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02-07-2010, 01:25 PM
Ill get right to my question and post else where a little about me but i am an avid Charvel / Jackson fan..
I have my eye on a Japan model 4 & model 6. I noticed some have the sharkfin inlay and some have dots.. Is there any differences.. I feel like i am missing a keen piece of knowledge.. and need to be schooled :-)
02-07-2010, 02:29 PM
I'll try to help :eusa_thin
The Model 4 has a basswood body & bolt-on neck with dots for the '86 year and usually fitted with a Kahler trem; the '87-89 had sharkies and used the Jackson JT-6 trem. Although I have seen both dots with a JT-6 and sharkies with a Kahler. :icon_eek: I would imaginge those were transition models from one year to the next.
The Model 6 has a poplar body & is a neck thru (basically Charvel's version of a Jackson Soloist) As far as I know Model 6's always had sharkies.
Both models have very similar pickups so the choice really comes down to bolt-on vs. neck thru, tremolo, and body wood. :eusa_danc
BTW...WELCOME to Shred Guitar! :icon_wink
02-07-2010, 02:54 PM
I am actually hoping to own both :-)
I used to play a usa charvel in the 80's (red), and than stopped playing for awhille, had a SL1 (purple - was told it was paul gilbert or jason beckers when i bought it used in the mid 90's) that was stolen in 2000 since than been floating between my SG / Jackson Dinky & Epi LP Custom but none of em do it for me like the old charvels or jackson SL1. This months guitar world has a great article on Charvel and it got my fires stoked... I was planning on picking up another SL1 when the tax man pays me back.. but in the mean time thought i would hunt down some charvels..and try to get back in to collecting.. Is there anyway to tell anything from the serial #'s?
02-07-2010, 04:36 PM
Is there anyway to tell anything from the serial #'s?
Nope, not a thing...I wish it were that easy :eusa_eh:
02-07-2010, 06:10 PM
haha yea kind of figured that but thought i would ask here anyway.. lol
any way to verify years by looking at the guitars...?
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