Sunday, 23 September 2012

Vintage & Rare Guitar of the Week: Schwarz Custom Guitars Supercharger "Little Charlie"

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It's funny how a little twist on an established design can sometimes give it a lease of new life. From Germany, this Schwarz Custom Guitars Supercharger "Little Charlie" model takes a Bigsby-equipped Telecaster Thinline and gives it the offset waist treatment. Design-wise it works beautifully; you have to question why no-one thought of it before. (Or perhaps they did... observations on this matter in the comments please!) The guitar also features a pair of Charlie Christian style pickups, which I'd imagine are the reason for its "Little Charlie" nickname.

Specs:
  • Neck: Canadian Hardmaple
  • Fretboard: Madagascar Rosewood, 9.5" radius
  • Body: SwampAsh Thinline
  • Scale: 25,5 Inch
  • Tuner: Gotoh
  • Frets: Ferdinand Wagner 9662
  • Pickups: Dead End Little Charlie
  • Bridge: JM Style with Vibramate V5 Bigsby B5 (also available with Mastery Bridge)
  • Finish: Black Nitro light aged, real Celluloid perloid Binding

Priced at €2390 and available via Vintage & Rare. See www.schwarz-custom.de and/or www.gitarren-studio-neustadt.de for further information.

G L Wilson

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3 comments:

  1. http://www.jbacklund.com/jbd-800.html is similar shape wise.

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    1. I wouldn't say so. It's not like they've taken a Telecaster and skewed it, which is what Schwarz have done here.

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  2. Thanks a lot for "guitar of the week"

    The complete "Charger Series" is out now

    http://www.schwarz-custom.de/

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