Price paid: $ 689.99
Purchased from: Ebay
Sound — 10
The Charvel suits my sound perfectly, from Alt Rock to even Blues, although you must understand that Charvels were built to be predominantly Rock and Harder Rock style guitars. I'm playin it through a Marshall TSL122, and a Hughes And Kettner Switchblade, and I've never been so happy with my Live rig before. It can definitely reflect that legendary brown sound with the fullness in the tone that really brings out more color in the amps, its sound is also VERY warm and thick, I love it.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall Impression, one crazy guitar, if I could ask the guy Who sold me this one question now it'd probably be along the lines of "how the hell could you let this go?!"
Reliability & Durability — 10
The Charvel lines already infamous to take a beating, you can definitely depend this even with a backup axe, the finish never lets you down, and for some reason is very hard to leave marks on. (not that i've tried "wink wink")
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar comes with a setup already performed, as always all you have to do is tune it up, pickups adjusted at the correct heights (bridge pickup nicely out and neck pup set lower), there were no problems whatsoever with this guitar, even as I bought it used.
Features — 9
I completely took my chances with this axe, gettin it off ebay, but in the end I've never been so happy with a guitar. The Charvel line is almost exclusively USA made and I believe they've been bought out by Fender. These are great guitars, Alder Body, Maple Neck, 2 Seymour Duncan pups (SH4 and JB). Overall the body feels VERY solid, as if it was a one piece solid guitar. This baby's got 22 medium jumbo frets and sports a nice black high gloss finish. It's reminiscent of a Telecaster but doesn't sound anything like one. It's got an original model of a Floyd Rose, one very heavy duty volume knob, a bypassed tone circuit (missing the control, often gets a little bit more tone out of the guitar), and a 3 way pup selector. The Grover Tuners are just great, and there is a lock on the nut to make your guitar ready for ridiculous dive bombs. Comes with SD Straploks, and a Charvel Gig Bag thats not too shabby.