Kevin Chilcott

Luthier

ROYALE GUITARS

Angel
Serial No. 002

A Second Custom Signature model for Andy Powell.
aka
"Chamille"

 

The photo above was taken by Bob Greaves in front of 
Carreg Cennen Castle 
Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK.  August 2004.

Royale Serial Number 002 - 'Chamille'.

 

Materials
She has a one piece Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Ebony head-face and Indian Rosewood fingerboard. She has hand-cut ‘reverse’ V
Mother-of-Pearl fingerboard markers and Brass Crown head-face logo.
Her Scale Length is 24 3/4". She has Medium/Heavy gauge Hard, High and high-crowned fret-wire. The neck joint is different from the Champagne V in that 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 nickel plated Short Maestro Vibrola tremolo, custom nickel plated Grover Imperial machine-heads, Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB (bridge) & SH-2 Jazz (neck) pickups with 'open' black bobbins and black surrounds, LR Baggs T-System Piezo bridge saddles in a nickel 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 Black White laminated scratch-plate. The White Black White laminated Truss rod cover is engraved with Andy’s signature. The engraving is lined with a gold oil-based wax.

Colour
"Cherry"
She is sprayed with a Nitrocellulose sealer then a Cherry coloured Ethanol based stain. She is top coated with a 'thin' covering of clear Nitrocellulose lacquer.

Chamille - body shot.

 

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Andy Powell with 'Chamille'.

 

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