I have a MAJOR guitar dilemma.....early 90s MIJ Charvel....

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Guitarmageddon, May 29, 2020.

  1. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Sep 27, 2014
    North Pole
    Back story - back in about 1995, I bought a Made in Japan Charvel LS-1 goldtop with Jackson pickups, it was made about 1992/93. I paid 600 used for it then, kind of much I know, Canadian bucks - that is like $495 US. Sold it in around 2001 because I was in financial trouble, to an ex bandmate and friend for a VERY low price with the promise he sell it back at same price when I got on my feet. I got on my feet, and he wanted triple what he paid me - needless to say I don't speak to him now....Now, after many years of 'searching in the back of my mind' because they're so rare, I found one locally at a GREAT price of $400 Canadian, $291 US. I think I'd be crazy to pass up something Made in Japan that plays and sounds amazing for that price....

    What do you all think? Anyone heard of this model? It's a lot like a PRS shape....

  2. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Looks awesome.

    Sucks about your chitty friend.
  3. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
  4. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

    Jan 25, 2018
  5. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-Nut

    Jan 29, 2017
  6. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
  7. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    If you can afford it buy it. Should be easy to get you money back and then some if you decide you don't like it.
  8. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    If you still want one, looks like now's the time!
  9. Black Strat

    Black Strat Squier-Nut

    Nov 30, 2014
    It looks Fantastic! Grab that guitar and GET DOWN!

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  10. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

    Jul 19, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    Buy it brother!
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  11. Shine

    Shine Squier-Meister

    Nov 29, 2016
    Rings of Saturn
    Sorry to hear about the agreement falling through--I guess times are tough.

    That guitar is totally awesome. Where else are you going to get that quality at that price?

    Go for it!
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  12. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Looks like a nice take on a dbl. cut LP style.
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  13. GEECEE

    GEECEE Squier-Nut

    Jan 11, 2017
    That's a great-looking guitar and I'm with the crowd. You've been wanting one a long time. Get it or regret it.
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  14. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Sep 27, 2014
    North Pole
    I decided to pass on it, I haven't even played 5 minutes in the last 3-6 months so why bother? I have 4 guitars I really like now.....
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  15. beagle

    beagle Squier-Nut

    Nov 19, 2017
    There will always be more guitars out there mate, but you have to pick the moment when you really won't notice the outlay. Things are too uncertain at the moment to take chances. :)
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  16. Forum Guest

    Forum Guest Squier-Meister

    Jan 22, 2019
    United States
    If it’s still something you want, and you’ve got the means, then snatch this before someone else comes along. It’s priced to move quickly. You shouldn’t have any issues recouping your investment on this down the line if you decide to part with this one.

    Bummer about your old band mate.

    Edit: just finished the rest of the thread and saw you decided to pass on it...
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  17. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-holic

    Feb 7, 2012
    I wonder if shipping is an option...
    that guitar is kind of rare with some cool features .
    I like the "no trem" factor, string through body and the set neck too.
    Both rarer features for a Charvel. And those are pretty decent pickups.
    Lot little oddball features for a Charvel, body shape, headstock design, tune-o-matic bridge and as I mentioned, string through body and the set neck. I don't remember ever playing a bad Charvel.
    Now is a good time to be buying those older Charvels, the prices are SO low on the late 80s-early 90s MIJ models. It's a bit of a headscratcher to me, but I will take advantage of the low prices whenever I can.
    Twice this year.
    $300 is a little over half of what most are asking, I'm seeing $500ish.
    Personally I hope you change your mind.
    If not, I say again, I wonder if shipping is an option?
    Cause at that price I would buy it.
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  18. miket1117

    miket1117 Squier Talker

    Mar 31, 2018
    Kansas City
    you are guitarmegddon. whether you play 5 minutes in 5 months or 50 hours in 5 days, if this is a good oppty, then snatch it. another one might come along later. but then might not too. im with the thumbs up crowd, goid kuck, sir!
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  19. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Sep 27, 2014
    North Pole
    It's actually FULL neck through body designed, with body wings.....
  20. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-holic

    Feb 7, 2012
    All the more reason to buy says I :D

    or you could jump on this one..:rolleyes:

    I hadn't found any references to a neck through model, although it wouldn't surprise me as they made some in the late 80s.
    All that I found appear to be set neck models like this one looks to be,
    pretty obvious seam down the middle of the back and the little shelf at the join made me think set neck.
    But Charvel did like to mix things up at times, I have a 91 375 Deluxe body with quilted maple top And back in Transparent Blue.
    Not a problem except that according to the catalogs they didn't offer Quilted maple top or back, they did offer Flame maple T&B.
    And they didn't offer Transparent Blue, just Candy Blue and Pearl Blue.
    Probably seen this one before but to illustrate the point,
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    So never say never with old Charvels!
    so.... do they ship? Private seller? Shop?
    You want to ship it? :cool: