Charvel "Expert" needed

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  1. sugarlou

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    Bought this strat body. Was told it was a Charvel from the 80's. The only marking is in the neck pocket..Any experts recognise this ???[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    also can anyone tell what type of wood this is from this pic?
     
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    Lets see the rest of the body.....
     
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  7. sugarlou

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    Im certain this is an original Charvel strat body from '83



    I need a neck for this baby...anyone? 2 1/4 heel
     
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    I have an unfinished charvel/jackson style neck made by scott lentz that should fit this. It was purchased off a board member but I never got around to using it. Let me know if you are interested and I can send pics.
     
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    How so?
     
  11. A.Pulverizer

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    belly cut looks good.
    Beyond that, dunnow
     
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    I'm guessing there was extensive research done in the 7 years since the last post in this thread...
     
  13. sugarlou

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    Yes extensive!!

    But its time to revive this puppy. The body is feather light. I had a neck on it for a while but it was an IBANEZ ..ugh...

    I bought this from a guy probably in the early 90's . He was a reputable guy and told me it was originally a Charvel but got parted out. I said WHERE IS THE NECK?!!! Unfortunately he was no help with that.

    I went to several "Charvel owners/experts" sites ..posted pics , asked questions and the sig in the neck pocket matches someone who worked ( and signed the same way) for Charvel at the time.

    The fact that the original owner , the time frame , the verification of the sig, and neck pocket dimension is enough for me. It's legit. Now I want it back in service. I would love to find a period correct neck for it but talk about hens teeth! Plus Im NOT paying a grand for a piece of maple. SOOO a repop may have to suffice.

    The body is a two tone burst under the rattle can black. Im undoing that as well.

    Im looking for a period correct brass bridge if anyone has one also


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    You can also buy a MIJ Strat head Charvel neck for pretty cheap.
     
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    Anyone have any first hand experience with the jap charvel necks? Better off with Musikraft?
    Neck heel correct?
     
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    I'm getting a MIJ Charvel Pro Mod tonight! I read that the rolled edges of the MIJ necks makes them feel like vintage well-broken-in necks.
     
  18. sugarlou

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    Neck or complete guitar?
     
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    Complete guitar!
     
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    Literal Lol
     

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