Kevin Chilcott

Luthier

ROYAL GUITARS "TIMELINE"

Essentially, this is a list of some of the Royal Guitars that were made..... that I have pictures of or that I can remember making.
This also includes some
Serial Numbers and History - where available.

The info below is 'as I can remember it' - it may not be completely accurate.

( There will be some 'large holes' with missing guitars in the info, here and there, so if you can fill in any details, please let us know.)

 

Please email : - kev_royale@yahoo.co.uk

 

S/No      TYPE / STYLE         WOOD / COLOUR / OTHER       YEAR      SHOP / OWNER

 

Made in Ealing, London, UK.
.....at "The Garages" Ealing Common - Chris Eccleshall's Workshop.

 

               A-Type Acoustic  12st       Rosewood. Spruce. Mahogany.  Natural    1981          Martin Warren

               C-Type Acoustic    6st       Rosewood. Spruce. Mahogany.  Natural    1981          Joanna Perkins

     001     Pearly (Grapevine)            Sycamore & Ebony. Natural                       1981          Big Norm 1986 / Whereabouts Unknown

 

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Made in Balham, London, UK.
.....at 12 Thurleigh Avenue - on Mum's kitchen table and in Dad's garden shed.

 

     014    DCS  Junior                      Mahogany. TV Yellow.                                1982          Big Norm 1986 / D.T.Giles 1989           

     015    DCS  Junior (LH)              Mahogany. Cherry.                                      1982          Steve Orgee 1985 / Harry Atrill 2003 

     016    DCS  Junior                      Mahogany. Black.                                        1982          Whereabouts Unknown 

 

               SCD  Special                     Mahogany. TV  Yellow.                               1983          Whereabouts Unknown

               SCD  Custom (LH)            Mahogany.  Brown Stain.                             1983          Whereabouts Unknown 

               First Royal Design            Ash. Natural.                                               1983           Stolen

 

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Made in Exeter, Devon, UK.
.....at the original Shop/Workshop - 1A Newbridge St.

 

            T-Type  Custom                Mahogany. Gold and Burgundy. (BD)  R/N   1985        Eddie Pitman 1987

               S-Type  Custom                 Alder. Black. (Hard-tail)  Maple Neck.        1985        Mike 1986 / Whereabouts Unknown 

               

               X-plorer (X-Type             Mahogany. Blue Stain. (Bound)  Kahler.       1986        Whereabouts Unknown

               X-plorer (X-Type)              Mahogany. Natural. W/Bar.                         1986        Gavin Jurkschatt 1986 / D.T.Giles 1992

               T-Type  Custom                 Mahogany. Natural. (Bound) R/N                1986        'Si Pok' 1986 / New owner now

               T-Type  Custom                 Chestnut. Black. (Bound)  M/N                   1986        Frank Bright 1986 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Electra Mk I Prototype     Mahogany. Red.   Kahler.                            1986         Mark Smith 1987 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Custom (LH)                       Maple / Mahogany. Natural. W/Bar             1986         Mog 1987 / Whereabouts Unknown

.....Plus Others.

 

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Made in Exeter, Devon, UK.
.....at the 'Unit' on Sowton Industrial Estate.

 

              Angel V                           Maple / Mahogany. Natural. W/Bar.    1987     Guitarist Review 1987. Sold / Whereabouts Unknown

               DCS Junior                     Mahogany. Metallic Blue.                    1987     Eddie Allen - Wildcats 1987 / Darryl T 1995

               Electra MkI *Guitarist    Mahogany. Red. Kahler.                      1987     Guitarist Competition. 1987. Won / W-U

               Electra Custom               Mahogany. Pink. Kahler.                     1987     Jay    - Tigertailz 1987

               Electra Custom Bass      Mahogany / Maple. Pink.                    1987     Pepsi - Tigertailz 1987

               Electra Custom               Mahogany. White. (Hardtail)                1987     Kim   - Tigertailz 1987

              
Medusa Bass                  Mahogany / Maple. White.                  1987     Jim Hinder      - Onslaught / Whereabouts Unknown

               Warbird Guitar               Mahogany. White. Kahler.                   1987     Rob Trottman - Onslaught / Whereabouts Unknown

               Electra Custom               Mahogany. Black. Kahler. (No Inlays) 1987     Sold 1987 / Whereabouts Unknown

   11878  Electra                            Mahogany. Red. Kahler.                       1987     Shop - 1987 / Sold / Daryl Mercy 198*

               Electra                            Mahogany. Black. Kahler.                    1987     Andy Niven 1988 / Tim Bromfield 1992

              

               Medusa Standard           Mahogany. Black. Kahler.                    1988     Sold 1987 /  Whereabouts Unknown

               D-Type Acoustic (LH)    Mahogany. Spruce. Natural.                 1988     Fred Carter 1987 /  Whereabouts Unknown

               Electra Bass                   Mahogany /Maple. Pink.                       1988     Shop - Twangers ? / Unknown

               Electra Bass                   Mahogany /Maple. Pink.                       1988     Shop - Rock 'n' Pop ? / Unknown

               Magenta Custom            Mahogany / Sycamore. Pink. Kahler.   1988     Tigertailz Video / Chris Venning / Paul Day / Simon Jones 

               Medusa Jnr *Prototype  Mahogany. Yellow. Kahler.                 1988     Sold - 1988 - Dale Whitlock

.....Plus Others.


Additionally, through
late '86, 87 and early into '88 there were quite a number of  'bolt on neck' guitars made with the logo : - 

Regal.....

.....these were of the S-Type, T-Type, P-Type & J-Type' - in effect a more affordable guitar.

We have 'no numbers' for these at all - and no pix !

 

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Made in Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK.


               Angel                              Mahogany. White. Kahler.                        1988     London shop                   Mitch Harris 1989

               Angel                              Mahogany / Maple. Natural. Kahler.         1988     London shop                   1988 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Medusa Deluxe             Mahogany / Maple. Natural. Kahler.         1988     London shop                   1988 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Medusa Standard          Mahogany. Black. Kahler.                        1988     London Shop                   1988 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Electra                            Mahogany. Red. Kahler.                          1988     London Shop                   1988 / Whereabouts Unknown

 880804  Electra                            Mahogany. Pink. Kahler.                         1988     Music Stores Glasgow      E. McDonald 1989 / Bob Greaves 2003          

               Electra                            Mahogany. Yellow. Kahler.                     1988     London Shop                   1988 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Electra Bass                   Mahogany / Maple Thru-neck. Black.      1988     Roka's. London               1988 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Electra Bass                   Mahogany / Maple Thru-neck. Black.      1988     Allbang & S. London       1988 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Magenta Custom           Pad'alk / Maple. Natural. Kahler.             1988     Darryl Page                     1988 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Medusa Special             Pad'alk / Maple. Natural. Kahler.             1988     Cranes Cardiff                 Ash Jones 1989


.....Plus Others.

 

               Medusa                            Mahogany. Green. Kahler.                     1989     Mike's Music     1989 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Electra                              Mahogany. Yellow. Kahler.                   1989     Mike's Music     1989 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Electra Bass                    Mahogany / Maple Thru-neck. Pink.       1989    Mike's Music      1989 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Medusa Standard           Mahogany. Red. Kahler.                         1989    Gavin Jurkschatt  1989 / Simon Jones / Andy Neophytou 2003

               Razorback                       Mahogany. White. Kahler.                      1989    Jay    - Tigertailz  1989 / Unknown / Simon Jones 2002

               Razorback                       Mahogany. White. Kahler.                      1989    Kim   - Tigertailz  1989 / Whereabouts Unknown

               Razorback Bass             Mahogany / Maple Thru-neck. White.      1989    Pepsi - Tigertailz  1989 / Whereabouts Unknown

              Chimera                           Mahogany. Lilac. Kahler.                         1989   Darryl Page 1989 / Whereabouts Unknown

              Medusa Junior Custom  Mahogany Thru-neck. Green. Kahler.      1989   Terry Noakes 1989 / Whereabouts Unknown

              T-Type  Custom  Mahog / Fl-Map' Top. Black-Nat Tp. MN-R/F.  1989    A.G. / Whereabouts Unknown

              Electra Custom               Mahogany. Black. Kahler.                        1989   Bob Greaves 1989   ( The Last Royal )             


.....Plus Others.

 

I'll be adding to this as soon as I can.....

 

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