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    Hello everyone, new here and as well as new to Charvel guitars, i just recently got and possibly scored on two charvel guitars that need some love. Upon some research i found that i have a japanese model 5fx and a predator, i want to restore these as they are missing some things but i dont know where to start, been searching the forum but cant find any info as theres sooo much. if anyone can help me out on whether they are legit and/or help with replacement parts etc etc.

    Charvel model 5fx
    https://flic.kr/p/TpuMmh
    https://flic.kr/p/RMmBoR
    https://flic.kr/p/TpuMiw
    https://flic.kr/p/RMmBjc

    Charvel predator
    https://flic.kr/p/2fxMAwp
    https://flic.kr/p/TpuP7m
    https://flic.kr/p/24WbeNT
    Last edited by DarthStryfe4340; 04-15-2019, 05:28 PM.

  • #2
    They look legit.

    For replacement parts, www.fretsonthenet.com or ebay.

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    • #3
      Hello and welcome!

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      • #4
        Welcome

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        • #5
          Both look great. The Predator needs just easy stuff, electronics don't need to be period correct but even that stuff is available. Killer guitars, love the matching pair! Welcome to the forum.

          If you don't mine me asking, what did you get the pair for?

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          • #6
            That 5FX is interesting with its pull-up route added. They were originally the 5A with one humbucker, then some that didn't sell got sent back to the factory for the added single coil, some got tone controls added and some didn't. Never saw them add a pull-up route.
            I feel my soul go cold... only the dead are smiling.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by toejam View Post
              That 5FX is interesting with its pull-up route added. They were originally the 5A with one humbucker, then some that didn't sell got sent back to the factory for the added single coil, some got tone controls added and some didn't. Never saw them add a pull-up route.
              When I first saw this topic, I was also going to comment about the pull-up route. But then I looked at Google Images search results for "Charvel Model 5FX" https://www.google.com/search?newwin...aI-engemod0QM: and there are too many Model 5FXs with pull-up routes done cleanly (suggesting they were done at the factory) to ignore. So then I conceded to myself, "I guess 5FXs had pull-up routes". Hmm.





              Last edited by Number Of The Priest; 04-17-2019, 07:19 AM.

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              • #8
                Wow, cool. I figured it was factory, just never paid much attention to that detail on any other pics before that people here owned. I had a 5A but never a 5FX.
                I feel my soul go cold... only the dead are smiling.

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                • #9
                  My 5fx has a pull up route, but I have seen them without too! Just like the tone knob, some did, some didn't. Why though?

                  One thing I notice, my 3dr which has a pull up route and the finish is also inside the route. My 5fx though is black underneath suggesting it was done later by the USA factory.

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                  • #10
                    Seems like no rhyme or reason. It is rather interesting the strange things they've done at times with certain models.
                    I feel my soul go cold... only the dead are smiling.

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                    • #11
                      Awesome! Thanks everyone for the input/advice! Much appreciated! looking forward to getting more knowledgeable with charvel guitars.

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                      • #12
                        Got Both for 245.00

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by EntrailsOfU View Post
                          Both look great. The Predator needs just easy stuff, electronics don't need to be period correct but even that stuff is available. Killer guitars, love the matching pair! Welcome to the forum.

                          If you don't mine me asking, what did you get the pair for?
                          i got both for 245.00

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                          • #14
                            Great deal for that price!
                            I feel my soul go cold... only the dead are smiling.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DarthStryfe4340 View Post
                              i got both for 245.00
                              That would have been a steal for even the predator missing the parts. You definitely scored. Nice!!

                              Now where can I find a deal like that too??

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