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#1
So I bought myself an MIA Charvel.



But I think it's the wrong shape?




I have never seen a Charvel like this before, is it legit?

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#2

Quote by EyeNon15
Thats too bad, I was under the impression I was arguing something profound


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#4
Send it to me and I will check for you...........

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#5
Dammit Tom! Stop buying stuff! You obviously have way too much money and should send some to me. I can totally make it worth your while

Seriously, looks like a beast, HNGD!
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#6
So you just bought the guitar even though you had suspicions of it being a fake?
#7
May just be made of spare parts, charvel neck, random tele body and a floyd
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#9
Yeah i was about to say, i looked it up and it should be legit
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#10
Quote by JustRooster
That is the exact guitar I used to have. Ridiculously fast neck. I miss that guitar.

I also used to have that guitar, and I have the same feelings about selling it
#11
I have tonnes of storage space if you ever need to hold some of these beautiful pieces of ass somewhere like in my hands...

HNGD!
#13
It's either a heavily modified Route 66, or a Charvel neck on whatever tele body that comes with 2 humbuckers.

EDIT: Or that San Dimas.
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#14
So... are we letting this run it's course or do we tell the newbies and oblivious about the "Tom DeLonge" thread.
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#15
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So... are we letting this run it's course or do we tell the newbies and oblivious about the "Tom DeLonge" thread.






Yeah its not a fake, just felt like I had to be a div...

Long story short, I got this a few weeks ago, its a Type 2 San Dimas, its made in america and its very nice, though it wont be around for long as it was more a passing fancy, though I can say the build quality is 100% top notch and the sound is huge.

The neck is also one of the nicest I have ever played, smooth and fret work is done to perfection. They are a great buy when you think of the quality of the parts.

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#16
very nice
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#18
Lol well what I mean is I bought this with the intention of selling it.

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#19
Sell it to me!!!!!!

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#21
Mmmmmm I would if my Suhr didn't blow my mind every time I touch it.

This is a great guitar but I am just not bonding with it.... We shall see

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#23
Tom, myself and the other guy in this thread had one. We both sold it, and we both wish we never did. That neck is absolutely fantastic. Keep it.

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Thats too bad, I was under the impression I was arguing something profound


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#24
I have a few of those fakes myself and they are getting a lot harder to come by. Unless you're going custom shop those are the last USA Charvels you will ever see..
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Quote by Tom 1.0
Mmmmmm I would if my Suhr didn't blow my mind every time I touch it.

This is a great guitar but I am just not bonding with it.... We shall see

The suhr will be gone in a month.
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#27
Greg, the Suhr really isn't going anywhere. It was an early graduation gift.

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I have a few of those fakes myself and they are getting a lot harder to come by. Unless you're going custom shop those are the last USA Charvels you will ever see..


Are they really? I knew the MIJ stuff had been discontinued but I didn't think that was it for good?

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#28
HNGD!

I'm actually really jealous.

How often do you actually keep the guitars that you buy?
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#29
Are you going to swap out the pickups, or keep the stock? That's guitar's got a lot of versatility.

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#30
Nice Charvel.


I'm sure whoever you sell it to will be in love. Make sure they can play Ratt though
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Quote by Tom 1.0
Greg, the Suhr really isn't going anywhere. It was an early graduation gift.
Are they really? I knew the MIJ stuff had been discontinued but I didn't think that was it for good?

wait.

you got a gift before graduation?

so now you don't need to finish school right?

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#32
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wait.

you got a gift before graduation?

so now you don't need to finish school right?



I do.

I'd like to live to 23

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Quote by Charvel1995
HNGD!

I'm actually really jealous.

How often do you actually keep the guitars that you buy?


Thanks mate.

I keep some just not always for very long. I mean it depends, a lot of people just don't seem to get that I enjoy buying and selling guitars.

Then you get guys like Greg who know what I am like and enjoy taking the piss

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#35
Ha, was wondering how long it'd take you to flog it on again

I completely sympathise, hence why it's one of the ones I was keenest to sell. Lovely guitar in every way but something about it never really gelled with me so it just gathered dust while my cheap-'n'-cheerful MIKs got nightly abuse.

Give it another little go, might as well see if something clicks. No need to rush, it's not like you can fail to make a profit anyway
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#36


Its awesome, had the neck off today to get it tweaked to where I prefer.... Complements the Suhr quite nicely though, interesting how different they sound ignoring the fact they are made from the "same" stuff.

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#37
Tom's a butthead and ignored all my posts.

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#38
Quote by JustRooster
Are you going to swap out the pickups, or keep the stock? That's guitar's got a lot of versatility.



Only just saw this :p

Not sure, the stock ones are decent and to be fair my amp isn't really good enough to justify it.

However, it really cleans up sweetly on the neck just through dialing back the volume.

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#39
Quote by Tom 1.0
Then you get guys like Greg who know what I am like and enjoy taking the piss

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#40



So.... It's been a week and I can be bothered to make the effort to do a slightly more informative post about the guitar.

It's a Charvel San Dimas T2. It's made in America, has a SD JB and 59 pickup set. I believe it's an OFR but it may be a Korean one, I am not sure.

The guitar and I have spent some serious time together, it's had more playing time this week than my Suhr as I try and to decide if its a keeper or not. It's been a rather easy decision. It's a keeper. The main reason why is the neck.

It's just brilliant, it's practically the same as the GG profile on my Modern, except its a hair thinner and not as well finished. Despite this, the care and attention is flawless with the smooth raw maple comparable to the quality of the EBMM JP6 necks. The medium frets and brilliant radius match up to a very old school traditional feeling guitar that is as easy to play as the average strat. The fret work is very good, on par with the usual MIA Stuff, well finished, neat and smooth. The neck has a very nice worn in feeling and I know I said it is effortless, but it really is. It's only showing me how I really am a sucker for a maple board. The 22 frets is nice as t means I still have a guitar with a 'proper' sounding neck pickup. For nice lead tones it has to be 22 IMO when using the neck position. Which also means its a good excuse to keep t as a companion to my Suhr.

I am not as keen on te Tele body shape, even with the contours it is still a bit old fashion, but is is light weight and incredible resonant, even with the floyd. The pickup rings detract from the clean look and I would prefer direct mounted, but that's only if I was feeling really picky. The Duncan's are far better the I expected, fat and fairly middy with a nice bit of umph behind them, if my Suhr is biting and articulate, this is slightly fatter and has more of a drawl to its sound. It's dirty and uncouth and great fun.

The trem is good, it's non recessed, but still floating (just) so it's the usual floyd issues which don't phase me at all, it works well and I have only had to tune it once since I restrung it. So no complaints there.

I will be keeping this, it's great fun, cost me next to nothing (£200) and will allow me to laugh at future generations who get stuck buying Mexican and Chinese charvels who won't know what they missed.

Is it the best guitar ever? No. It pales in comparison to my Suhr or departed Gibson/J Custom. But it also cost about 80% less than its companion and is perfect for playing and just dumping and not having to worry about the usual bumps and scuffles that befall a 'players' guitar.

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Last edited by Tom 1.0 at Nov 18, 2012,
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