Vic,Nice setup there Kev.
Two Model A's? Love the trans red one.
When did you get the yellow/orange one? Recent USA build?
The sliver sparkle looks like a 375.
Sweet, I love that baby! Another thing that I like for my guitars is reverse headstocks. I think that gives guitars a cool far out look.This is my Bullseye Charvel. Made in a special batch of 30 in 2003 for Charvel fans on the JCF (Jackson Charvel Forum).
It was designed to around 83/84 specs, when Charvel's came with pointy headstocks, 22 frets, a strat body, rather than Dinky, and the typical one pickup arrangement with a non-recessed Floyd.
I was wanting an old school Charvel, and they weren't being made back then like today, so the chance to get a brand new one was very tempting. The maple board sealed the deal and I was in!
I still remember the day she arrived.
These 30 guitars have very, very rare neck plates. The USA Charvels made in the 90's featured flat neck plates with laser etched Charvel logos and serial numbers. The 80's guitars had 3D carved neck plates.
Jackson went to the trouble to produce 50 neckplates like the 80's ones, but with the current Ontario, CA address, instead of the old San Dimas one. 30 of these plates are on Bullseyes like mine, and the other 20 went to other custom ordered guitars from the time.
I like them both alot but that 's what I'm talking about Vic. That's also a work of art! Great job customizing the white and black. I too have fucked some things up and had to take them to my guitar shop to fix them up for me. I really like the Black Les Paul too! One of these days when money is a little looser I 'm going to put together a John Sykes style Les Paul.Reverse headstocks you say Kev?
This is the Charvel Model 88. Build of 1000, 500 for the US, 500 for the rest of the world. Mine originally came from the US.
African ribbed mahogany body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard with sharkfin inlays on a reverse headstock.
Came with a single, slanted pickup which is now a Duncan. I think I remembered to put a non F-spaced one in there.
This guitar was refinished after I majorly scratched it with a screwdriver trying to put the trem springs back in. I was so pissed and I immediately pulled it apart and took it to my guitar guys house.
During the refin he installed Schaller trem posts, including the bushings in the body, a new Shcaller Floyd and nut. This replaced the aging Jackson JT6 with Kahler style nut.
It turned out excellent. I have the original chainsaw case and managed to score a Certificate of Authenticity that came with these when new.
I did a little research when I saw your question and it appears that the guitar in fact is from 2005 as it has a raised 3D Charvel Neck Plate Chrome Plated on Black serial 2872. I originally believed it to be from 1981 to 1986 both those plates are gold plated and mine looks the same and is chrome plated.It's a killer guitar for sure. What's the serial number on the back?
Can I have the silver one please?Here's what my 4 Charvels look like!
Ha ha, I only know a bit about photos from friends who do and have the gear. If you know someone into photos with a good Digital SLR they will know what to do.dude .. your talking technology again .. brain fade .. lol
I missed this question back in the day so I guess it's good to go back through these threads every once in a while. I purchased this in Southern California in 2006 or 2007. There are not 6 holes or visible patches underneath the floyd where a synchronized tremelo used to be installed. It came with a Charvel Tweed Looking Case (brown / black) in very good shape but older looking. I believe it to be a one of a kind guitar but I'll yield to your vastly superior Charvel Knowledge. Your correct in that the nut was never routed for a Floyd locking nut which to me would imply that it's older. It's in good shape and I was told when I bought the guitar that it was early eighties and I was confused when I thought the serial number indicated that it was 2005. 1983 as you suggest goes much better with the time line that I was told when I purchased the guitar.With your serial number it is a late 1983 build guitar.
Looking at the nut it it seems it was modded for a Floyd. How long have you had it for? I'm guessing you got it after 2005 or you would know it's older.
Can you tell if it used to have a vintage trem under the floyd?
Where did you get it from? Does it have a Charvel case?
That will be a little bit of work but I'll get the job done!Can I see a pic of the case Kev?
It is good to go over this stuff, the Bullseye guitar is one I am playing a lot lately and in my new band venture. I gave the setup a tweak and she's ready to rock!!
Fred, I've admired your Charvel for years! It's very nice piece as well as your others. For those that may not know Fred owns one of the white and gold VVV's that TJ Monster used to play live and made years ago!Uncle Kev, as I have told you before Bro..... Great Collection !!!
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