Kevin Chilcott

Luthier

THE MAGENTA

Second Royale Magenta from 1988.

She was made in 1988,
but has been Re-sprayed Purple metal-flake !

There were only 2 of this type made, both in 1988 :

The Original has a Flame Maple and 'Pad auk' body with a Burr
Maple 'book-matched' top, a Flame Maple neck, 24 fret bound
Ebony fingerboard and head-face with custom Mother-of-Pearl inlays, 
Kahler Pro Tremolo and  2 EMG pickups 81/85 (The 'Bridge' one angled). 
24 3/4" scale length.
Natural finish
This was a Custom order made for Darryl Page.
Darryl has just sent me a pic (Jan 2007)
below...

First Royale Magenta from 1988.

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The 2nd Magenta (at the top) has a 3 piece body..... a Mahogany centre core with 
Sycamore wings,  Mahogany neck, 
bound Ebony head-face and fingerboard, with 'Cut-Crescent' 
shaped MOP inlays, Kahler  Pro Tremolo and a single 'angled'
EMG 81 pickup at the Bridge. 25 1/2" scale length.

She was originally finished in 'Bright Pearlessent Pink' (below).
This guitar was used in a 'Tigertailz' video, was then sold to 
Chris Venning
Recently I've been sent a pic by Dale Whitlock
A Mate of his, Chris Venning was the original owner of Magenta and
there is this black and white of Dale & Chris.
Here the Magenta is in her 'original' condition.

Dale with The Medusa Junior Prototype
Chris with The Magenta


She was later sold to Paul Day and is now owned by Simon Jones.
Over the years a 2nd pickup and Scratch-plate were added.
The pickups are now Gotohs.
Simon has had her refinished in Purple Metal-Flake (above)......
..... and below is using her On Stage in Dollar Shot.

 

Simon in Dollar Shot

Simon Jones with his Magenta.

She's a very Long Guitar !

 

 

MAGENTA 
(Original finish)

Magenta from 1988.

( Photos courtesy of Simon & Donna Jones.)

The Magenta with original finish, the additional pickup and 
scratch-plate were added later - There are No original pictures.
It has been 'muttered' to me that 
Adrian Vandenberg had her
for a while..... but I've not managed to confirm that yet.

Please Click below for some more pictures. 

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