#1
Here is my 1989 Charvel Fusion Custom that I picked up at my local GC for $299. I had a brand new one in candy blue that I bought in 1992 only the pickup was not covered it was a 1991 model, it was my first "real" guitar, long story short I sold it in '99 to pay rent (sucks being a grownup) and it was something I have regretted every since.

So when I saw my local GC had this one advertised online I went immediately after work and gave it a test drive, needless to say I slapped some money on it and put in in the layaway and spent the next month chomping at the bit waiting to bring her home!

I was impressed at how good of shape it was in structurally as well as the paint, whoever owned her before loved her and it shows!



There are some light swirl/polishing marks in the clear that I am going to buff out but only a few tiny dings and no major chunks of paint missing or deep scratches.



No buckle rash either



I am particular about headstocks and was relieved to see this one was still nice and pointy and I love the fact that it is color matching!



It's completely stock the JT590 Schaller made Jackson trem shows that it has been used but is still in great shape and holds a tune well, the J200 mini rail humbuckers and J90C bridge pickups sound great especially through my MESA Roadster so they will be staying where they are at.

It has a short scale 24 3/4 and the action is great the frets don't really show signs of wear and it plays nice and smooth I really only had to tune it although it is ready for a new set of strings.



The Fusion Custom was only made for 3 years from 89-91 I did some research to figure out what year this one was and found that Charvel/Jackson removed the Fort Worth address from the neck plate in 1990 which was the location of the IMC USA headquarters so that dates this as a 1989 model.



Like I said before I have been missing that blue 91 ever since I had to sell her so I am stoked to find this one that is in amazing shape for being 28 years old.
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Last edited by Evilnine at Feb 25, 2016,
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uuuugh. Stop with the porn.

It was kind of the the previous owner to wrap the strings around the tuners backwards though.
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nice find . i played a Model 2 for many years love the charvel necks from back then.
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uuuugh. Stop with the porn.

It was kind of the the previous owner to wrap the strings around the tuners backwards though.



LOL! Yeah I noticed that, 5 out of 6 of the have a nice tidy wrap even if they are backwards. The strings are past their prime anyway, I just haven't had a chance to swap them out yet.
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That's a nice score.
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nice guitar! enjoy
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uuuugh. Stop with the porn.

It was kind of the the previous owner to wrap the strings around the tuners backwards though.


...As long as they're all the same direction <G>.
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good find.

I still have my old Jackson Fusion custom in blue in a case, not used much these days.

looks the same as yours except my fretboard dots are at the top rather than the middle and the bridge pickup has 2 rails to match the front two. my trem is also a little different and doesnt look as robust as yours.
must have bought it used about 1995/96/97

i fitted coil taps and phase switches to it, which I now regret! i must give it a good cleanup and service some day.


Yeah I think they stopped using the JT590 Schaller Floyd in 92 because my blue 91 Fusion had one but my 1993 King V Professional had the Takeuchi JT580 OFR style I recently replaced that one with a German OFR although it was a very stable system.
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#10
Sick find! Looks like the fretboard could do with a clean but other than that it looks great!
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Sick find! Looks like the fretboard could do with a clean but other than that it looks great!


Thanks man, the fretboard is really not bad it looks worse in the pictures, but yeah it needs a restring and an overall good cleaning, I was just glad to find one with no major finish issues after 28 years!
"A well-wound coil is a well-wound coil regardless if it's wound with professional equipment, or if somebody's great-grandmother winds it to an old French recipe with Napoleon's modified coffee grinder and chops off the wire after a mile with an antique guillotine!"
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