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Royal X-plorer Custom

 Royal X-plorer in Blue

" Crystal "
1987

See... BIG PIX PAGE

Her name was inlayed in her headstock in Mother of Pearl.
She has a Translucent Dark Blue finish.

She was built at the same time as the "Angel", in the Guitarist Magazine Review 
from October 1987, and was sold in our Shop shortly after.

She has a one piece Mahogany body with 'comfort contours' front and back, a 'white bound' front, 
one piece Mahogany neck, white 'bound' Ebony fingerboard with 'cut diamond' Mother-of-Pearl inlays, 
Ebony head-face with Mother-of -Pearl inlays, 24 5/8" scale length, Kahler Pro Tremolo and was 
originally fitted with 'Royal' pickups - a 'Cream Dream' at the neck and a 'Dirt Box'* at the bridge. 
These have been replaced at some time - as you can see in the picture above. 

NB - Kev.....
" I have managed to glean some information about her 'fate' - 
She ended up in the hands of Paul Westlake
She was pretty beaten up and in generally quite poor shape, 
but since then nobody seems to know where she is !
If anybody does know.....please drop us a mail."

Picture supplied by Paul Tucker of Torquay (via Big Norm) - Thanks Guys.
Drop us a mail if you get a chance.

Please Note - we have found a picture taken of Crystal when she was new - See Big Pix Link above.

(A point of interest is that another company has now (since 2002) adopted this particular spelling X-plorer !)

" CHEESE "   .   SPECIAL CUSTOM MODELS   .   THANKS

* The name "Dirtbox" has been used since by several companies for overdrive pedals and other devices.


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