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CHARVEL GUITARS, GLENDORA, 1982
CHARVEL GUITARS, GLENDORA, 1982
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Please note lots marked with a square will be move… Read more CHARVEL GUITARSFounded by Wayne Charvel in 1974, Charvel Guitars was originally launched as a repair shop for Fender instruments with expired warranties, building a solid reputation among professional guitarists for copying Fender bodies and finishes, and especially Fender necks. Charvel sold the business to his employee, Grover Jackson, in November 1978, after which Jackson progressed the company into manufacturing complete guitars by June 1979.
CHARVEL GUITARS, GLENDORA, 1982

A SOLID-BODY FRETLESS BASS GUITAR

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CHARVEL GUITARS, GLENDORA, 1982
A SOLID-BODY FRETLESS BASS GUITAR
The cast neckplate cover bearing the logo Charvel and PO Box 245 San Dimas / CA 91773 / U.S.A., engraved 1451, with original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed CHARVEL JAZZ FRETLESS #1451 1982 and SERIAL NO. DG1083; accompanied by original installation instructions for the Bartolini Hi-A pickups
Length of back 16 ½ in. (42 cm.)
Literature
Taylor, P. Pink Floyd: The Black Strat - A History of David Gilmour's Black Fender Stratocaster, London, 2017, illus. p. 197.
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Custom-made to David Gilmour’s specifications by Grover Jackson of Charvel Guitars, San Dimas, California in 1982, this guitar instantly became Gilmour’s preferred fretless bass for studio use. Often recording his bass parts alone in the studio control room, Gilmour has played the Charvel fretless on a number of tracks over the years, including On The Turning Away for the 1987 Pink Floyd album A Momentary Lapse of Reason and High Hopes, Poles Apart and Coming Back To Life for the band’s 1994 album The Division Bell.

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