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Old 02-17-2007, 01:46 PM   #1
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Jackson guys: Help me identify this Jackson/Charvel?

I just picked this up at a Guitar Center one day blowout sale, for about the price of a full tank of gas. I have no clue what this is, other than the fact it has a DiMarzio and some kind of rail pickup in the neck. Jackson tuners, Jackson floyd, Ibanez-ish neck profile, etc.

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Old 02-17-2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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That is the absolute worst Floyd copy in existence. No one likes that trem, it isn't even good as a paper weight.

I'm not familiar with that pickup layout, but it is probably in the model series. Poplar or basswood body, MIJ, those aren't the original pickups.
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:54 PM   #3
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yeah its pretty awful. I got it because I could sell that DiMarzio for more than I paid for the guitar, figured what the hell. The neck is nice at least. I obviously intend on parting it out and selling it.

The back of the neck plate says Texas, USA... but I know its not a USA model.
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That's a 1988 Charvel Model 3DR. That was sort of a transitional model between the earlier Model 3's that had full-size Strat bodies, and the later "toothpaste logo" Charvel 375 model w/Dinky body that replaced the Model 3. The 3DR was only made in '88, and they're fairly uncommon. If you replaced the ....ty trem on that guitar, you'd have a very nice workhorse guitar. They were made in Japan, like all of the other Charvels with the "Texas backplates". That the was headquarters of the company that imported them into the USA.

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Old 02-17-2007, 05:36 PM   #5
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Thanks man. Just what I wanted to know
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I have a Charvel Predator that kinda looks something like that:

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Old 02-18-2007, 03:45 PM   #7
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I just picked this up at a Guitar Center one day blowout sale, for about the price of a full tank of gas. I have no clue what this is, other than the fact it has a DiMarzio and some kind of rail pickup in the neck. Jackson tuners, Jackson floyd, Ibanez-ish neck profile, etc.
ok well i have a fort worth jackson/charvel, and from what i can read on the neck plate yours is a fort worth as well.
they are the body and neck are from japan, and the pickups and parts are American made. i love mine, it is a charvel model 3 with that same trem. the trem stays in tune really well for me. and when you add a tremolno to it, it becomes one sick guitar. the fort worth series were in the models of 1-6, mine is a three. yours is probally some kind of a model 1 or 2 or 5, because 4 and 6 were thru-necks.

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I have a Charvel Predator that kinda looks something like that:[/IMG][/IMG]
Yeah, the Predator was the direct successor model to the Model 3DR, introduced in 1989. The Predator has the advantage of having the much superior Schaller trem, as compared to the crappy Jackson JT-6 trem. Apart from that and the "toothpaste" logo, they're pretty much the same.

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Thanks for the info guys. Its the worst sounding guitar I've ever heard, im guessing the wiring is ....ed. I intend on parting it out, selling the neck, body, pickups etc seperately and seeing what happens. I doubt its worth anything as is.
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Yeah, the Predator was the direct successor model to the Model 3DR, introduced in 1989. The Predator has the advantage of having the much superior Schaller trem, as compared to the crappy Jackson JT-6 trem. Apart from that and the "toothpaste" logo, they're pretty much the same.
Yah i love the schaller. they feel so thick and sturdy. Its my beater guitar for in the bed/couch/kitchen/shower practice hehe.

@ Zimface - how much do you think youll get in parts?
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:15 AM   #11
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Just by looking at eBay completed auctions, it looks like the neck is worth $150-200 alone, the set of Jackson tuners if I recall were going for around $30, the DiMarzios probably around $25 each maybe, the body... not really sure... as much as $100 but more than likely $40-50.

I paid $40 for this guitar so I'm not too worried about it
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I'll give you $50 for it complete, hows that sound?
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40$ ... WOOOOO.....OOOW...
thats a great price

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You'd still be making a profit
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:42 AM   #16
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:57 PM   #17
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Lucky man, I'd love to own an older Charvel like that. I'd just chuck in a new OFR and some new pups and I'd be rocking, what a deal!
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:36 AM   #18
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Thanks for the info guys. Its the worst sounding guitar I've ever heard, im guessing the wiring is ....ed. I intend on parting it out, selling the neck, body, pickups etc seperately and seeing what happens. I doubt its worth anything as is.
Dude, don't part it out. I hate it when people do that. I play guitar because I'm in love with everything about the instrument, and seeing a whole guitar taken apart and the parts shipped off all over the world just kills me. It's like murder. If you're going to buy a guitar to resell it, then at least do it the dignity of selling it whole. :/

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Old 02-20-2007, 12:06 PM   #20
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So you or whoever leaves me neg rep because I bought a guitar to part out? I have no need for this. I bought it because GC was selling it for $40 and I thought I could make some money on it. I didn't buy it because I loved or liked ANYTHING about the guitar. What the hell... it's worth NOTHING as a whole. It sounds like .... and it sold for $40! Once again, I purchased this for the sole reason to part out. Christ...
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Uh, I don't think Dave or Drew left you neg rep over it, Nick. I tend to agree with their sentiments - that's the one of the rarer "model" series Charvels - but it's yours to do with as you wish.

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Old 02-20-2007, 12:15 PM   #22
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So what man? It's still lame to give me a hard time over that. This guitar sounds like pure ass, the floyd is a disgrace, and I don't play 6'ers, I saw this for $40 and I thought I could sell the DiMarzio and the neck and make a few bucks? What's the big deal?

PS: If I thought I could get anything decent for it I would sell it as a whole, but nothing I can find on eBay indicates that... plus when something has a $40 pricetag at GC you don't think "wow this is valuable".... my friend used to make a ton of money parting out import Jacksons, so I figured I'd just give this a shot.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:17 PM   #23
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It's not a big deal, the only one making a big deal of it is whoever left you the neg rep, which is pretty silly.
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Chill out, Nick. You've got plenty of positive rep, so a few negatives is nothing to worry about. The reputation system really is designed to keep the occasional negative from unjustly impacting your score.
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So what man? It's still lame to give me a hard time over that. This guitar sounds like pure ass, the floyd is a disgrace, and I don't play 6'ers, I saw this for $40 and I thought I could sell the DiMarzio and the neck and make a few bucks? What's the big deal?
Uh, I didn't see anyone giving you a "hard time", although Drew was a little, uh, over-dramatic about it. Drew expressed his opinion, Dave agreed with it, and no one was uncivil about it. Don't be so freakin' touchy.

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