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1992 Charvel by Jackson CAR-090-HSH Electric Guitar Lace Red, Lacewood, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1992 Charvel by Jackson CAR-090-HSH electric guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working. Made at the Chu Shin factory in Japan and sold exclusively in the Japanese domestic market, this CAR series model is an expertly crafted shred machine, and an obvious nod to the design parameters of Charvel's rival, Ibanez. Featuring a bolt-on quartersawn maple neck, a thick slab rosewood fingerboard, and a lacewood body finished in gloss transparent Lace Red, this Charvel is a top shelf example of an extremely rare model. The bridge pickup is a Jackson J80 high-output, distortion class humbucker, with a J-100S vintage-flavored alnico V magnet single coil in the middle position, and a J-50N neck pickup. The five-way blade pickup selector switch offers a variety of voicing options via the HSH configuration, yielding articulate single coil cut and thick, ripping drive. Weighing 7lbs 13oz, this Charvel has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, spot-on intonation, and fast action.

The quatersawn maple neck has a slim and fast-feeling C shaped profile with good shoulder and lightly scalloped fretboard edges, measuring .735” deep at the 1st fret and .805" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features a 16" radius and pristine original medium jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays effortlessly up the straight neck with a responsive, ideally adjusted truss rod. The scale length measures 25 1/2“, and the phenolic locking nut is 1 5/8” wide, holding pitch exceptionally well against the most dynamic of dives with the stock Charvel-branded Floyd Rose-licensed FLC-101 tremolo system. On the very Ibanez-shaped headstock, the original gold Jackson-branded Gotoh-made tuners are present and turn smoothly.

All of the electronics work as they should, with a Master Volume knob, Tone knob, and five-way pickup selector switch governing the Jackson HSH pickup array. The original gold hardware shows light surface patina, and the thick transparent pickguard is quite clean with only faint scuffing. The gloss transparent Lace Red finish highlights the heavily rippled figuring in the lacewood body. Cosmetically, there are a couple chips and dings on the back body edge, finish checking extending from the pickguard screw near the Tone knob, and a few faint finish scuffs on the body as a whole. The neck profile is absolutely pristine, sporting a smooth gloss finish.

A vintage Charvel-branded gigbag is included.