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1986 Charvel Jackson Model 3B Vintage Neck Through PJ Bass Pearl White, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1986 Charvel by Jackson Model 3B bass in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a padded softshell case. Produced in Japan from 1986-89, this short-lived Charvel bass features neck-through construction, a PJ pickup complement with active EQ, and a gloss Pearl White finish.

Tonewoods comprises a quartersawn maple neck (neck-through), poplar body wings, and a slab rosewood fretboard, and this Model 3B weighs 9lbs 6oz. The PJ pairing includes a J-20 P-style pickup and J-150 J-style single coil, offering a rich midrange character, aggressive cut, and a present treble register that accentuates the grind of the 45-100 roundwound strings. The active PE-2000 EQ controls provide expanded tonal flexibility with dedicated Treble and Bass knobs to boost or cut said frequencies.  This Model 3B has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with comfortable action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Quartersawn maple
-Shape: Slender D, measuring .800” 1st fret, .965” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, dot inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, hint of wear beneath A and D strings on frets 1-3
-Scale Length: 34”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm)
-Tuners: Jackson-branded
-Serialization: C6-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Poplar body wings
-Pickups: J-20 split-coil, J-150 single coil
-Controls: Volume, active center detent Treble/Bass EQ, Three-way pickup selector,
-Hardware: Dome-top knurled knobs, Jackson-branded toploader bridge
-Plastics: Control cavity cover retains factory protective brown paper

The gloss Pearl White finish has a subtle metallic sparkle, gently aged to a rich cream hue, with cosmetic wear limited to a couple finish scratches on the back and a handful of minor dings along the lower bout perimeter. The smooth matching gloss on the neck profile is flawless save for limited scuffing on the shoulders at the 1st fret.

A padded softshell case is included.