Up for sale, a 1993 Charvel by Jackson DK-065-SSH in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, finished in an uncommon White gloss and complete with an aftermarket hardshell case. Made at the Chu Shin factory in Japan exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, this well-crafted Superstrat is built to shred.
Essentially a revision of the Model 3 Charvel platform, the DK-065-SSH features a yellow poplar body, quartersawn rock maple neck, and thick slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard. The bridge pickup is a Jackson J90C distortion class humbucker with an accentuated low frequency response. The pair of single coils are Jackson J100s, delivering classic Strat articulation and snap in the neck and middle positions. The five-way blade pickup selector switch offers a variety of voicing options via the SSH configuration, yielding vintage-flavored single coil cut and thick, ripping drive. Weighing 7lbs 4oz, this Charvel has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, spot-on intonation, and fast action.
The quartersawn rock maple neck has a slim, fast-feeling D-shaped profile carve with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .750” deep at the 1st fret and .860” at the 12th. The thick slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard features a compound 12-16” radius, dot inlay, and the original jumbo fretwire. The frets are practically perfect with their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, with just a hint of wear beneath the B and High E strings on frets 1-5. This guitar plays cleanly in all registers with a straight neck and responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The scale length measures 25 1/2", and the locking nut is 42mm (1.650”) in width, holding pitch exceptionally well against the most dynamic of dives with the tremolo. The headstock retains the original black Gotoh-made and Jackson-branded tuning machines.
All of the electronics work as they should, with Master Volume and Tone knobs, and a five-way pickup selector switch governing the Jackson SSH pickup array. All of the original black hardware is present including the Charvel-branded and Floyd Rose-licensed vibrato unit, complete with a chrome arm. Cosmetic wear on the gloss White finish includes a small finish chip on the bass-side body horn, a small area of faint buckle rash at the bass-side waist on the back, and a number of minor marks and faint finish scratches on the body, largely concentrated along the lower bout edge. The satin finish on the neck profile is immaculate.
A molded SKB-brand hardshell case is included, a notable upgrade over the gigbag which would have been sold with this guitar new.