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Charvel model series

Gat

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I recently picked up charvel model 1a. It's an 87 with 3 single coils pickguard. Vintage trem. I have to say totally blown away with the way it plays and sounds. I have played everything but something out of the custom shop from Fender, and owned USA plus and honestly I like it just as much. Was just curious of anyone else's thoughts on the model series. Love the forum.
 

satch1967

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Over the years, I have owned a , model 3, 4, 5A, 6, 88. They are all fantastic guitars, and sold off for various reasons mainly to upgrade to a higher model.
The one I have hung on to the longest is my Model 88. It's made of Body = African Ribbon Mahogany, maple neck rosewood board. I have a stacked concentric Vol/tone pot in it now and still have the J-95 pickup in it. It is such a fun guitar to play. the Gakki import Charvel's are some of the best import guitars made. I have been thinking of getting another like you have Vtrem, 3 singles. haven't found the right one yet. As great as these imports are they are totally different from the 80's USA made ones form 80-85. I have owned some of those as well and pre production ones as well. Charvel guitars are some of the best made in that time frame.
 

Blackjack30

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This is an 86' model # 2 thats was modded for a Floyd from the Kahler fulcrum style. I also put an old 90's EMG-81.
Now it has a newer Schaller Tremeister Floyd
Guitar rocks in every way ive had it about 22 years.
I got my first Japan Charvel in 1988 a 3DR.



I recently got this Satchel Charvel Pro Mod w/ Fishman Fluence Classics, Outstanding guitar.
Fender Mexico is making some seriously good guitars for the money these days.
 

Dave P

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I've owned a ton of them back when the were cheap, still have a model 2 and a 5. I also have a few toothpaste logo Charvels.
 
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