Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
How are Charvels??
Jackson/Charvels are nice. *Along with Carvins, the Jackson USA models are among the coolest American shredder guitars. *The Japanese Professional line has some great axes for cheap (I think you can get their "Dinky" for $350 or so). *Some of their trems have been Schaller made - basically a real Floyd. *I have a cheaper one (Concept line, no longer made) I got for $130; still plays great.
The older Charvels are revered, too. *The late 80's ones had compound radius fingerboards. *The earlier ones are almost collectable - made in San Dimas, CA. *But those early superstrats aren't as comfy as newer designs. *A more modern guitar has bridge routs, all access joint, etc. that make them more comfy, IMO.
The only problem is, all the Jacksons have really square edges to them, and the only body I really dig is their Stealth - a Sabre copy.