Or the Fusion, Spectrum, Predator, Legend, Professional Series or even the Charvette Series.This guide will very easily give you in-depth knowledge of these legendary Japanese made import guitars from Charvel. Built in Japan back in 1991 thru 1994 by the Chushin Gakki shop and sold only in Japan.Find out when your Charvel Model Series guitar was built.These plates were polished only on the exposed side and then cleared (lacquered).The back of the plate was not finished and typically appears raw and generally quite oxidized.Watch a wrecked Charvel Model 6 transform into a unique masterpiece of a custom guitar. Wescott filled with great pictures, describes to you in detail how this abortion of a Charvel Superstrat was brought back to life.
Charvel Model Series imports from 1986 paved the way for these Jackson imports, inseparable in history, so expect to find a bit of Charvel history here as well.
The Epiphone serial number decoder currently supports 12 serial number formats from 25 factories. Serial numbers from 70' and 80's era Epiphone guitars made in Japan are not supported.
The reason for this is that there is no reliable documentation from this time period.
The 1986-1991 Charvel imports were the very first Charvel imports and they have become legendary due to their build quality vs. The guitars have proven themselves to be a fantastic alternative to the higher priced American made Jacksons and Charvels and having played both, you probably realize how great these vintage Japanese guitars really are.
Get all the details on the Charvel import guitars by also reading the Jackson Professional History article. A Japanese Chushin Gakki worker at the Charvel assembly line, installing hardware on a 1986 Charvel Model 2, 3 or 3A (confirmed by the Kahler™ Fulcrum tremolo and white dot rosewood fingerboard).