Kevin Chilcott

Luthier

ROYALE GUITARS

Angel
Serial No. 003
"WARRIOR"

A third Custom Signature model for Andy Powell.

Materials
She has a one piece Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Ebony head-face and Ebony fingerboard. She has hand-cut ‘reverse’ V
Mother-of-Pearl fingerboard markers, Gold Pearl "Crown" head-face logo with White Pearl "Royale" logo beneath.
In addition there is a 'Spear' with Gold Pearl tip, Green Pearl sheath and White Pearl staff with "Warrior" inlayed in Green Pearl.
Her Scale Length is 24 3/4".
 She has Medium/Heavy gauge Hard, High and high-crowned fret-wire. The neck joint is the same as his 2nd Angel 'Chamille' in that it is a smooth joint transition - the 'heel' on the body has been extended under the neck so the joint can be smoothly shaped in to give a more comfortable feel higher up the neck.

Hardware
 She has a chrome plated 1968 Gibson Short Maestro Vibrola tremolo, chrome plated Grover mini locking machine-heads, Custom built hand wound Royale pickups with 'open' black bobbins and black surrounds, LR Baggs T-System Piezo bridge saddles in a chrome plated Nashville Tunomatic bridge, an LR Baggs Control-X onboard pre-amp, separate volume controls with black ‘mirror’ knobs for each of the 3 pickups, 3 way toggle switch for magnetic pickup selection.  The piezo and magnetic pickups run to a stereo output jack giving separate outputs for both magnetic and piezo systems. There is NO summed mono output on this guitar to allow both systems to be played through a single amplifier.  She can either be used with a mono lead for the Magnetics or with a stereo with the Magnetics and Piezo going to separate amplification. All the electronics are attached to a White Pearloid/White/Black  laminated scratch-plate. The Black/White/Black laminated Truss rod cover is engraved with Andy’s signature. The engraving is lined with a gold oil-based wax.

Colour
"Black Zodiac"
Her Body and Neck are sprayed with a 2-Pac sealer then a Black base with custom Black metal flake ("Black Zodiac") on top. She is top coated with a Blue Candy between the final topcoats of 2-Pac to give a hint of Blue in certain lights at certain angles.


BIG PICTURE 1 OF WARRIOR

 

WARRIORS' SHADOW

BIG PICTURE OF WARRIORS' SHADOW

 

BIG PICTURE 2 OF WARRIOR

 

WARRIORS' HEADSTOCK

A BIG PICTURE OF THE HEADSTOCK

 

WARRIORS' FIRST BRIEF APPEARANCE ON STAGE

Photo by Lyn Chilcott - October 18th 2007

WARRIORS' FIRST SET

 

"PC" - ANDY'S FIRST ROYALE ANGEL

"CHAMILLE" - ANDY'S SECOND ROYALE ANGEL

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