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Charvel Model 5

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General
Manufacturer: 
Charvel
Made in: 
Japan
Series: 
Charvel
Model
Signature Guitar: 
No
Strings: 
6
Construction: 
Neck-Through
Orientation: 
Right handed
Years: 
1986 to 1989
Body
Body Style: 
Strat
Body Material: 
Maple
Poplar
Body color: 
Cobalt Blue
Red
Black Cherry
Pearl White
Black
Candy Apple Red
Burgundy Mist
Electric Blue
Body finish: 
Gloss
Top: 
No
Carved top: 
Not carved
Body binding: 
Binding
Pickguard: 
No Pickguard
Electronics
Neck Pickup Brand: 
Jackson
Neck Pickup: 
Bridge Pickup Brand: 
Jackson
Bridge Pickup: 
Piezo: 
No
Pickup Configuration: 
HH
Tone knob: 
1
Volume knob: 
1
Mid boost knob: 
1
5 way switch: 
1
Control color: 
Black
Miscellaneous
Description: 

The Charvel Model 5 is one of the top line guitars of the Charvel Model series. It features a neck-through construction and active electronics (Jackson JE1000 or JE-1200 circuit. As oposed to the Charvel model 1, model 2, model 3 and model 4. The Charvel Model 5 features a neckthrough construction with a maple neck and poplar body. The 1986 version had a Kahler 2300 Pro Vibrato but as of 1987 the Model 5 featured a Jackson JT6 Floyd Rose tremolo. Other features are

  • HH pickup configuration (Either 2x Jackson J-80C or 1x Jackson J-80C + 1x Jackson J-95)
  • Jackson SG38-07B Machine heads
  • There were versions with 3 knobs (tone, volume, boost) in combination with a 5 way switch.
  • There were also versions with 2 knobs (tone and volume) and a 3 way switch. 

 

Neck
Nut Width: 
43 mm (1-11/16 inch)
12th fret width: 
52.52 mm
Locking nut: 
Locking Nut
Thickness at nut: 
20.00mm
Thickness at 12th fret: 
22.00mm
Neck Material: 
Maple
Neck pieces: 
1 Piece
Neck color: 
Cobalt Blue
Red
Black Cherry
Pearl White
Black
Candy Apple Red
Burgundy Mist
Electric Blue
Neck finish: 
Gloss
Neck binding: 
No binding
Fretboard: 
Rosewood
Fretboard radius: 
305 mm (12 inch)
406 mm (16 inch)
Scale Length: 
25.5 inch (648 mm)
Frets: 
24
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