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Tell me about the year 1983 in Jackson/Charvel history. I might want a 1983 guitar.

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  • #16
    I’ve had 3 1983’s (Charvels) all were pointy’s and for some reason all had Birdseye maple necks (rosewood boards).

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    • #17
      Originally posted by VitaminG View Post
      well, there goes my shot at picking up a '72 Charvel
      But for only a measly $3500.00, you can have an original Boogie Bodies guitar which shares the same DNA:

      https://reverb.com/item/6026273-boog...ra-1970s-black
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      • #18
        Originally posted by PowerTube View Post
        $3500.00


        Christ, that's nearly five grand in Canadian Dollars. I don't even think I've spent close to that on my current collection of 11 used guitars.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by PowerTube View Post
          But for only a measly $3500.00, you can have an original Boogie Bodies guitar which shares the same DNA:

          https://reverb.com/item/6026273-boog...ra-1970s-black
          That's kind of cool. It ticks a lot of boxes, doesn't it? Love all that brass.

          Originally posted by Number Of The Priest View Post


          Christ, that's nearly five grand in Canadian Dollars. I don't even think I've spent close to that on my current collection of 11 used guitars.
          $5,013.66 in Australian dollars. Add a couple of hundred more for shipping and few hundred in import duties. Bargain
          Hail yesterday

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          • #20
            Originally posted by neilli View Post
            Actually, that's a very good point - production really started in 84 so only serials up to J0034 are from 83.
            Rr models went up to about sn 300 in 83 iirc...?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by diego_inc View Post
              Rr models went up to about sn 300 in 83 iirc...?
              Yep. RR0060 fell into my lap a while back, a white student w/ black hardware + TOM. It has a pretty unique feel, even compared to other fairly early San Dimas guitars I've played, with a rounded, substantial neck and a fat voice with loads of resonance you can feel through the body. Definite LP vibes you really don't get from most later RRs. Restoring it properly (finding period-correct Duncans, a replacement for one of the brass saddles + screw someone drilled out for no apparent reason, and worst of all, an early case) has proven a real challenge, though!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by The Eristic View Post
                Yep. RR0060 fell into my lap a while back, a white student w/ black hardware +TOM
                I can't help but remember RR007-ish being for sale in my somewhat local area a few years ago.
                It was a white Student with black hardware and a TOM.
                96xxxxx, 97xxxxx and 98xxxxx serials oftentimes don't indicate '96, '97 and '98.

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                • #23
                  Interesting discussion about RR0080 (1983), pictured below, happening on the Jackson Made in U.S.A group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1703...6194654062822/

                  EDIT: Never mind, after I posted this, the owner shared more photos and it turned out to be RR0801 (from 1984), not RR0080. Misread serial number. Partially my fault too for sharing here while the Facebook thread was still developing.

                  More info about RR0801 from old JCF threads: https://www.google.ca/search?num=100...j0.0nGMUmtFOmI















                  Last edited by Number Of The Priest; 01-12-2019, 08:39 AM.

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