Jackson/Charvel Owners Club

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Church2224, May 31, 2011.

  1. Millul

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    Rad axe! I recently sold my SL1, and...as usual, it was a mistake!
     
  2. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    4A969EEA-7861-4799-A3DC-98D6DE22C731.jpeg I got my eyes on this
    Ssh config and kahler, 1987 usa made
    As the snakeskin Kelly deal didn’t work, well....
    Any of you guys ever saw one like this ?
     
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    That's an SL2H :agreed: .

    Annoying though that they've basically never had the same colors available though. Except gloss black.
     
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    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Yea but sl2h’s were always way more expensive when I looked
     
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    SL1 unboxed. Holy corrosion, batman! I guess it's humid in Hong Kong, eh? Even the electronics inside the cavity, and the trem springs are rusty. Strap buttons, etc.

    Well, this was going to be a project no matter what, and there was probably a reason I got it for $1500. Still, with a little love, I think it'll be a player!
     
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    There's a Warrior wrx24 for sale in local classifieds for a decent price ($400). I've always been a big fan of the Warrior shape. Is this a good guitar?
     
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    $400 seems pretty steep for an Indo X-Series, brand new they were like 600 street price. Spec's alright, nothing to write home about, usual mid-ranged X series with a Floyd Rose Special. Though at least they still have Duncan Designed instead of Jackson's Belcat Pickup like the WRX24M.

    The Black one with Gold Hardware looks gorgeous though, if it plays well with no QC issue or finish flaw I'd pick it up.
     
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    This one is the natural gloss finish. It looks to be in mint condition. I do wish it was the black one though lol!
     
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    Did Jackson put the Fishman Open Cores on any of their indo neck-throughs? I've only seen them in the bolt-ons so far.
     
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    No, only the Dinky modern has them so far, and that seems to be their experimental line, given that its the only model with EverTune as well
     
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    I see. Charvel is also packing the Open Cores on some of their Tele-style models and they're quite a bit cheaper than the Dinkys... was hoping Jackson would at least bring some value by slapping them in the neck-thrus.
     
  13. Crumbling

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    The Dinky Modern are MIK at Worlds, hence being more expensive than the Mexican Dinky and Charvel at Fender's plant. They're probably also made there so they don't have to touch their existing Indonesian/Mexican production for these type of models. You'd probably end up seeing them in a Chinese neck through before an Indo one, they seem to be pretty invested into their new Chinese factory.
     
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    Does anyone know anything about which factory they're using in China? What else is made there, etc?

    All I know is that it gets a CY serial. So, since the first is country and the second is factory, I'd gather its name must start with a Y?
     
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    Yeah, that's basically all we know. I think it might be a FMIC-only factory that they're training workers for, going by the Andertons Jackson/Charvel stream. The first segment is with the product manager (?) of Jackson and he went into it a little bit when he talked about the development of the Purple Mirror MF-1.
     
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    Ah, didn't realize they were MIKs. Thought only the Wildcards were.
     
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    Everything with a full Ash body in the current line is MIK, aside from the Wildcards. So the Dinky Modern, the Dinky Ash, and the Jeff Loomis. The Dave Davidson WR7 (and some others) has an Ash top, but Mahogany wings, so its MII.
     
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    I played a MIC pro series soloist, one of the rainbow crackle ones with a maple fretboard. Honestly, it looked better than the average guitar from the Indo factories they've been using for the past decade.

    I know there is still a stigma against MIC guitars, especially when they command a roughly $1000 (or higher) pricetag. However, it's inevitable for most production to move there eventually. If it's some kind of Fender-owned or exclusive partner, then they're making way more off these than stuff in Indonesia and Korea.

    One has to wonder where stuff will move after China, but I guess as long as it plays good then it's good.
     
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    I just haven't felt inclined to buy a recent pro series.

    I was all set to buy an SL7 this year, but I wanted something other than black. So, of course they do one in trans white with binding. While it's not black that's not really my jam either. Maybe next year, I guess.
     
  20. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    Well the dean usa z will go;)
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