Charvel Model 8 MIJ 1988 + Brand New Hardshell Case

$ 1668.72

Charvel Model 8 MIJ 1988

For sale – Metallic black Charvel Model 8, made in Japan in 1988.

Equipped with a triple S configuration, licensed Floyd Rose, and a modified jaguar-like pickguard, the Model 8 was unlike any other product offered by the company at the time. A nod to Jeff Beck’s custom orange Soloist

guitar from his mid-80s release: Flash, the Model 8 featured a bolt-on construction paired with a colour-matching reversed headstock.

This particular example is a transition model from the Model Series (1986-88) to the Contemporary Series (1989-1991) when it was rebranded as the Spectrum.  


  • Unique, clean aesthetic
  • Versatile active pickups and switching system
  • Very clean fretboard
  • Jackson JT6 trem in remarkable condition
  • Fast, glossy neck

This guitar is in spectacular condition, given its age.

The electrics are in perfect working order with the pickups providing a huge variety of tone.

The all-original hardware is untarnished with very little visible wear. One small chip to the body (pictured) is the only visible clue that this example never came from a time-capsule. All backplates are present


  • Whammy bar
  • Recent string change
  • Recent clean and setup
  • Choice of Brand new hardshell or original Chainsaw case

All international buyers are welcome but will need to pay shipping, packaging and duty costs relevant to your country.


The guitar will be very well packaged. Photos of this process will be made available to the buyer at this point.


Brand: Charvel  

Model: Model 8

Country of Manufacture: Japan

Year of Manufacture: 1988

Condition: Excellent

Colour: Black

Body: Basswood

Neck: Maple

Fretboard: Rosewood

Tuners: Jackson Branded Gotoh

Frets: 22 Jumbo

Inlays: Dot

Scale: 25.5’’

Bridge: Jackson JT6

Pickup(s): 3x Jackson J-200

Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Tone, 1x 5 Way SW, 1x 2 Way Mini Bypass Sw

Case: New Hard Shell Case (Thomann) / Original Available too.