Up for sale, a 1980’s Charvel by Jackson Model 3 electric guitar in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Made at the Chu Shin factory in Japan and sold exclusively to the Japanese domestic market, the Model 3 is a well-crafted shred machine. This no-nonsense Charvel features a bolt-on quartersawn rock maple neck, a thick slab rosewood fingerboard, and a basswood body. The bridge pickup is a Jackson J80C distortion class humbucker with an accentuated low frequency response. The pair of single coils are Jackson J100s, delivering classic Strat articulation and snap in the neck and middle positions. The five-way blade pickup selector switch offers a variety of voicing options via the HSS configuration, yielding vintage-flavored single coil cut and thick, ripping drive. Weighing 7lbs 3oz, this Model 3 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, spot-on intonation, and fast action.
The quartersawn rock maple neck has a slim, fast-feeling D-shaped profile carve with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .740” deep at the 1st fret and .860” at the 12th. The thick slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard features a compound 12-16” radius, dot inlay, and the original jumbo fretwire. The frets have plenty of meat, showing only very light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3 and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The scale length measures 25 1/2″, and the locking nut is 42mm (1.650”) in width, holding pitch exceptionally well against the most dynamic of dives with the tremolo. The headstock retains the original black Gotoh-made and Jackson-branded tuning machines.
All of the electronics work as they should, with Master Volume and Tone knobs, and a five-way pickup selector switch governing the Jackson HSS pickup array. All of the original black hardware is present including the Charvel-branded and Floyd Rose-licensed vibrato unit, complete with black arm. The Black gloss finish is 100% original, and honesty playwear includes pick scuffing across the strum path, buckle rash on the back, and various nicks and scuffs on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss.