Charly 112209

The instrument was a new design prototype and is a one of a kind instrument. She was crafted in November of 2009. She was purchased by Todd Riekena of the bands Taciturn and Tool tribute band Saturn Acends.  Since then I have had her back for some upgrades and to receive a logo as she was built prior to Drake Custom.
Her features start with a 3 piece quarter sawn Hard Rock Maple neck with a Walnut stripe down the center. Her fret board is Gabon Ebony and sports 24 frets, abalone dot inlays with white plastic side dots. The neck is supported by a dual action truss rod and 2 carbon fiber stabilization bars. The peg head has Zebrawood veneers on both front and back and the nut was made from a Graphtech blank. 1 5/8 at the nut and 2.25 at the 24 fret. The neck is slim and fast.
Her body is comprised of a richly colored Walnut core with Zebrawood facings on front and back. She has been chambered to reduce weight (7.4 pounds) and give her a more open tone. She has been re-finished in my catalyzed urethane finish that resists wear and tear better than lacquer. The body thickness is about 1.5 inches and is carved and contoured for comfort.
The electronics package consists of a Seymour Duncan brand model “59 humbucker in the neck position and a JB model in the bridge position. The 3 way switch allows for different combinations and the set is wired with a single Volume and Master Tone control.