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Charvel Model 3

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
General
Manufacturer: 
Charvel
Made in: 
Japan
Series: 
Charvel
Model
Signature Guitar: 
No
Strings: 
6
Construction: 
Bolt-On
Orientation: 
Right handed
Years: 
1986 to 1989
Body
Body Style: 
Strat
Body Material: 
Basswood
Body color: 
Black
Burgundy Mist
Candy Apple Red
Electric Blue
Pearl White
Red
Body finish: 
Gloss
Top: 
No
Carved top: 
Not carved
Body binding: 
No binding
Pickguard: 
No Pickguard
Electronics
Neck Pickup Brand: 
Jackson
Neck Pickup: 
Middle Pickup Brand: 
Jackson
Middle Pickup: 
Bridge Pickup Brand: 
Jackson
Bridge Pickup: 
Piezo: 
No
Pickup Configuration: 
HSS
Tone knob: 
1
Volume knob: 
1
5 way switch: 
1
Control color: 
Black
Miscellaneous
Description: 

The Charvel Model 3 is a (super)strat guitar made in Japan in the eighties by the company Kyowa - Shokai under contract by IMC (International Music Corp). Grover Jackson chose a pointy headstock design that was popular among a new generation of guitar players. The Charvel Model 3 differs from the Charvel Model 1 in that it has an HSS pickup configuration. The neck was a Quarter-Sawn maple neck, with a compound radius 12"-16" maple finger board. 

Other specifications

  • Jackson SG38-07B Machine heads
  • One volume knob, one tone knob

The 1986 version has a pickguard and a Kahler 2520 tremolo but the following years don't have a pickguard and feature a Jackson JT6 Vibrato


Neck
Nut Width: 
43 mm (1-11/16 inch)
12th fret width: 
52 mm
Final fret width: 
56 mm
Locking nut: 
No locking nut
Thickness at nut: 
20.00mm
Thickness at 12th fret: 
21.50mm
Neck Material: 
Maple
Neck pieces: 
1 Piece
Neck color: 
Natural
Neck finish: 
Gloss
Neck binding: 
No binding
Fretboard: 
Rosewood
Fretboard radius: 
305 mm (12 inch)
406 mm (16 inch)
Scale Length: 
25.59 inch (650 mm)
Frets: 
22
Inlays: 
Dot
Inlay color: 
pearl
Scalloped Fretboard: 
Not Scalloped
Headstock
Tuning Key Arrangement: 
6-in-line
Locking tuners: 
No Locking Tuners
Headstock color: 
Black
Headstock finish: 
Gloss
Headstock angle: 
angled
Matching headstock: 
Not matching headstock
Tuning Machines: 
Jackson
Reversed: 
Not reversed
Hardware
Bridge brand: 
Jackson
Kahler
Bridge type: 
Kahler type
Floyd Rose type
Hardware color: 
Black