Charvel 650 XL Desert Crackle “Warhorse”

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About This Listing

For sale is a Charvel 650 XL in rare Desert Crackle finish. If this guitar could talk, I’m sure you’d buy it a drink just to hear the stories. It was clearly gigged heavily over the years and has the battle scars to prove it—that’s how it got the name “Warhorse.” It’s been mildly restored (all electronics, cavities, hardware, etc. cleaned up, chips filled in, etc.). At some point the headstock was broken, and the headstock was repainted black on the top (like a 475) since the original Desert Crackle paint and lettering couldn’t be matched. The paint elsewhere was just touched up in order to keep the original finish. The photos show the most visible signs of the prior break on the side of the headstock. There are a number of old finish issues that have been repaired, so if you’d like to see any additional photos or angles please just ask.

The electronics are all original (though it does have upgraded aluminum cavity covers with a battery box built into the electronics cover to allow for easy battery changes without removing the cover). Pickups sound great—in fact this might be the best sounding Charvel I’ve ever gotten my hands on! It looks great, sounds great, and is sure to make you feel like you’ve gone back in time every time you play it! Comes with non-original case.

Please note that this guitar is being sold on other auction sites and locally. As such, final sale is subject to item availability.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
Made In
  • Japan

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