Up for sale, a 1990 Charvel by Jackson Super Dinky model SDK-085-HH in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original molded hardshell case. Crafted at the Chu Shin factory in Japan and sold exclusively to the Japanese domestic market, this sleek Charvel was built to shred.
Featuring a See Through Red finish over an ash body, a quartersawn rock maple neck, and a thick slab rosewood fretboard, this SDK has a punchy, detailed acoustic platform. The Jackson pickups include a J-80 humbucker in the bridge position, channeling the natural note attack and midrange complexity of the ash body, and a medium output J50 humbucker in the neck position that produces a full sound with great definition. Additionally, the five-way JE-0005-SW selector switch offers coil splitting options in positions 2 and 4 for glassy single coil spank. This Super Dinky weighs 7lbs 9oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, slinky action, and spot-on intonation.
The quartersawn rock maple neck has a very slender, fast-feeling C-shaped profile carve with well-rounded shoulders, notably slim at the nut and with a gentle increase in overall heft in the upper registers, measuring .735” deep at the 1st fret and .840” at the 12th. The 24-fret thick slab rosewood fretboard is a dark cut with a 12” radius, and the jumbo frets are flawless with well-rounded crowns. This guitar plays cleanly up the 24 3/4“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod, and the locking nut measures 1 5/8“ in width, holding steady against dives via the Floyd Rose-licensed FLC-101 tremolo. On the headstock, the original black Jackson-branded Gotoh-made tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The neck heel is contoured, as is the treble-side cutaway, offering improved access and comfort at the upper frets.
On the body, the stock electronics function as intended, with Master Volume and Tone knobs and a five-way pickup selector switch governing the Jackson HH pickup array.
The pickup selector functions as follows:
1. Bridge humbucker
2. Neck + Bridge coil tapped (outer coils)
3. Neck + Bridge humbuckers
4. Neck + Bridge coil tapped (inner coils)
5. Neck humbucker
The black hardware includes the Charvel-branded, Floyd Rose-licensed FLC-101 tremolo, which bounces quickly back to pitch and actuates smoothly.
The See Through Red finish highlights the broad, dynamic grain in the ash body, and cosmetic wear includes a handful of minor finish chips and dings along the body perimeter, with one more prominent chip on the edge of the treble-side cutaway. There is moderate buckle rash on the back, and some faint scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The smooth satin finish on the neck profile has been buffed to a fast-feeling semi-gloss through play, with a scant few marks in the lower registers that have no impact on playability.
The original Jackson-branded molded hardshell case is included.