She was made in 1988,
but has been Re-sprayed Purple metal-flake !
There were only 2 of this type made, both in 1988 :
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)
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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.
was originally finished in 'Bright Pearlessent Pink'
This guitar was used in a 'Tigertailz' video, was then sold to
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.
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
She's a very Long Guitar !
( 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.
below for some
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