#1
I am thinking of a getting anew guitar and posted a thread the other day. I went to mu local Music store and was talking with the guy that works there. He was showing me a few things and I noticed there were a lot of charvels on the wall. would anyone reccomend charvels or an specific ones? It would be mostly used for stuff like metal. Maybe tool and other things like that.
#2
Buy an old MIJ Charvel on Craigslist. It’ll be a better guitar and probably won’t cost much.
#3
i'm a fan of the new charvel stuff. sam ash has some in stock that priced dropped a lot so shop around when you find out what model you want.

i agree with jpnyc though as well, the old ones can be had cheap on the used market and are a good value.
#5
The old Charvel by Jackson are classic shred/80s metal guitars. I love them. I have an 86 model 4.
#6
I personally cannot recommend an 80's MIJ Model 4. Especially the ones with the Floyds.

Stock, at least. They're great for modification, and have excellent fretboards though I always found the original neck on mine too thin for my tastes, and the bridge pickup was HORRID. No life in it whatsoever.

I suggest checking out the Wild Card series. I own the Dead Calm Aqua one. It truly is one of the greatest guitars I think I've ever played. Extremely comfortable, beautiful finish, and amazing fretboard. Their discontinued but i've seen some on eBay for good prices.
#7
Look for the San Dimas and Pro Mod ones. They're MIA and it's a bit easier to find one of them than an older MIJ model in similar condition.

The new Desolation ones are MIC - they're neck-through which is nice if you are a spec sheet *****, but ultimately they're just yet more guitars to add to the massive pile of generic, sub-par MIC guitars.
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#8
hey Ian, I have the first year of Model 4, which has Kahler trem in it.
like you said, I love the neck. I am not a fan of active pickups but they are well built and plays well. It served me well for many years and still going strong. I also love the 3 isolated switches for the pickups.
#9
Quote by MrFlibble
Look for the San Dimas and Pro Mod ones. They're MIA and it's a bit easier to find one of them than an older MIJ model in similar condition.

The new Desolation ones are MIC - they're neck-through which is nice if you are a spec sheet *****, but ultimately they're just yet more guitars to add to the massive pile of generic, sub-par MIC guitars.


Not all of the Pro Mods are MIA. For the last couple of years, they've been MIJ instead.

I don't know what's going to happen to them now, since Chushin Gakki has shut down.
#10
Huh. I thought they were all MIA. Eh well, MIA or MIJ, 's about the same quality.
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#11
Quote by MrFlibble
Huh. I thought they were all MIA. Eh well, MIA or MIJ, 's about the same quality.


Yeah, they switched them to Japan a couple of years back. Kept the price about the same, but threw in a hardcase.

From what I've heard, they were just about as good as the American ones. I'd love to pick up a So-Cal sometime, but I didn't ought to be spending the money right now.