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1989 Rare MIJ Charvel Archtop Soloist SLA-160-HH, Juarez-Wound Duncans, 24,75" Scale, Flame Top

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Firewind's Guitar Den
Vichy, France
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Rare and awesome Charvel Soloist from the golden age of MIJ, this arch top is the Japanese market hard tail version of the toothpaste logo Charvel 750XL, the guitar Shawn Lane used to shred on (and shred he did, dayum). This model would be marketed as the Jackson Soloist Archtop Pro on the international market

Mahogany set neck, rosewood fretboard, reverse sharkfin inlays, mahogany body with a thick flame/quilt maple top, very discreet in trans black finish, yet glorious with the gold hardware, this is an absolute beauty. Hardware was a bit discolored as you would expect from gold hardware 32 years old. It was replaced with brand new Gotoh hardware: tuners, bridge, knobs, jack plate, strap buttons, and the guitar shines anew (the original hardware will be included).

Body is clean, polished and waxed (sorry about the dust specks), fretboard is clean and conditioned, frets are polished. No dents, dings or scratches on this baby, it looks amazing. There is a only a little paint chip on the back of the headstock tip, touched up by previous owner, it is very discreet, as per very last photo.

But the best is under the hood... Seymour Duncan 59 in the neck and Original Parallel Axis Trembucker in the bridge, both are Juarez-wound. Combined with the specs of this guitar, it is appropriate to say that this is an absolute tone monster. Like the 750XL, this guitar was known back in the day as the Les Paul killer (the LP desireable specs in superstrat format).

The guitar is strung with a fresh set of 9-42 (you might have to stretch them a bit still, once you bring them back to tension). 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.

Charvel branded semi hard case 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). 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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Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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  • Japan
Right / Left Handed
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