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1989 Charvel by Jackson Model 6 HSS Vintage Electric Guitar Neck Through Black, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1989 Charvel by Jackson Model 6 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original paperwork. Crafted in Japan at the Chushin factory in Japan, this rare upper-tiered Charvel was built to shred with a high-output SSH pickup complement, neck-through construction, and JE-1200 active electronics.

Tonewoods include a maple neck with poplar body wings and a bound rosewood fretboard; this Model 6 has a clear, resonant acoustic profile with great articulation. The stock trio of pickups includes a pair of Jackson J200 single coil pickups in the neck and middle positions, and a Jackson J50BC humbucker at the bridge. The low impedance single coil pickups deliver ample cut and sparkle, with good percussive clarity, and the bridge humbucker is big and bold, perfect for high-gain scenarios. Additionally, the JE-1200 active electronics offer a bevy of available tonalities with a midrange boost circuit offering up to +6dB of boost at 650 Hz. The boost stages are cascaded in a unique way that rolls off the high frequencies (above 2kHz) ensuring the boosted tone is free of any unwanted shrillness. This Charvel weighs 8lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, slinky action, and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a slender D-shaped profile carve with full shoulders in every register, measuring .775” deep at the 1st fret and .890” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard has a 16” radius, and the serial is stamped into the rosewood beyond the 24th fret. The stock jumbo fretwire has well-rounded crowns, exhibiting light wear beneath the strings on the crows of frets 1-5, with further wear extending beneath the plain strings up to fret 12 and growing progressively lighter approaching the octave. This guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod, and the locking nut measures a full 1 11/16” (43mm) in width. On the headstock, the original Jackson-stamped tuning machines turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch.

All of the electronics function as intended; the pickups are governed by a trio of independent on/off mini-toggles, with Master Volume, Tone, and Mid Boost knobs. The active JE-1200 circuit is powered by a 9V battery in the control cavity. The Floyd Rose-licensed JT6 tremolo actuates smoothly and snaps quickly back to pitch from deep divebombs. There is a light speckling of surface patina on the tremolo, and the dome-top knurled knobs are notably clean.

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Black finish includes extensive buckle rash across the bass side of the back and a number of minor dings on the body as a whole, largely concentrated on the top at the lower bout and along the lower bout perimeter. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss, with a few shallow marks along the profile length that have no impact on playability.

A gigbag is included, along with the original factory paperwork.