The Charvel Hall of Fame

 

2/02/2005

 

Submit Your Charvel Here

PRE-SERIALIZATION 1978 - 1981

 

Serial #

Owner

Photo

Owner's notes

N/A

Brian Steff

Trans Red strat with factory preamp, added Floyd Rose, maple neck

N/A

Peter Fischer

Trans Red strat single hum, splitter, maple neck

N/A

Hossman

Hot Wheels, vintage trem,Rosewood fret board no markers, Originally made for Jeff Beck with one Hum, Changed at the factory after the Catalog Photo Catalog Picture

N/A

Gunner442

PrePro Blue Tele with matching head. This tele was one of Grovers personal guitars

N/A

Tim Rose

1980 prepro goldtop Telecaster, one-piece top-bound mahogany body, Les Paul style layout, fixed bridge, hand-wound double cream Duncans. Grover Jackson built this one for himself!

N/A

Tim Rose

Red traditional layout stratocaster with rosewood fretboard

N/A

Gregg Crowe

Original Bullseye PrePro

N/A

Tim Rose

Left Handed Explorer, lightning bolt inlays

N/A

Freddie Brix

Solid maple body, keyhole saddle trem, rosewood fretboard, unique control layout

N/A

Tim Rose

White & black striped design single hum maple neck strat

N/A

Tim Rose

Black & Yellow graphic, vintage trem, maple neck, single volume control

N/A

Tim Rose

Black & Yellow graphic, vintage trem, maple neck, single volume control

N/A

Ebay

Black & Yellow graphic, added Kahler, maple neck, added neck pickup, added controls

N/A

Harold Turner

Black & Yellow graphic, added early Floyd, maple neck, added controls

N/A

Bret Dennis

Black & Yellow graphic, added Kahler, maple neck, single humbucker

N/A

Rick Mann

Black & Yellow graphic, vintage trem, maple neck, single humbucker

N/A

Tim Rose

16003 Five-digit prepro built 4-23-81, Black with "Lips" graphic, DiMarzio Super Distortion and PAF pickups, all original.

N/A

Holger

Blue Explorer, stop tailpiece, single humbucker

N/A

Ebay

Added rockinger trem, possible retop??

N/A

Renton

Red strat, single humbucker, vintage trem, rosewood fretboard

N/A

Annonymous

Nice Purple with an Added Floyd

N/A

Chris Christos

Modded to a floyd, was owned by Wayne Charvel - necked was used by him as a template for the current Wayne Guitars

N/A

Chris Christos

Red strat, single humbucker, vintage trem, maple fretboard

N/A

Dave S.

Very Cool graphic with Pickguard

 

FOUR-DIGIT SERIALIZED NOV, 1981 - FEB, 1986

 

Serial #

Owner

Photo

Owner's notes

1001

Ebay

1981 strat, first four digit serial number, this is how the guitar left the factory, it has since been heavily modified

1018

Robert Witte

1981 strat, Candy Cane graphic, vintage trem

1022

Peter Fischer

1981 strat, Bullseye graphic, Floyd Rose Bridge added

1023

Tracy Jenkins

1981 strat, "REDRUM" blood splatter graphic,

1063

Tim Rose

1981 strat, green with schematic graphic, early scalloped fingerboard

1082

Bret Dennis

1981 strat, platinum white, TITE triple single coils. removed Kahler style string lock

1128

Tracy Jenkins

1982 spiderweb graphic strat, formerly owned by Howard Leese of Heart, Replaced the 22 Fret neck with a Original 21 fret neck (as when Howard played in Cities Burning" video).

1131

Ebay

1982 spiderweb graphic strat, replaced tuners, maple neck

1139

Ebay

1982 flametop P-J Deep Cut Bass, maple neck

1148

Bret Dennis

1982 Bullseye strat, maple strat headstock neck, vintage trem

1176

Tracy Jenkins

Explorer...note custom inlay, body binging and neck binding and explorer head neck

1183

JCF Post

1982 bound maple flametop, mahagony back, ADDED floyd

1210

Chris Christos

1982 blueburst strat, added Floyd Rose

1224

Tracy Jenkins

1982 blueburst sparkle strat, factory mid-boost preamp, matching headstock

1233

Robert Witte

1982 yellow strat, matching headstock, "No1" Graphic (click photo for more)

1234

Bret Dennis

1982 flametop strat, mahogany back, strat headstock neck with rosewood fretboard

1237

Ebay

1982 blueburst strat, two humbuckers, ebony neck

1293

Michael Devine

1982 black & yellow striped strat, added Floyd, headstock refinished by the factory

1301

Bret Dennis

1982 Checkerboard star, added Floyd, restored by owner with correct neck & parts

1326

Ebay

1982 checkboard bullseye graphic strat, maple neck

1364

Bret Dennis

1982 Birdseye maple Deep Cut P-J bass, maple P-bass headstock neck

1390

Scott Gailor

1982 Explorer, replaced neck with Jackson headstock Charvel neck, originally came with strathead and vintage trem. Original Pic

1412

Ebay

1982 Flying V, refinished to original paint specs, black front/white back, Gibson style headstock, non-trem

1456

Annonymous

1982 Explorer Bass, natural finish, early Jackson style neck shaped from a standard p-bass style neck

1488

Bret Dennis

1982 Candy Apple Red strat, maple strat headstock neck, vintage trem

1501

Tom Matz

1982 blueburst strat, strat headstock, added Rockinger, added kills switch, wireless built-in, customized controls and pickup rings

1505

Jeff Clark

1982 strat, scalloped ebony fingerboard strat headstock neck, sanded body, added neck humbucker route, this guitar was originally a blue with white stripes EVH style graphic, Original

1509

Tracy Jenkins

1982 black & white bullseye graphic, rosewood fingerboard strat headstock neck

1534

Chris Christos

1982 black strat, early factory Floyd Rose bridge, preamp boost circuit

1549

Mike Bergsheil

1982 strat, candy apple red with white star graphic, added Kahler, maple neck

1550

Annonymous

1982 Star bass, matching P-bass headstock neck, lightning bolt

1553

Ebay

1982 Trans Red strat, body binding, strat headstock neck, added Floyd Rose

1556

Tracy Jenkins

1982 black/yellow striped strat, double cream duncan, maple strat headstock neck

1587

Ebay

1982 star, stripped to bare wood, added Floyd Rose

1597

Bret Dennis

1982 black/yellow striped strat, maple strat headstock neck

1599

Bret Dennis

1982 Hot Wheels flame graphic strat, maple strat headstock neck, double cream Duncan

1601

Bret Dennis

1982 Candy Apple Red strat, maple strat headstock neck, added Floyd & black hardware

1609

Tracy Jenkins

1982 metallic green strat, maple strat headstock neck

1625

Tracy Jenkins

1982 metallic red strat, ebony fretboard strat headstock neck

1642

Tracy Jenkins

1982 white strat, strat headstock

1644

EBay

Dinky Strat Body, Bound Flamed maple Top Strathead

1717

Leo Gabryelski

1982 black/yellow striped strat, maple strat headstock neck, added Kahler, Floyd Rose nutFront & Back

1758

Kevin

White w/Spiderweb Strat head..added Kahler..

1768

Ebay

1983 blueburst flametop strat, added Floyd Rose

1769

Ebay

1983 white with platinum strat, vintage trem

1823

Chris Christos

1983 silver to blackburst strat with parallel line graphic, black DiMarzio trem

1843

Ebay

1983 P-J Bass, P-bass headstock

1926

Tracy Jenkins

1983 starbody with maple strat headstock neck, notice the finish is a reverse burst with lightened edges

1958

Al Zollo

1983 strat with red & black skinny fat stripes, added Floyd Rose, rosewood fretboard

1990

Ebay

Refind - Was tabacco sunburst - Original Floyd

2045

Rock J. Colasurdo

Pink Flip-Flop finish with Spiderweb graphic, Modified to a Kahler, Single Hum

2089

Mike Hickey

"Mike is the original owner. Scalloped neck, Added Floyd and neck humbucker. Double logo guitar - it was repainted and another logo applied

2108

Larry Magri

1983 Explorer, vintage trem, single humbucker, single volume control

2122

Everett Conrad

1983 figured maple strat, added Floyd and neck position humbucker

2143

Tracy Jenkins

1983 metallic blue strat, vintage trem, birdseye maple neck

2184

Kenn Pestaina

1983 white Explorer with black binding, vintage trem

2195

Tracy Jenkins

Added kahler

2199

Josh Krasenegor

1983 metallic blue strat, birdseye maple neck, originally had white pickguard, three singles, and Kahler. Modded to Floyd, black pickguard, and H-S-S layout

2245

Bret Dennis

1983 flat-top strat, white binding, vintage trem TITE three singles, added EMG pickups

2298

Kenn Pestaina

1983 refinished white strat, originally metallic red, added Floyd Rose, added left handed neck

2312

Ken Pestaina

1983 blueburst flametop strat, added Floyd Rose

2360

Frank Marano

1983 black strat, vintage trem TITE three singles

2402

Tracy Jenkins

1983 red sparkle dinky strat, maple neck

2408

Kenn Pestaina

1983 Pearl Orange strat, vintage trem

2483

John Prieto

1983 silver to blackburst strat with parallel line graphic, added Floyd Rose, factory replacement neck, notice the lacquered headstock and silkscreened logo on the replacement neck

2487

Bret Dennis

1983 blue sparkle explorer with vintage trem

2497

Brian

Added Kahler added pickguard and pku config changed

2537

Tom Skinner

1983 white strat, added Floyd Rose in place of Kahler, EMGs added

2583

Tracy Jenkins

1983 Schematic graphic strat with vintage trem

2585

Robert Witte

1983 flametop strat with vintage trem

2623

Ebay

1983 Explorer bass with line graphic, claimed to be owned by Michael Anthony

2629

Tracy Jenkins

1983 Metallic silver strat, vintage trem

2638

Ebay

1983 strat, light pink with matching headstock

2669

Tracy Jenkins

cool trans blue bound flame maple top, shipped to Melody Shop, TX 9-23-83

2686

Annonymous

1983 surf blue strat, vintage trem

2711

Chad Ashley

Replacement factory Ontario Jackson neck. 2 hum floyd, 3 way switch ebony board

2735

Tracy Jenkins

1983 figured maple strat, added Floyd Rose trem

2764

Ebay

1983 black/yellow striped graphic strat, vintage trem

2785

Chris Christos

1983 purple strat, volume-tone-splitter, vintage trem

2895

Tracy Jenkins

1983 metallic purple strat, vintage trem

2934

Ebay

1983 metallic blue strat, added Floyd

2973

Dave S.

Shoreline Gold, Neck possibly replaced (original might have been a pointy) 2 hum, vintage trem

3011

Clark Bono

1984 metallic blue, added Floyd

3034

Dan Oahu

1984 pearl white with black lightening bolt, added Floyd trem

3050

Kenn Pestaina

1984 Explorer, Kahler trem, zebra graphic, added mini toggle

3121

Tracy Jenkins

zebra type graphic over metallic white. Super cool ebony fretboard with NO top dots. Unique wiring (pkus wired out of phase and the volume is a push pull to split the bridge pku). Shipped to Friendly River Music, ME.

3160

Louis Jadot

1984 starbody with chevron stripes and vintage trem

3064

Annoynmus

Added floyd

3183

Leo Gabryelski

Changed PickupFront & Back

3223

Tim Rose

1984 white Holdsworth strat, DiMarzio trem

3242

Ebay

1984 Black strat, vintage trem, HSH layout

3243

Unknown

Old Photo Unknown Owner

3270

Tracy Jenkins

Black/yellow EVH pointy. The pointy neck with EVH graphic seem rarer than their bretheren Strat Heads. This one was sold at Bonne Music NY. Originally a v-trem but a floyd has been added.

3277

Tracy Jenkins

1984 red & black zebra, Floyd Rose

3310

Tracy Jenkins

1984 Star, yellow with bovine graphics, matching headstock, Kahler trem, block inlays

3318

Chris Bombeke

1984 strat, r/w/b striped graphic, vintage trem

3336

Mike Hickey

Holdsworth - added single coils and extra switches, super fat laquered baseball style neck. Original 1984 receipt in the case

3348

Tracy Jenkins

1984 Holdsworth strat, white, DiMarzio trem

3350

unknown

Guitar store in NYC, headstock damage

3482

Frank Marano

1984 Black strat, Kahler, maple neck

3490

Bret Dennis

1984 Explorer, Floyd Rose, three humbuckers, painted to match neck, front binding

3522

Tracy Jenkins

1984 Rising Sun strat, Kahler trem

3580

Jim LeDuc

1984 Flame maple strat, restored by owner with original body and neck, originally vintage trem and H-S-S

3582

Chris Christos

1984 Ghost Flame star, Floyd, matching headstock

3600

Ebay

No Comment :-)

3650

Tom Skinner

1984 Candy Apple Red Strat, Kahler trem

3704

Bret Dennis

1984 Flying V, polka dots graphic, Kahler, Harpoon Headstock

3725

Tracy Jenkins

1984 white strat with flame graphic, vintage trem, matching headstock

3733

Steve Vai

1984 strat, heavily modified with paint, lower heel cutout, Floyd recessed, neck changed a few times. Originally sunburst finish

3736

Ross Stites

1984 transparent red figured maple strat, added Floyd, added toggle

3797

Sajjan Khan

1984 black & white skinny fat striped star bass, maple neck

3798

Kevin Maynard

1984 white strat with original Kahler and fingertite string lock, strat headstock, replaced pickguard with single hum configuration

3833

Tracy Jenkins

1984 Budweiser graphic strat, chrome Kahler, chrome knob, switch tip, and output jack plate

3899

Tony Orlando

1984 green strat, added Floyd Rose, refinished

3911

Ebay

1984 Red Explorer bass, maple neck

3990

Jeff Erickson

1984 Zebral graphic strat, Floyd trem

4020

Kelvin Bryant

1984 orange bengal explorer, added Floyd, neck pickup

4026

Ebay

1984 black strat, Kahler

4057

Tracy Jenkins

1984 Flying V, polka dots graphic, Kahler trem, factory splitter switch and H-S-S configuration

4060

Dave Hart

1984 strat, aftermarket white bengal graphic, DiMarzio humbucker, Kahler, gold tuners

4064

Ebay

Photos from Ebay

4100

Everett Conrad

1984 Bengal graphic star, body bindnig, Floyd added

4167

JCF Posting

All Original, Cherry Sunburst Flamed maple w/binding....COOL

4170

Ebay

1984 Hot Rod Flames over sparkle blue strat, Kahler trem, middle pickup removed

4163

Kelvin Bryant

1984 black and white zebra graphic strat, Kahler trem, guitar featured in an early Charvel catalog

4165

Lance LaForge

1984 refinned strat, modded lower horn, Kahler added, being resurrected by owner

4209

Tracy Jenkins

1984 flat-top strat with Marilyn Monroe/lips graphic, matching headstock with graphic

4244

Rock J. Colasurdo

Previously owned by Bill Levery of the band Firehouse. Platinum White, 2 Hum, Floyd Rose

4283

Chris Christos

1985 single hum explorer, Kahler trem, black to silver burst, aftermarket mural

4290

Hossman

1984 One Piece figured Maple with one of Three Mahogany Necks, This one was Grovers. Warm overtones with this neck, although not much sustain.

4342

Tracy Jenkins

1985 DeMartini Graphic strat, Floyd trem

4425

Ebay

1985 Black/bound tele, Kahler trem, tele neck pickup

4426

Everett Conrad

1985 Blue strat, Kahler trem

4436

EBay

Changed Knob,Changed Pickups??, Factory Floyd

4458

Bob Perna

1985 Blood Splatter star, Gold Floyd Rose, "REDRUM" written in blood on the rear of the body, live guitar for the band Faith Or Fear

4504

Tracy Jenkins

1985 American flag graphic strat, matching graphic strat headstock

4512

Bret Dennis

1985 Red strat, Floyd recessed aftermarket

4528

Ebay

1985 Red strat, matching headstock, Kahler

4531

Ebay

1985 Red strat, maple fingerboard, Kahler, unigue control configuration with oversized control cavity

4659

Tracy Jenkins

1985 white tele, black binding, matching headstock, TITE three singles, Kahler trem

4667

Tracy Jenkins

1985 white explorer, Kahler trem

4674

Chris Bombeke

1985 white strat, Floyd Rose trem, skull graphic, japanese character, live guitar for the band Faith Or Fear

4692

Tim Rose

Green Sparkle front and Back, Black sides w/yellow pinstripping

4754

Tracy Jenkins

1985 metallic blue strat, Kahler trem, matching headstock

4767

Jeff Erickson

1985 Bengal Stripe, Floyd trem

4801

Ebay

1985 Yellow & Black Charvel Bengal Stripe, Floyd trem, matching headstock

4848

Tracy Jenkins

1985 white strat with blood splatter grapic, Kahler trem

4875

Tracy Jenkins

1985 strat with Grim Reaper graphic, Kahler trem

4876

Chad Ashley

1985 black strat, Floyd Rose

4877

Tracy Jenkins

1985 strat with Leopard graphic, Kahler trem

4881

Rock J. Colasurdo

Deep Red with matching Head, Kahler, Ebony neck with factory Sharkfin inlays

4893

Bret Dennis

1985 Carolina Blue strat, Kahler trem, fingertite string lock

4939

Ebay

1985 Black strat with skull graphic, Kahler trem, fingertite string lock

4942

Chris Bombeke

Platinum White Sparkle Finish, Kahler, 2 Hum

4983

Jim LeDuc

1985 blood splatter strat, Kahler trem

4987

Bret Dennis

1985 camo graphic strat, Kahler trem

5010

Tracy Jenkins

1985 white strat, Kahler trem, 3 single

5074

Ebay

1985 Red left handed strat, Kahler trem

5086

Ebay

Nice Pink Guitar

5130

Mike Devine

1985 red strat, factory Floyd Rose

5174

Everett Conrad

1985 red strat, originally Kahler trem but Floyd bridge added, sharkfin inlays

5201

Ebay

1985 white strat, Floyd Rose

5215

Ebay

Photos from Ebay

5235

Ebay

1985 white strat, Kahler, single-hum layout

5307

Kevin Maynard

1986 metallic blue strat, original Kahler and fingertite string lock, strat headstock, replaced pickguard with Jake E Lee style configuration

5310

Tracy Jenkins

Red Matching Painted Head, Factory Floyd

5317

Tracy Jenkins

1986 Bloodstained strat, reverse headstock, note factory grover tuners

5359

Jim LeDuc

1986 Snakeskin strat, reverse headstock, note factory grover tuners & Jackson logo

5412

Tracy Jenkins

1986 lavender strat, strat headstock with rosewood board , Kahler, pickguard and HSS layout

5435

Ebay

1986 blue dinky strat, Jackson logo, Floyd Rose

5446

Ebay

1986 purple left handed strat, Kahler, Jackson sharkfin inlays, Jackson logo

5449

Ebay

1986 sparkle blue dinky strat, Floyd Rose, Jackson logo

5454

Tom Skinner

1986 Ferrari Red strat, Kahler trem, Originally with Jackson logo neck

5486

Ebay

1986 Gun Metal Grey strat, Kahler trem, Jackson logo

5490

Richard Turk

1986 Cityscape strat, maple strat headstock, Floyd added in place of Kahler, Jackson logo, 2nd to last Charvel ever made

 

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