Charvel Model 2 1986 Matte Black MIJ

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Charvel Model 2 Made In Japan 1986

This is one massively fun to play and durable guitar! I bought it as just a guitar and neck, and added the following:

-Original Jackson tuners
-Replaced original (and destroyed) Kahler tremolo with a Wilkinson (which fit the original bridge posts)
-Added Guitar Fetish VEH (Vintage Extra Hot) Brown Sound pickup
-New gold-plated Switchcraft input jack
-Push-pull split-coil pot
-All-rosewood volume knob

The VEH pickup gives that original ripping “brown sound” from the early Van Halen records. With the split coil, simply pull the knob up and the hum bucker is now a single coil. All of the wiring work was done expertly, and even with the single coil engaged there is minimal to no noise. Check out the video in this ad for a demo!

The brand new Wilkinson 2-point tremolo has a big block and keeps nearly perfect tune. I installed all 5 springs, but simply remove the 2 and 4 position springs for wild tremolo bending.

This guitar was expertly set up with 10’s, and has LOW action. The frets are jumbo size and nearly flawless. I left the original Kahler locking nut on the headstock.

The guitar is a matte black finish- which looks awesome- however I’m not sure it was original? Up really close (like when it’s in your lap) you can tell there are imperfections in the finish, and even a spot on the front where there may have been a sticker. I tried to convey this in the photos but it’s tough to tell. This is still an awesome and mean looking guitar.

Comes with original hard shell chainsaw case that has only 1 working latch, which is luckily right in the middle, so the case latches shut just fine.

Product Specs

Very Good (Used)
Model 2
Matte Black
Solid Body
Made In:
Number of Strings
6 String
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Fretboard Material
Body Shape
Body Type
Solid Body


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Thompson Guitar Parts
Joined Mar 2014
Phoenix, AZ, United States


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This listing sold on 10/10/2015

Thompson Guitar Parts

Phoenix, AZ, United States
Joined: Mar 2014

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