CHARVEL manufactured the 550 XL PROFESSIONAL between 1988 and 1991. The 550XL features neck through body construction. 25.5 inch scale length and a 24 fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot inlays. Black (or possibly chrome) hardware includes Floyd Rose licensed double locking vibrato, one J100 single coil pickup (at the neck) and one J90-C humbucker ( at the bridge). Controls are a single volume knob and a five-way pickup switch.
Finish options candy blue, candy red, turquoise, magenta, platinum and metallic black. The finish on the pointy headstock matches the body.