A Repair Shop Sparked a Revolution: The Charvel/Jackson Story

Discussion about Gary Kramer | Buddy Blaze | UNK Guitars | Barrington | Spector and other Kramer related instuments
Post Reply
User avatar
lespauled
Kramer Kommander
Posts: 1243
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:18 am

A Repair Shop Sparked a Revolution: The Charvel/Jackson Story

Post by lespauled » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:13 pm

"Women and music...I'm always amazed at other people's choices" - David Lee Roth

User avatar
Dirty D
Kramer Kingpin
Posts: 2837
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:31 pm

Re: A Repair Shop Sparked a Revolution: The Charvel/Jackson Story

Post by Dirty D » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:45 am

Cool read. Thanks for posting.
No urine is to be - deposited, placed, distributed, sprinkled, poured or spread in this immediate area!

Classic II Tele seafoam
a few other sweet ones!
some lumies & Spectors
buncha projects that'll eventually get done
some that won't
Bastards:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year

shwayman11
Kramer Maniac
Posts: 297
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:01 pm

Re: A Repair Shop Sparked a Revolution: The Charvel/Jackson Story

Post by shwayman11 » Wed May 05, 2021 7:02 pm

Great read! Love reading about the origins of super strats.
If anyone finds a ProAxe Special with the serial G0581 please let me know!

jc149
Kramer Maniac
Posts: 182
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:01 pm

Re: A Repair Shop Sparked a Revolution: The Charvel/Jackson Story

Post by jc149 » Tue May 17, 2022 2:40 pm

Really cool read. Thanks for posting.

User avatar
AAEA
Kramer Kingpin
Posts: 4284
Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:47 pm

Re: A Repair Shop Sparked a Revolution: The Charvel/Jackson Story

Post by AAEA » Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:24 am

interesting take on the early years. I however know a lot of the peeps and know about all of the Jackson/Charvel downfall. this is like rose colored glasses look at the company.

So many details left out. I seriously hope some employee writes a book about their time and the REAL story.

It would be more like the book "the dirt" than that article lol.
I own kramers :mrgreen

User avatar
SWANTECH
Kramer Kingpin
Posts: 4701
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:00 pm

Re: A Repair Shop Sparked a Revolution: The Charvel/Jackson Story

Post by SWANTECH » Thu Aug 25, 2022 11:17 am

I honestly believe.
The best guitar Luthiers spent a lot of time as Guitar Techs. I don't mean someone touring.
Being a Tech for a substantial amount of time can give you knowledge that no school can. If you want to, you can learn all the things that make guitars great, and all the things that make them not so great.

I would take a guitar made by someone with Tech knowledge over school knowledge every single day of the week.
Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle Blue
88 Nigthswan Bolt/Duckling
19 Nightswan Polka Dot
86 Classic III Tele Cream
90 Classic II Tele Cream
90 ProAxe Std CR
89 Sustainer Holo
89 Sustainer Blk
86 Focus 1000 Blk (FS)
90's Spector SSD Blackhawk
89 Glide C2 Blk
86 Focus Classic Snbst
87 Monsters of Rock Baretta 2
87 Pacer Cst 1 Relic
91 Baretta 3 Blk Cherry
88 EE Pro 1 White/Rainbow
89 Grace C1 blue
01 Music Yo Explorer
89 Baretta 2 FF red

User avatar
Takemebackto84
Kramer Kommander
Posts: 2222
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:00 am

Re: A Repair Shop Sparked a Revolution: The Charvel/Jackson Story

Post by Takemebackto84 » Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:15 pm

Not seen this yet - its on Apple TV

1984 Baretta - C Plate - White
1985 Baretta - D Plate - Cream
1985 Baretta - D Plate - Cream w. maple fretboard
1985 Baretta - Custom Plate - Black
1987 Stagemaster Standard - Flip Flop Blue : FOR SALE
1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle
1991 Ibanez Jem777 DY - Desert Sun Yellow
1992 EBMM EVH Signature Model - Transparent Red
2001 Jackson USA Soloist SL2H - Transparent Blue
2007 Yamaha Pacifica 1511MS - Mike Stern Signature
2010 Jackson USA PC-1 - Redrum (Transparent Red Flame)
2012 Suhr Modern Koa - Reb Beach Spec

Post Reply