The crossroads guitar

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#31 Post by 80s fan » Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:43 pm

hmm , this is all the info i got (this is from the fan forum part of the site were he answers questions)

Hey Steve, I'm big fan of yours. What was your rig in Flexable? Did u use a Carvin amp like those seen in the 'crossroads'? When did u start using the JEM's?
- Martin Philip Bengson

S - "For Crossroads I was using a Carvin X-100B amp along with a Charvel guitar
that turned into my Green meanie guitar. I was using an MXR distortion, Cry
Baby Wha Wha and a Roland SDE 3000 for delay."

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#32 Post by johnz » Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:23 pm

Well he may have said that there but if you look on Jemsite, you'll find this:

http://www.jemsite.com/axes/model/charvel2.htm

It shows the life of the Green Meanie which started out as a sunburst guitar.

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#33 Post by dex » Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:53 am

He was saying what he actually used to record the tracks for the film - you know - in the studio with Ry Cooder over his shoulder. :wink:

The prop red Jackson had nothing to do with Steve, Green Meanie or anything else - it was just a prop.

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#34 Post by 80s fan » Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:58 am

oic, now it makes mroe since to me.

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#35 Post by DigitalSkull » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:09 am

Hello this is my first post. The dude who said it was in Houston at the Hard Rock is correct. I remember the first time I went to the hardrock it was the coolest piece they had in about Feb 1996. I imagine it is part of their revolving collection and is now in another city. I sat right under it and ate my burger I would have taken a picture if knew they were going to move it. Hope this helps.

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#36 Post by Randy G » Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:19 pm

The prop red Jackson had nothing to do with Steve, Green Meanie or anything else - it was just a prop.
Still, when people ask about the "Crossroads guitar", the red Jackson styled axe he filmed with is the one 99.999% of the askers are most interested in, not the one that simply sits on a stand behind him.

Anyway, on reviewing the DVD, here's my specs on how to replicate it. It ends up beng pretty pricey just for the wood.

Body:

SHAPE: Strat
PICKGUARD: none, rear access
COLOR: metallic red
PU CONFIG: 2 blk humbuckers, blk rings, polepieces visible
BRIDGE: chrome Floyd Rose, original
TREM ARM: black
TREM RECESS: none
KNOBS: one black volume dome knob
SWITCHES: one Les Paul style pickup selector, black
STRAP BUTTONS: black
JACK PLATE: black football
TREM SPRING PLATE: none
REAR CONTROL PLATE: black
STRAPLOCKS: Dunlop

NECK:

NECKPLATE: 80s Charvel
FRETBOARD: worn maple
FRETS: 22
MARKERS: black dots
SIDE MARKERS: none
REAR: maple, clear finish
BINDING: none
SCARF JOINT: none
NUT: chrome locking, bolt thru, chrome blocks, black hex screws
HEADSTOCK: Charvel pointy, black finish
TUNERS: black inline

Strat body from Warmoth
Mahogany..................$190
angled pocket............$10
metallic red paint.......$210
TOTAL BODY COST....$410

Jackson neck from Warmoth
Maple fretboard/neck..$173
lock nut prep...............$55
clear gloss...................$85
black headstock...........$135
TOTAL NECK COST......$448

TOTAL NECK/BODY COST: $858
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#37 Post by jam-man » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:50 am

Grandor wrote:I prefer the tele looks sik.
You really like telecasters!? :shock:

In my opinion, telecaster is one of the ugliest guitars in the world!

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#38 Post by nienturi » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:07 am

Image
There is another.

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#39 Post by spanishphrygian » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:19 pm

thanks dude

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#40 Post by Mr. Wiggles » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:18 pm

Randy G wrote:
The prop red Jackson had nothing to do with Steve, Green Meanie or anything else - it was just a prop.
Still, when people ask about the "Crossroads guitar", the red Jackson styled axe he filmed with is the one 99.999% of the askers are most interested in, not the one that simply sits on a stand behind him.

Anyway, on reviewing the DVD, here's my specs on how to replicate it. It ends up beng pretty pricey just for the wood.

Body:

SHAPE: Strat
PICKGUARD: none, rear access
COLOR: metallic red
PU CONFIG: 2 blk humbuckers, blk rings, polepieces visible
BRIDGE: chrome Floyd Rose, original
TREM ARM: black
TREM RECESS: none
KNOBS: one black volume dome knob
SWITCHES: one Les Paul style pickup selector, black
STRAP BUTTONS: black
JACK PLATE: black football
TREM SPRING PLATE: none
REAR CONTROL PLATE: black
STRAPLOCKS: Dunlop

NECK:

NECKPLATE: 80s Charvel
FRETBOARD: worn maple
FRETS: 22
MARKERS: black dots
SIDE MARKERS: none
REAR: maple, clear finish
BINDING: none
SCARF JOINT: none
NUT: chrome locking, bolt thru, chrome blocks, black hex screws
HEADSTOCK: Charvel pointy, black finish
TUNERS: black inline

Strat body from Warmoth
Mahogany..................$190
angled pocket............$10
metallic red paint.......$210
TOTAL BODY COST....$410

Jackson neck from Warmoth
Maple fretboard/neck..$173
lock nut prep...............$55
clear gloss...................$85
black headstock...........$135
TOTAL NECK COST......$448

TOTAL NECK/BODY COST: $858
Its a Charvel Model 2. Nothing more nothing less. You can get one for bout $300 on ebay. Now whether or not its got a maple fretboard is different.

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#41 Post by jam-man » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:08 am

nienturi wrote:Image
There is another.
That's great picture...little blur, but hey...

And it's a Charvel!











Jackson ROCKS!!! :guitar

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#42 Post by Stephen Brown » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:50 pm

What I'd like to know is how Steve got on with Rye Cooder. 8)

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#43 Post by RAI » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:53 pm

FRETPICK wrote:What I'd like to know is how Steve got on with Rye Cooder. 8)
Ry called Guitar Player, and asked if they knew of any good new guitarists out there. Well, they had just received "The Attitude Song" from Steve (which ended up as a Soundpage), and played that to Ry over the phone. His response:
"Is that sped up?"
The rest is history.

:)

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#44 Post by Voyager7 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:33 pm

Crossroads is such a killer Movie, the ending is the 1st place I ever seen or heard of Steve Vai, nice 1st Impression. :)

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#45 Post by steeleylfc » Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:15 pm

Voyager7 wrote:Crossroads is such a killer Movie, the ending is the 1st place I ever seen or heard of Steve Vai, nice 1st Impression. :)



the gorgeous charvel crossroads is deff a charvel . take a look at the FAQ page......

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