The Wayne Charvel Legend
Wayne Charvel started Charvel Manufacturing in San Dimas, California and has been designing and building guitars for 49 years, working for B.C. Rich and Gibson, and for Fender in the 1970s. Wayne has built guitars for a who's who of players, including Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons, John Kay, Paul Gilbert, Pete Townsend, Warren Haynes, Hank Williams Jr., Jim Root, Joe Perry and many others. The Charvel name on the headstock of a solid-body electric guitar is a mark of value for buyers and collectors; the brand - which has been sold and re-sold and is now owned by Fender - has taken its place among other premium American brands. Under the Wayne logo, Wayne Charvel continues to build high-end guitars made in the USA. Here is the whole story, told by Wayne and his sons. As a bonus, the book includes a CD of songs by The Charvel Twins, Bob and Rick!