I've owned and played a lot of guitars. Wayne Guitars are awesome, quality is excellent and the necks are exceptional. You have earned a lifelong customer and friend....Thanks!
I've been playing 25 years now and of course I love and own old Charvels and Jacksons as well as a couple old Kramers, The Wayne Guitars are better in all aspects than those I listed above. The thing I love most are the necks and the tone. The reason I chose Waynes is that its the best guitars made today and its made by two guys in California, not a factory clinging onto the good old days. I will continue to do business with Michael and Wayne Charvel. They simply build the best guitar in the world.
I currently own 45 Wayne Guitars and my collection is growing. These guitars are simply extraordinary, enough said!
-Young Bach, aka Silver Rain
1.) Hi Michael,
Its been a few months since I received my guitar and I haven't even thanked you yet. I know Ben ( Ben Varadi..I'm his guitar teacher and got one of the two he purchased. ) has been in contact with you but not I. Thanks, I love my Wayne guitar. Thanks to you and Ben and your Dad. It's got to be the finest axe I've ever had. The neck is getting nice and dirty I love it... I should have listened to you on the 3 way Gibson switch though..instead of the five way. Or, moved the volume knob a bit closer to the pickup. It would make fast switching a little easier. Anyways, it plays and sounds great everywhere on the neck...No dead spots, it just rings. Crazy harmonics. Very dynamic..and its so light,I had to make it more challenging to play as it was just too easy...ha. PS: Ben's guitar is equally as great and with the recessed Floyd it doesn't seem to make much difference in sound.It might be a bit brighter. Fantastic job. Thanks again.
Sincerely, Bruce Dies c/o Ben Varadi
2.) Wayne Rock Legend 2017 White Custom Flame Graphics, w/Wayne Charvel Custom shop book. Video DemoThis guitar is unbelievable! Not only is it gorgeous, but it’s got a perfect sounding tone, it’s crisp and can get serious sounding effortlessly. The bird’s eye maple fingerboard is as smooth as butter and the stainless frets are impressive and make me sound a lot better than I am! The set up is perfect! Tuned it and intonation and action are just great. Not to mention this is stunning to look at. The paint job, double pinstripes, flames are gorgeous. Thanks for making one hell of a guitar
Dec 5th, 2017 by Kelly R.
3.) Dear Michael and Wayne,
I received my Old School Bengal Striped Wayne Rock Legend on Monday. The quality and workmanship of this instrument is outstanding!! The neck is really thin and fast, super comfortable to play. The string action is very low and it’s a breeze to do hammer downs, pull offs, finger tapping and harmonics. The bird’s eye maple is very nice. The Bengal Stripe graphics are gorgeous!! The body is light and contoured just right. This guitar stays in tune even after extensive heavy handed playing and dive bombing!! This is absolutely the finest guitar I have ever had the pleasure to play and look forward to many years of enjoyment. When the guitar came I completely ignored my wife and played it all night. (She got over it eventually). Thanks for talking to me on the phone about the guitar, it’s that personal touch that shows you guys only have one goal and that’s customer satisfaction by building awesome guitars!! You hit it out of the park with this guitar!! Let me know when you get some more of the gold Floyd Roses in.
Thank You SO MUCH for everything! - Kevin Webb
4.) Sat, June 9, 2012
I just wanted to write a letter saying thanks for the impeccable setup on my custom strat. As you know, I sent it to you because I was so impressed with the Wayne guitar I had bought from you a couple of months ago. The attention to detail and level craftsmanship were second to none and therefore I knew that you could help me with this problem strat. Unlike other pair companies that would have taken my money and performed a halfhearted setup and sent it back, you actually picked up the phone and called me. You were completely honest about the situation and the fact that no amount of invested time or money would solve the problem I was having. Then instead of washing your hands of the situation like most companies would have you
hung in there with me to see it through. You helped me facilitate replacing the neck. What makes this so remarkable is that it was not your product nor your problem. I have had many guitars in my life and I have paid for several setups but none have come close to this. The bull nosing of the frets and the hand rolling of the edges makes this neck feel like I have been playing it years. I truly appreciate you taking the time to make it perfect. It’s really too bad that more people don’t take this level of pride in their work. Your father has taught you well. You have gained a lifelong client and I look forward to doing business with you again and
Thanks again for everything.
5.) 4/23/18 Hello, I am writing to say I am the proud new owner of one of your beautiful Wayne guitars! I have wanted one for many years and just came across this one, and it spoke to me. I just purchased it, and I’m waiting for its delivery as we talk. I can’t wait to get it, so I was wondering if you would be able to tell me a little about it if you don’t mind. Wood-pickup etc., is that a maple top stained? What is the body made of, and finish nitro? It is indeed a work of art and back in 1981 when I was 16 I would drool at the Charvel (strat headstocks) at guitar center here in Chicago. I also remember seeing the Charvel black/yellow-stripe in Music emporium catalog than for like 899.00. Oh, those were the days! Anyway, I’m sure this will not be my only one. Thank you. Sincerely, Nick
6.) Hi Michael,
It's been a few months since I received my guitar and I haven’t even thanked you yet. I know Ben ( Ben Varadi..I’m his guitar teacher and got one of the two he purchased. ) has been in contact with you but not I. Thanks, I love my Wayne guitar. Thanks to you and Ben and your Dad. It’s got to be the finest axe I’ve ever had. I should have listened to you on the 3 way gibson switch though... instead of the five way. Or, moved the volume knob a bit closer to the pickup. It would make fast switching a little easier. Anyways, it plays and sounds great everywhere on the neck…No dead spots, it just rings. Crazy harmonics. Very dynamic.. and it's so light, I had to make it more challenging to play as it was just too easy…ha.
PS: Ben’s guitar is equally as great and with the recessed floyd it doesn’t seem to make much difference in sound. It might be a bit brighter. Fantastic job. Thanks again.
7.) Hey Wayne, and everyone involved,
Just thought I would drop an email and say Awesome job. The guitars that Brian is using on the David Lee Roth run are the best ones I have ever worked with ever in my 20+ years doing tech work. They never give any kind of hassle. Very easy to work with. They both sound great, awesome tone, and the feel is just incredible. Keep it up. Hope to meet you guys one day. Cheers.
–Raymie Kopels, David Lee Roth Group, Stage Left Guitar Tech.
8.) Hi Michael!
- - I cannot tell you how please I am with the Wayne guitar. When I was looking to buy a guitar I wanted a Charvel, but after reading its history decided to look at Wayne Guitars then. Why buy the copy when I can get the original!!! It is everything I wanted in a guitar, the Sound, the Feel, and the looks. - - Hopefully I will be back soon to get another one. Included is my warranty card for your records
Txs again! Ramon 2014
9.) Hey Michael,
Just had the Wayne Eddie Ojeda guitar delivered last night.I LOVE IT. I am looking forward to doing business with you again in the future.
10.) I'm Kwon,
WAYNE GUITAR user in SOUTH KOREA :) WAYNE GUITARS FOREVER.
11.) I want you to you know, how much I LOVE the 2 guitars you built me. They’re still AWESOME!!! -Ben
12.) Fabulous! I own two of them. The Rock Legend and A Wayne T-2. Wonderful company to work with.
I must say the paint color on this guitar is amazing! I showed it to two other guys who play the 80's heavy metal guitars and they can't stop talking about it. The one guy quickly stated that he knows all the colors that the Forth Worth and Japanese Charvel's came in and this color ain't one of them but man did he like it! This guitar might give you a little more business. Both guys checked out your website today. I boxed up and sent out the other guitar to you today. You should receive it this coming Wednesday. It's a bolt on Jackson neck/Jackson body. Call me if you have any questions.
14.) I thought I'd quit playing my new guitar long enough to let you guys know how much I like it. I was wanting a simple set-up that sounded and felt great, and I got that, my new Wayne Monster feels better than any guitar I've ever played and sounds amazing. Beyond that it is beautiful.. The one piece mahogany body is really incredible. Thanks for taking the time to find out what I wanted and for building it. That is one of the nice
things about ordering a guitar from you guys, no more "it would be perfect if..." it's just what I wanted. I understand that a few years of experience goes into building your guitars and every one of those years shows, the craftsmanship is very impressive.
15.) Hello Michael,
UPS Just Dropped off the guitar and I've been playing it ever since, It sounds great the action is unreal beautiful guitar all the way around. Thank you very much.
16.) Hey Michael,
I got the guitar today I just wanted to tell you I always envy the guys who said they got a guitar and it was ready to roll right out of the box, Congratulations, this is my first one, I've never had a guitar that was ready to roll right out of the box. Thank you for the great job.
18.) Dude Sick guitar!!! The matt black, no finish was the way to go. It looks soooooo great. So simple. Plays great!!! Feels great. Sounds fantastic!!! It's so live and open sounding. The neck is fantastic!!! Soooo ez to get up top!!! Frets are Really skinny up top! No Need to get used to it. -Guy
I love you like a son and I'd love to meet you in person one day! If I ever get another guitar from you, I'll go down only! But, so far, I'm very happy with the tremel-no. It's sort of the best of all worlds. This guitar is absolutely beautiful and I LOVE it!!!
...oh yeah...what's even better is that the more time I spend with it, the more I love it!
I recently acquired a Wayne Guitar Rock Legend Serial Number # 95967. This guitar is FANTASTIC! Can you tell me what year this guitar was made?
21.) Hello Michael and Wayne,
Just wanted to let you guys know the guitar is Awesome. Everything about it! It's like a player piano, except it's a guitar it pretty much plays itself! Thanks for building such a great guitar.
Thanks again! Jeremy
My new baby arrived today safe and sound. Fantastic work - kudos to you and your father for building such a fine instrument! The neck and action are like no other guitar I've played. I beat the hell out of it today on my practice amp and it stays in tune like a swiss watch. Tomorrow is the big test when I get to crank up the half stack at practice.
Thanks for everything!
23.) Michael and Wayne
My metal flake blue Wayne Rock Legend arrived yesterday. Wow! You guys are true masters. The finish is wild and perfectly done and the craftsmanship is incredible. Better yet, the tone and feel is outstanding! I have owned many, many guitars. But this is like no other. Thank you very much.
PS No corporate guitars for me anymore!
24.)Ok so this is a little bit late but my name is Harrison Root. I'm the kid who bought your gold rock legend and oh my god this is the most hardcore shreddy guitar that I have ever owned or have ever thought that it was an awesome guitar you guys really know what you are doing thanks a ton. I take lessons from Curt Mitchell and today he showed me the new Curt Mitchell Wayne guitar with the tele stuff on it and it is a very sick guitar.
Bravo guys, bravo.
The prototype came in this evening at about 8 PM. I just put it down because I'm too tired to play anymore. It is AWESOME. I am so pleased, I may be back soon for another!
26.) Hey Mike-
Got the guitar-a great job as usual. I'll just enjoy it until I get another creative spark for the next one. Thanks again for everything!!!
28.) Pretty Sweet Michael!
Really a great instrument. The neck is super fast and the paint is .... like you said "stunning". The tone is just what I was looking for and expected. I am really thrilled with it. I will have to play some hookie from work for a few days and play her. I am really glad I pulled the trigger.
Good Luck, Great Job.
29.) Hi Michael
Guitar arrived, looks and plays GREAT!!! This is one of the best setups I've ever saw. Thanx a lot and be sure I'll be buying some more from you! Happy holidays :)
Stay safe, Alex
30.) First of all -
thanks for putting up with my harassment since you told me that my axe was ready early. To say I was like a kid before Christmas would have been a serious understatement. As someone who has a serious collection of nice instruments it surprises me to say that my star is now the sickest axe in the house. Plain and simple. The paint is un-fu**ing-believable. And the guitar plays like nothing else will ever touch it. I can't begin to thank you guys. My only wish is that I had my hands on a Wayne before I spent the tons that I did on a few of my other guitars. I look forward to shaking your hand - and maybe meeting Wayne too one of these days. Being the hero of mine that he is. You'll be hearing from me just as soon as I save enough to place my next order. Enough typing - I'm gonna go and play the shit out of that guitar.
Thanks again -
31.) I would like to start by thanking you for your presence at the Marin guitar show. It was truly a pleasure to be able to play one of the new Waynes. That was one of those guitars that I knew I couldn't live without from the second I had my hands on it. I cant believe how amazing those necks are. But why wouldn't they be if they're being built by the man himself. You guys do stunning work. And it was cool to meet you Michael. Do all of us players a favor - keep making the sickest axes out there.
The guitar you made me is righteous. I love it. Thank you. I will send some pics of Metal Skool at the Key club Hollywood soon. You Rule!
Russ Parrish (The Atomic Punks / Metal Skool)
33.) Hello again Michael
Well I must say that the guitar you made just gets better the more I play it, more than a little impressed thanks once again. Can you tell me what kind of oil you use on the wood and should I coat the guitar in it once in a while? I Just thought I would drop you a quick note to say that I shall be in your area next Thursday and if it's ok would like to come and see you guys and your store? Hopefully see you next week.
I started playing guitar 18 years ago and I always dreamed of having a Charvel Model 2. Last year I discovered your website after seeing the Atomic Punks and have wanted a Wayne guitar ever since. Finally I purchased the Monster Tele that was at the Music Zoo. After 10 seconds I knew that I wanted another Wayne. The neck on this guitar is better than any guitar that I have ever played. It is just a beautiful playing guitar and it sounds amazing. I do have one question with the monster guitar: Is there anything that I should use to wipe down the guitar to protect it?
I received the lap guitar the other day. VG's review was right on. It's awesome. I'm thinking about a second one for a different tuning! I got the guitar last night, you did a great Job!! It will be a while before I play it I'll just sit and stare at it for a while.
36.) Michael Charvel,
Wow!!! My new Monster series guitar is by far the best I've ever played on....I wanted to know, What type of oil...should I use to maintain
it and how often? When I received it, it didn't look like the body had been oiled...looks like it might be thirsty.....Also what oil do you use for the birdseye neck for future ref??
37.)Hey man I got the guitar yesterday and gigged with it last night. What an axe! Thanks so much man! This guitar flat out rocks! I love having the neck p/up. It sounds great! What kind of p/ups are in this one? Hope everything is going well.
38.) Hi Michael,
I received the guitar, and have been playing it a lot. I love this guitar!!! It's my instant favorite. In fact, eventually my Andersons will be up for sale. I've played it on Broadway on stage at Rent, and in the pit at Alda, and it does everything I want a solid body electric to do and better than any I've ever owned.
Thanks so so much for a great guitar!
Just wanted to let you know, that I received my monster guitar (customs took quite a while) anyway, the guitar is fantastic; the neck is incredible. the thing was even in tune. I will play it extensively tonight; I am really curious about the amplified sound. I am already saving up for a rock legend. ;-)
Catch you later,
40.) Hi Michael,
I have been in and out town for a couple a weeks and haven't had a chance to tell you how pleased I am with both guitars. They are both flawless. They play and sound fantastic But, I am sure you have heard this a thousand times before. I am so happy! Thanks again and I hope to talk to you again soon.
I got the "Ratt Swords" guitar tonight, (UPS showed up around 5:00PM) and I am completely blown away!!! I knew I would love it , but is guitar makes everything I've ever owned look like complete garbage. You were right about the swords coming out, awesome!!! The graphic looks great, the neck is amazing and the pickup sounds incredible!!! Thank you so much for building this guitar for me, I am very much looking forward to the next one!!!
42.) Hi Michael,
God Bless you and thanks for taking time to talk to me. You guys are the best. I hope you don't compromise yourselves so I don't have to talk to a machine. Ha ha ha. Say hi to your father even if he doesn't know me. I know of him and it's a great pleasure. I hope the next time we talk it's because I bought another guitar!! Long live Wayne Guitars!! Amen!!
43.) Yesterday I received my Wayne Rock Legend (Blue Flames on Grey) ...... I can not believe this thing is mine!!! I have never played, seen, heard or experienced anything like this guitar... It has every quality and then some from what I was expecting. The attention at the studio towards it has been so positive that I have two musicians ready to order... I look forward to bringing it to
Europe for a few weeks and showing it off. I 'll be ordering another in the months to come ....
Bravo Guys!!!! -
John G. Vlahakis
44.) Whheeeeee!!!! Fantastic!!! a pleasure to play!!! Just absolutely fantastic!!! The best instrument I have ever owned!! You my friend are an artist!! You should be very proud to carry on your family’s tradition of building the BEST guitars money can buy…..THANK YOU!!
PS: could you drop me a couple more bumper stickers in the mail??
45.) Hey Michael,
Got the guitar yesterday and I must say kudos on a well built machine! Thanks for everything and I can't wait to start gigging with this guitar. Sounds awesome, plays awesome. I really dig the big neck and the warm/full tone! Being able to tap those coils
comes in handy as well without switching guitars. Thanks again!
WTCC mojo brown
46.) Hi Michael,
Its been a few months since I received my guitar and I haven’t even thanked you yet. I know Ben ( Ben Varadi..I’m his guitar teacher and got one of the two he purchased. ) has been in contact with you but not I. Thanks, I love my Wayne guitar. Thanks to you and Ben and your Dad. It’s got to be the finest axe I’ve ever had. I should have listened to you on the 3 way gibson switch though... instead of the five way. Or, moved the volume knob a bit closer to the pickup. It would make fast switching a little easier. Anyways, it plays and sounds great everywhere on the neck…No dead spots, it just rings. Crazy harmonics. Very dynamic.. and its so light, I had to make it more challenging to play as it was just too easy…ha.
PS: Ben’s guitar is equally as great and with the recessed floyd it doesn’t seem to make much difference in sound. It might be a bit brighter. Fantastic job. Thanks again.
I got the guitar with the paint job today I was compelled to tell you it is absolutely stunning ! It is insane you hear me it is insane!!!
A fantastic interpertation artist always do the best when there left to run wild. Boy this was worth the wait. Thank you again.
48.) Hey Wayne and Michael!
Thank you for the bat-vee. sorry it took so long to get back to you. Michael, thanks for the modification with the pick-up. finally a 'V' that can be played comfortably while sitting (practicing). quality and craftsmanship second to none ( which I had no doubt about ). well,
thank you again.
Keith D. Faris
As far as the playability, this is one of the best axes I've ever owned like penza-suhr. I would say this is as good as the early sadowsky. I cannot believe this is a new guitar... the laminated fingerboard makes the sound funkier & this body is really lighter than the neck part!! finish is great!!! (I have a pre-CBS natural strat, too) now, I know the reason people are talking about owning the 2nd one. I'm a V-neck lover, but this neck curve is nearly so perfect!!!! Thank you, Michael!!!!! I'll call you, later... I haven't plugged it in yet...!! www.youtube.com/shrimpster311 EBi Arrived safe, Holy crap Michael! It kicks ass!..love the neck too, turned out great! Definitely one of the best! Talk to you soon about another.
Awesome Fit and Finish, "Vibe", Retro styling with a post-modern feel-well done it's my new "Go To" lap steel.
Great chatting the other day. I hope you enjoy our CD "Totality". Keep on doing what your doing.
Your Musical Brother
Just received my guitar today, and I gotta admit that it's one of the nicest guitars I've ever played. The neck is exactly what I wanted to have, so smooth and such a great playability, it can't get any better. The woods are beautiful too, you did a great paint job Michael. And the best thing about it is that it sounds way awesome. Just wanted to thank you and your father so much for making such a cool guitar! One thing's sure, you do the best Rock guitars out there, keep up the good work!
All the best,
52.) Hey Michael,
My new Wayne Monster guitar arrived yesterday.…..WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! Looks and feels fantastic. The neck just
feels perfect in my hands, and the fit and finish is flawless.… This is easily the best, most comfortable neck I've ever played. AWESEOME job. Thank you very much!! I am very pleased, and you will most likely be receiving another order from me soon! FWIW, I can't wait to use it on stage on Friday night with my band!
53.) Hello Michael,
I cant put into words how beautiful and flawless this guitar is. The feel of the neck, the harmonics are effortless, the finish is so beautiful I could sit it in a corner and just look at it like a piece of art.
Thank you again,
Received my guitar yesterday and had a long play last night. The quality is excellent and the neck is exceptional. I am really impressed with the neck finishing. You can tell a lot of care and time went in to it. Also, I am really pleased with the cherry
sunburst finish. Glad I opted to go for the, less obvious, route and buy direct from you guys. Now I have a guitar which, in the U.K. at least, is special (and it has my name on it too). Everyone has a PRS these days. I have a hand-built guitar and the experience of
having a hand in the specification is great. I also like the case. It really complements the guitar. Great job and thanks for the service and managing to make my guitar early. Long live Wayne Guitars!!!
Global Customer Demand Manager
Global Customer Demand Planning
55.) Hi Michael!,
I got the guitar last Friday and have been playing it ever since! I love the finish on this thing, I have never seen anything so smooth and shiny! It's like you took my vision and made it a reality. The neck is perfect, wide and smooth with nice frets and
killer Birdseye. It's just what I expected and more. Anyway, thanks for being so helpful and friendly on the phone. After talking with you about the project I feel like I've known you for years. It's a pleasure doing business with a real artist who knows his stuff instead of a large faceless corporation. Say hi to your dad for me and thanks for the excellent craftsmanship! I will be
in contact soon to talk about my next project with you guys.
Brett Phillips--San Diego, CA
56.) Mike and Wayne,
I can't thank you enough for my last addition to my collection (my sixth), as I expected it was better than the last--you guys just keep getting better. As a very picky, discriminating, particular player about the guitars I play, you guys have been my ONLY choice in guitars since I ordered my first one in 1999. I have ordered custom Charvel Jacksons throughout the years (starting in 1984) and other domestic as well as international guitar builders, and you guys build the best playing, feeling and sounding guitars I've found--and trust me it has been a long, difficult, EXPENSIVE quest. But your guitars are my holy grail. As long as you continue on,
and I am in need of a guitar, I will only purchase from you. Your quality and service have earned you a life-long customer and friend.
Continued success and thanks again!
Paul C. Wrzesinske--Mesa, AZ
57.) Michael and Wayne,
The guitar came yesterday, a whole day early, absolutely breath-taking. Love it!! Looks phenomenal, plays and sounds even better. Excellent job, could not be happier, thanks for making this Memorial Guitar possible. This is one hell of a Christmas present.
58.) Hey Michael,
Hnust wanted to let you know I received the tele, and I couldn't be happier. It's exactly what I asked for, sounds great, works great, looks great, and feels so smooth. If there's a guitar review website you would like me to take the time and write a good review for your company, I would gladly do it. I'm sure in a couple of years I'll be getting in touch with you again for another one of your masterpieces.
Thank you and everyone involved in making my dream guitar.
59.) HI MICHAEL
I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THE GUITAR IS AMAZING JUST I WAS LOOKING FOR I NEVER HAD SEEN A FINISH LIKE THIS. IT'S A SHOCK OPEN THE HARD CASE. INCREDIBLE THANKS AGAIN I LOVE YOUR WORK. I LOVE THIS HEADSTOCK
THANKS AMIGO BESITOS FROM SPAIN,
I don't know where to begin..... I've owned EVERYTHING, and I'm not talking about any mass produced gear.. I've had TYLER, TOM
ANDERSON, SUHR, NIK HUBER, VIGIER, and CUSTOM SHOP pick a BRAND... THIS GUITAR IS A PHENOM!!! IT HAS THE SINGLE BEST
FEELING NECK I'VE EVER FELT... BUT.. THE FIT AND FINISH ARE JUST COMPLIMENTS TO THE TONE!!!! THIS GUITAR WAS BUILT FOR ROCK...and IT DOESN'T JUST PERFORM UP TO EXPECTATIONS...IT BLASTS THROUGH TO A NEW DIMENSION!! It feels solid as a rock and the harmonics SCREAM OFF THE BOARD.... This thing was meant to look like a MEAN TONE MACHINE....oil finished/ Direct mounted pups....OH MAN!! AWESOME!!! Playing since the 80's and wish I could rewind and have this in my hands... WELL DONE!!! AND I WILL BE BACK!!
61.) Hi Michael
I've received the guitar on Friday I don't know the words in English for describe this guitar but in French ,we said: "It's
an atomic bomb" (the neck, The painting ..................AARRGGHH) Thanks for Your work to tour father and you continue as long as possible. With a friend we say :Electric guitar is American as a watch is Swiss. Thanks for all...Have a good day.
I got the Monster the other day. Maybe you shouldn't have set it up so well, 'cause now it plays itself!!!! j/k. You did an excellent job, and I truly appreciate all that you've done for me. You went above and beyond the call of duty, and that means a lot to me.
Thank you so much for coming to the Marin county guitar show. Its so refreshing for someone who is a giant in the business, to take a little time to talk to me, just an ordinary average guy. Michael struck me as the type of guy that actually listens to what folks have to say. He is a true artist of the first order. I have never seen such brilliant looking guitars in my life. They catch your eye! In a room full of solid color guitars, Michael takes guitar painting to new levels of workmanship, and it shows with every new body on which his magic has been performed. I think you all are shining examples of how God can work in us, and help us to live like He wants us to, and when we do, how he just heaps those blessings on! I don't know yet, but I'm gonna try real hard to come to Santa Monica....Twins: Keep-on burnin'. Outrageous show on Sunday in Marin!
San Rafael, Ca.
64.) Dear Michael,
The guitar is INCREDIBLE. It's very beautiful but ,most important,it plays great and the feel under my hands is SILK (what a neck!!!).After a little set up(I made also the modification of direct mounting the JB pick up directly screwed into the body) I started playing and I can't stop.....the sounds are excellent and also the playin' test at high volume(with a VHT amp) with the band reveals that this is a great guitar.....THANK YOU all for your incredible work and keep on makin'wonderful guitars (maybe this will not remain my single Wayne guitar).
THANK YOU AGAIN
65.) Customer Comments/Questions:
I recently ordered a "Monster" guitar through "Guitar Asylum". Wayne Guitars "f#@x**g rule!!!!
66.) Dear Michael,
I am writing to thank you for recommending that I see Tommy Colletti at the Music Zoo in Little Neck, NY. He and his staff are the most knowledgeable, courteous sales professionals that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I purchased one of your swamp ash monsters last week and went back to the Zoo for an amplifier this week. I am particularly happy with the warm tone the guitar produces and how well it plays (even though it's brand new, it feels like an old friend). As you know, I have been searching for that elusive Eddie Van Halen "brown sound" for years, and with your guidance and Tommy's kind assistance I am a whole lot closer!
67.) Wayne & Michael,
I spoke to Michael on the phone about the #01 unfinished Mahogany Body & Rose Wood Neck around New Years. I was originally looking for a Warren De'Martini French Writing or an Eddie Van Halen Black w/yellow striped model, but Michael told me if I was interested in a really great sounding guitar, instead of dropping a load on graphics, then this unfinished mahogany guitar was definitely one to check out. I ordered it. It arrived at my house on 2/1/02. I've been playing this guitar through a Bogner Shiva combo. Well, Michael is a good man. We must like the same sounds because this guitar is truly a gem. Anyway, thanks for the honesty and for being so courteous when I've called.
Very truly yours,
68.) Hello Michael, The guitar arrived and plays great!! Couldn't put it down all weekend.
69.) Hi Wayne,
I wanted to thank you for giving me a such an unbelievable instrument. Until I plugged that guitar in at home I wouldn't have anticipated it sounding so rich tonally . It truly is amazing, and an amazing work of art. I'm stupefied by the craftsmanship and all of the unique design features. I really wish my dad was still alive to see it. He was a machinist for over 50 years and I know he would have been completely impressed with the quality of the design and machine work. (Dad was also an inventor and had several patents over the years) You truly are a master craftsman and an artist. I will try to be a worthy caretaker of this and the
other wonderful instruments you have built for me. Thanks again for everything.
70.) Hello Michael Charvel, I bought a guitar "Wayne Rock Legend"a while ago from my friend. This guitar is very very good!! perfect!!
71.) The quality of craftsmanship here is second to none but the real appeal of the Wayne is the fact that it feels so good. As we said right at the start, if you believe that life began with ‘Van Halen 1′, rather than ‘Are You Experienced?’ or What’s The Story? (Morning Glory)’, you’ll join me in applauding the return of Wayne Charvel.” –
Guitarist Magazine ”
72.) Thank you and thank your dad soooo much, Michael. This is a 1 of a kind dream guitar. I think for a while at least, when I complain about my
day to day things.. I will remind myself of all the blessings that have come my way… including this gorgeous piece of art/ musical instrument.
I was thinking that it may be just a guitar to some but it’s very special to me. I grew up a poor hispanic from the bronx and sometimes we didn’t have enough to eat. And now to own this magnificent instrument is
humbling. One other thing. In a way I am a little angry with myself. Angry because I bought other guitars when I could have bought your guitars instead. All my guitars are 9’s now, yours being 11’s. Please just know I mean it. A heartfelt thank you!!!
My very best wishes and regards,
73.) Yeah, Michael, you nailed it PERFECT! Knob position, toggle position, routing under the bridge for extra upswing clearance, the whole set up is great. Was playing it late last night. Plays just like my black one. Love it!!!
And thanks again for the awesome book, much appreciated...
I planning out the graphics for the next one. Hopefully next year...
Thank you Michael, great job!!!
74.) This guitar is unbelievable! Not only is it gorgeous, but it’s got a perfect sounding tone, it’s crisp and can get serious sounding effortlessly. The bird’s eye maple fingerboard is as smooth as butter and the stainless frets are impressive and make me sound a lot better than I am! The set up is perfect! Tuned it and intonation and action are just great. Not to mention this is stunning to look at. The paint job, double pinstripes, flames are gorgeous. Thanks for making one hell of a guitar
Dec 5th, 2017 by Kelly R.