Up for sale, a 1990 Charvel by Jackson DK-065-HH in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Made at the Chu Shin factory in Japan and sold exclusively to the Japanese domestic market, this Charvel is built to shred.
Essentially a spin on the Model 3A Charvel platform, this DK-065 features a quartersawn rock maple neck, a thick slab rosewood fingerboard, and a yellow poplar body. The bridge pickup is a Jackson J90C ultra high-output, distortion class humbucker with an accentuated low frequency response, while the neck is a medium output J50 humbucker that produces a full, natural sound with great definition. Both pickups take gain notably well for crunchy chords and white-hot leads. This Charvel weighs 8lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, slinky action, and spot-on intonation.
The quartersawn rock maple neck has a very slender D-shaped profile carve with generous shoulders and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .720” deep at the 1st fret and .850” at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features a compound 12-16” radius, pearloid dot inlay, and flawless jumbo fretwire. This guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The locking nut measures 1.650” (42mm) in width, ensuring pitch stability against the most dynamic of dives via the stock Charvel-branded Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo. On the headstock, the original black Jackson-branded Gotoh tuners are present and turn smoothly.
All of the electronics work as they should, with Master Volume and Tone knobs and a three-way pickup selector toggle governing the Jackson HH pickup pair. The original full-size Japanese pots date to 1990. The black hardware has light surface patina, including the pair of knurled knobs and the Floyd Rose-licensed and Charvel-branded tremolo, ideal for deep dives and sharp flutters.
The gloss Ferrari Red finish is bright and bold, and cosmetic wear includes a handful of dings along the lower bout body edge and a few faint scratches on the body as whole. The smooth satin finish on the neck profile has a pair of sticker-related "tan lines" behind frets 9-12 and a few shallow marks along the profile length that have no impact on playability.