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    Tell me about these....tripped across a potential project guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Tell me about these....tripped across a potential project guitar.
    IIRC, they were the "built overseas" versions.
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    Slightly smaller body than a standard strat or the older model series charvels. Still great guitars though. If the neck is good and the price is right I'd say get it. If you like super strats these are great guitars.
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    Ridiculously wide range of models at that point, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLL View Post
    IIRC, they were the "built overseas" versions.
    The toothpaste logo Charvels were made in Japan, just like the earlier Model 1-6. The Charvettes were made in Korea; the necks are decent but bodies are plywood with lackluster hardware and electronics.

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    Ridiculously wide range of models at that point, right?
    Boatload of different toothpaste logo models. They're generally decent but we'd need to know more to say if it's a good deal or not.
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    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dystrust View Post
    the necks are decent but bodies are plywood.
    You described well my Model 3 !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois View Post
    You described well my Model 3 !
    The Korean-made bodies are plywood, but the Model 1-4 bodies are basswood. I'm currently in the process of refinishing a Model 2, and it's definitely not ply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusty philtrum View Post
    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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    Mine is Basswood (Chushin Gakki, Nagano, 1986)

    Sorry I though you were referring basswood as plywood.
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    Really going to need a picture or description to determine the model. Toothpaste logo came in '91. I have a 375 Deluxe wich rips. Give some more detail and we can give some better information!
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    So basically, a Charvel made in Japan by ESP.....I can live with that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    So basically, a Charvel made in Japan by ESP.....I can live with that!
    No, not by ESP. Japanese Kramers were made by ESP for a bit. These were made in the Chushin Gakki Factory up until '94 I believe, but I will have to double check that. Is this a pointy headstock?
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    Toothpaste logo is from about 1989-1992. They are great guitars, I’ve owned many. Most of the bolt on neck toothpaste logo charvels value $250 up to $500, maybe a little more depending on condition. The neck thru models will run a bit more, $500-$800, over a thousand if it’s a 750xl.

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    http://charvelusa.com/models.html

    Here’s a great link with pics and specs, to help narrow it down as to which model you’re looking at.

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    Predator: Fusion w/ 22 Frets and reverse hedstock

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    I love that they were called 'Fusion' but were anything but.
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    Asian Fusion lol

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    Predator: Fusion w/ 22 Frets and reverse hedstock

    If that guitar is still all-original, it should contain the out-of-production Jackson JE-0005 special 5-way switch which yielded some cool pickup combinations.

    The Admin "Tekky" at the JCF Online forum has a post saying that the default wiring scheme on the Predator using that switch gave both Neck + Bridge split and in parallel PLUS Neck + Bridge full in parallel PLUS Neck + Bridge in series (<-i think he meant to add "split" here too), here: https://www.jcfonline.com/forum/equi...predator-specs

    Here is a writeup about what makes the JE-0005 special and customizable: http://charvelusa.com/charvel_shreds/j0005_switch.html

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    Predators are cool, I used to have one
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    Here’s a fusion deluxe I still have
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Predator: Fusion w/ 22 Frets and reverse hedstock

    My friend has one, so i have had the chance to play one of these guitars. The neck on those are super thin... uncomfortably so for me... YMMV

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    You'll enjoy it Aceman, great series
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