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1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional! SOLD!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

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Wow! Check out that paint job! I’ve seen a lot more interest recently in late 80s/early 90s Japanese built Charvel guitars. Players are figuring out that these instruments offer great quality, hard to find features and a great price. This 550XL is a great example of that. Legendary Japanese quality. This one features a neck through body for tons of sustain. The rosewood fingerboard features 24 frets so you can reach all the notes. A Jackson JC-90 humbucker teams up with a dual blade single coil sized neck ‘bucker for tons of tones. A Schaller built Floyd Rose double locking trem and sealed tuners make for a reliable package. The finish is a gorgeous platinum silver sparkle. These weren’t cheap guitars when they were new nearly 20 years ago. They featured good quality hardware (like the Schaller Floyd) and were built to high standards of quality. If you’re a shredder or a rocker looking for an affordable instrument, this Charvel merits some attention.

Like many guitars of this era, this Charvel features a slim comfy neck and good feel. The flat radius makes for easy bends. The frets are good and the neck is straight. Electronics work as they should although the middle position isn’t much different than the bridge soundwise. Very subtle. A very cool guitar. Condition wise, this one is very nice. It shows light pick and clearcoat scratches as well as few small dents and dings. Nothing major really. Comes with original case which has a gash on the front. Still solid though.

Back in the 80s and 90s, this type of guitar was everywhere. Fast forward 20 or so years into the future and the supply seems to have dried up. There’s very little comparable at this price range in a new guitar and a lot of the vintage examples have been played to death. Here’s a solid one.

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

1990’s Charvel 550XL Professional!

SOLD!

 
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