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    Default Identification of a Charvel Strat

    Hello!
    I found myself being offered a Charvel strat in a guitar trade. It's a very modified guitar - scalloped fretboard, new tuners, nut, pickups, frets and so on. The owner does not know what model it originally is and I am hoping you could help identify, to avoid perhaps purchasing a fake guitar. The picture is attached below.

    Thank you for any response!

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    JCF (I have no life)Member rjohnstone's Avatar
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    Legit import model. I can see the logo reads Charvel by Jackson.
    Can't remember the exact model off the top of my head, but not worth much.
    Got a serial number?? That will tell you where it was made.

    I can tell you what it's not, it is not one of the 1995 San Dimas Tradtional reissues.
    Those had a slightly different headstock shape and two point fulcrum trems, and they were made in the US.
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    I want to say a Model A with a ballsack headstock

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    Except a Model A has 24 frets and no pickguard.
    I feel my soul go cold... only the dead are smiling.

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    Model A was Japan.

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    CHS1 96ish with a bridge pickup change. MIK

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    It's screams one of those '90s budget models upon first glance.
    96xxxxx, 97xxxxx and 98xxxxx serials oftentimes don't indicate '96, '97 and '98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich#6 View Post
    CHS1 96ish with a bridge pickup change. MIK
    That's it... I couldn't remember the model number as it wasn't around very long.


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    Thanks for all the info everybody!

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