This extremely limited series of guitars were custom produced by Charley’s Guitar Shop in Dallas, Texas. They were initially produced between 2002 and 2003.
Originally, Charley’s Guitar Shop and Rene Martinez were going to produce 100 guitars. However, production was halted due to a potential infringement on the rights to the shape and likeness of the Fender headstock. Consequently, only 23 guitars were originally produced and Rene then produced another 10 totaling 33 guitars. This particular guitar was custom built specifically by Rene for KWS as indicated by the engraving on the neck plate on the back of the guitar. This guitar is also believed to be the final “Charley” guitar made by Rene. Kenny used this guitar extensively on his 2004 “The Place You’re In” Tour and has since retired the guitar only bringing it out to the stage on rare occasions. Unique specs to this guitar include custom “Flip flop” pearl white with iridescent blue tint depending on the angle of light, ebony slab, hard tail, jumbo frets, Danelectro pick-ups, wired with one tone knob and one volume control.