back in the day.

Unk hired Kline to paint many of the bodies that he sold. Zakk Wylde's shattered glass Les Paul is from Custom Dreams. Snake Sabos "Snake" guitar that everybody thinks is a Kramer is actually a Custom Dreams guitar.

There used to be a website dedicated to Custom Dreams guitars, and the Hollywood Kline that you have, was the guitar they used for their home page.

1. You have a real Kline.
2. It is very Kramer related, as it was done by Kramer's top luthier and painter.
3. A Custom Dreams Kline is way more rare than a Kramer Kline.

Author:  sixstring [ Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:08 pm ]
Post subject:  MYSTERY MACHINE? 1989 Kline Charvel San Dimas???

Tortfeaser wrote:
I believe you have a "Custom Dreams" guitar body. Custom Dreams guitars were parts sold by Paul Unkert via the Garden State Music store in Toms River, NJ back in the second half of the 1980s. Snake Sabo and Rachel Bolan of Skid Row worked at this shop when I used to make the two hour drive from Philadelphia back in the day.

Unk hired Kline to paint many of the bodies that he sold. Zakk Wylde's shattered glass Les Paul is from Custom Dreams. Snake Sabos "Snake" guitar that everybody thinks is a Kramer is actually a Custom Dreams guitar.

There used to be a website dedicated to Custom Dreams guitars, and the Hollywood Kline that you have, was the guitar they used for their home page.

1. You have a real Kline.
2. It is very Kramer related, as it was done by Kramer's top luthier and painter.
3. A Custom Dreams Kline is way more rare than a Kramer Kline.


That's way kooler!! :headbang

Author:  SWANTECH [ Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:46 pm ]
Post subject:  MYSTERY MACHINE? 1989 Kline Charvel San Dimas???

THANKS for the info.
If this is true that would be cool.
I sure would like to see that web site picture. I have not found very much info on this company.
I wonder how I can confirm this if it is true?

Author:  KickstartMyHeart [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:24 am ]
Post subject:  MYSTERY MACHINE? 1989 Kline Charvel San Dimas???

:mrgreen it keeps getting better :headbang .

Author:  csaba [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:46 pm ]
Post subject:  MYSTERY MACHINE? 1989 Kline Charvel San Dimas???

https://reverb.com/au/item/26031-custom ... stom-paint

Check the body shape on this example

Author:  _xxx_ [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:15 pm ]
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Maybe you can ask Paul Unkert himself? Should be easy to find his e-mail.

Author:  SWANTECH [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:35 pm ]
Post subject:  MYSTERY MACHINE? 1989 Kline Charvel San Dimas???

I found this image. Looks like a Kline also.
The Custom Dreams guitars seem pretty hard to find.
I will see if I can confirm if my guitar is a Custom Dreams guitar.

Image

Author:  Fret-Shredder [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:06 am ]
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I absolutely love that neck. I am eventually looking to get a USA custom shop Charvel and plan on getting a Birdseye maple neck similar to that one. Congrats on a beautiful score. Im interested to hear your update on exactly what you have there. Again congrats on acquiring that stunning geetar as she's a real beauty. Michael

Author:  SWANTECH [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:39 am ]
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I love the look of the neck also. If it plays half as good as it looks, I will be happy.
I cant wait to play it, then dissect it. Should be before 7pm today.

Maybe we should start a poll.

A.) 1980's Charvel early Model body, 1, or 2.
B.) 1980's Charvel San Dimas body.
C.) 1980's Charvel Dimarzio body.
D.) 1980's Custom Dreams body.
E.) Will remain unknown.

Author:  Axeman [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:47 am ]
Post subject:  MYSTERY MACHINE? 1989 Kline Charvel San Dimas???

As previously mentioned, I do not think you have a Charvel guitar there. The custom dreams seems to be a possibility, the cavity routs seem to line up. It could be something better than a model 2!
And that neck is sick! I love having days like you are having today, awaiting a new guitar being delivered.

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