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1991 Charvel Jackson Japan ST Custom! SOLD!

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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 ST is a great example of that. A full sized Strat shaped body in ash contribute to the big time sustain. The25.5 inch scale maple neck features a rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets.  A trio of Charvel pickups are arranged in an HSS configuration for a variety of tones. A coil tap switch is factory installed. A 2 point trem, roller nut, and sealed tuners make for a reliable package. The finish is a very cool torino red. These weren’t cheap guitars when they were new nearly 20 years ago. They featured good quality hardware and were built to high standards of quality. Sort of a comepetitor to Fender’s Strat Plus series. 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. Condition wise, this one shows average wear and is in VG-EX condition. Light to moderate pick and clearcoat scratches as well as some indents and dings. Moderate belt wear. The trem arm is an incorrect replacement that doesn’t work as well as an original. It comes in a beat but functional hardshell case.

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.


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