Early 1986 MIJ Charvel Model 3, Rare Limited Edition with Painted Neck, Rare Vintage Charvel Gig Bag

Used – Very Good
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From the line of guitars that needs no introduction, for your consideration this stunning early 1986 Charvel Model 3 superstrat, TM logo headstock.

This is a very rare limited edition early run that was put out with a painted neck. There were only a handful of Model 2 and Model 3 among the early 1986 batches of Model Series that came out with that feature. Considering the excellent condition of this guitar, it is for sure a very nice collectible.

Hardware and electronics are clean. The Kahler trem is in particularly good condition, all rollers roll. Body is clean, polished and waxed (sorry about the dust specks), fretboard is clean and conditioned, frets are polished. Superb very dark rosewood fingerboard. With the painted neck the guitar just looks stealthy and stunning, hard to believe it is 35 years old. There are only 4 tiny cosmetic marks, as per last 2 photos, there is a slight crack by one of the anchors that appears to have been fixed a long time ago, the anchor is rock solid so it is just an old scar :)

The guitar is strung with a fresh set of 9-42 GHS Boomers (you might have to stretch them a bit still, once you bring them back to tension), action is medium. Depending on your favorite string gauge and action height, local climate, etc, you will have to fine tune the set up to your personal taste.

Original tremolo arm and rare original vintage Charvel vinyl gig bag are INCLUDED.

Photos are part of the description. Check out my other gear and superstrats for sale, and follow me for more to come. Any and all questions please ask.

Guitar will be expertly double-boxed and protected for safe shipping. Please see my seller feedback for feedback on my packing skills :)

I ship worldwide, by UPS, DHL, TNT or Fedex (depending which is cheaper on a given day) for the rest of the world. I will ship to Australia and Asia, but costs will be higher, contact me for a precise quote.

All import duties are the responsibility of the buyer.

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.

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Listeda month ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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Right / Left Handed
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