Up for sale, a 1986 Charvel by Jackson Model 3 electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Made at the Chu Shin factory in Japan, the renowned Model series was introduced in 1986 and marked an era of high-quality, competitive overseas-made shredders. This top-notch Charvel features a bolt-on quartersawn rock maple neck, a thick slab rosewood fingerboard, and a basswood body. The bridge pickup is a Jackson J90C ultra high-output, distortion class humbucker with an accentuated low frequency response. The pair of single coils are Jackson J100s, delivering classic Strat articulation and snap in the neck and middle positions. The five-way blade pickup selector switch offers a variety of voicing options via the HSS configuration, yielding vintage-flavored single coil cut and thick, ripping drive. Weighing 8lbs 5oz, this Charvel has been professionally setup here at Mike and Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, spot-on intonation, and fast action.
The quartersawn rock maple neck has a slender and fast-feeling D-shaped profile with rounded shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .775” deep at the 1st fret and .885” at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features a compound 12-16” radius, dot inlay, and original pristine jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays cleanly in every register up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length measures 25 1/2“, and the phenolic nut measures 1 11/16” in width, just forward of the locking nut which holds pitch exceptionally well against the most dynamic of dives with the stock Kahler Fulcrum tremolo system.On the black headstock, the original black Jackson-branded Gotoh-made tuners are present and turn smoothly.
All of the electronics work as they should, with a Volume knob, Tone knob, and five-way pickup selector switch governing the Jackson HSS pickup array. The gloss Red finish is particularly clean and vibrant, with cosmetic wear limited to a few tiny stray marks and scuffs. The neck profile sports a flawless smooth gloss finish.
A vintage faux leather gigbag is included.