Charvel Model 6

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Charvel

Description Japanese version of Jackson Soloist even down to the neck-thru construciton. Pick-ups are active, noisey and sound lame. Great guitar but will need electronics upgra
Posted By Phillip Lacey (9)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 12/21/2002, Ryan Espland (7) posted:
Overall Rating:
Perfect i love it
Price: $0.00
Where Obtained: Friend
Features:
Great guitar
Playability:
Neck is thin, real easy to play
Sound Quality:
Sounds awesome
Durability:
Works great all the time
On 9/23/2002, Phillip Lacey (9) posted:
Overall Rating:
I didn't buy the guitar new. The guitar was in the used section at Guitar Center. I played it against a new Jackson Soloist in he store and it was very close. I own a few nice guitars and compared it to them. I have a 1985 Jackson RR 1, a couple of Ibanez guitars. -a RG 550 and a Prestige, and an 1986 BC Rich Mockingbird. It is as nice as any of them. I play out with it to protect my RR1 and BC Rich. If mine were stolen, I'd buy another tomorrow. The neck and construction are right there. Just upgrade the elect
Model Year: 1987
Price: $250.00
Where Obtained: Guitar Center (Boston)
Features:
Japanese version of Jackson Soloist. Strat-style, Neck-thru construction, Floyd Rose, S-S-H Jackson Pick-ups with active circuit. The Model 5 and 6 have the cheaper white-metal Floyd Rose. It works fine and you'ld never know the difference from the high-end Floyd bridge. But the shims will wear our faster than the "Original" Floyd. The active electronics are mid 80's voiced-extremely midrangy. Depending on how critical your ear is, the pick-ups may need replacing. I put an EMG 81 in the bridge and S Series Single Coils in the middle and neck position. The EMG 81 screams when pushed. All three pick-ups sound great on cleaner settings. With used prices around $300.00 the guitar is a steal for that money. When you update the electronics, you've got a real
Playability:
Neck is awesome. I play with very low action. Upper neck access is very comfortable. Excellent all the way to 24th fre
Sound Quality:
I use a Rocktron VooDu Valve into a Mesa Boogie 2:90 and a second signal routed to a Marshall JCM 800 The guitar was designed for 80's shredders. But I added EMG pick-ups and get any sound I need. The EMG S series Single Coils are extremely nice for clean tones. The EMG's make it the nicest, and most versatile sounding guitar I have. Works well on stage or in studio, but with pick-up upgrad
Durability:
The construction is there. Extrenmely reliable. Never any tuning problems or any problems wih climate changes