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1990s Charvel by Jackson CST-070-SSS Super Strat See Through Red, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1990's Charvel by Jackson model CST-070-SSS electric guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A very rare Japanese-made Super Strat which takes its cues from the Schecter Dream Machine among other souped-up iterations of the classic Fender platform, this guitar features an ash body, maple neck, and thick slab 22 fret rosewood fingerboard, loaded with the original Jackson J-200 stacked single coils. The traditional tonewood combination of ash and maple delivers an articulate and balanced response with great midrange character and snappy, authoritative note attack. The SSS array is coupled to a traditional five-way blade pickup selector switch for a range of bold, sparkling sounds well-suited to snappy cleans and focused, high-gain crunch. The guitar weighs 9lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action and fresh 10-46 strings.

The maple neck has a very slender, effortless-feeling C-shaped profile carve with rounded shoulders, measuring .755" deep at the 1st fret and .805" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard board has a very flat 16" radius and stock jumbo fretwire, engineered for speed runs, two-hand tapping, and extreme bending. The frets have good height and meat, with light wear under the plain strings up to fret 9, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays cleanly in every register with a straight neck and optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is a full 25 1/2", and the graphite nut measures 1 5/8" in width. The headstock features a familiar Strat shape, Charvel logo, and gold Jackson-branded tuning machines that turn very smoothly.

On the body, the active electronics function as intended, with the trio of Jackson pickups wired to a five-way blade selector switch, Master Volume, and pair of Tone controls. The gold hardware shows light surface patina, and the pickup covers still feature Jackson silkscreen lettering. The body boasts a high gloss See Through Red finish that highlights the broad grain of the ash body. Cosmetic wear includes finish chips on the lower bout body edge, with light finish scratches and marks mostly relegated to the body parameter. The neck profile sports the original gloss finish with some minuscule marks that are not distracting to the palm while fretting.