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1988 to 1991

CHARVEL made the 475 SPECIAL CLASSIC between 1988 and 1991

Specifications (19)


Body materialwood body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard


Bridgedouble locking tremolo
Hardware colorchrome hardware


Fingerboard materialmaple fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, pink finish, red finish, white finish
Finish effectscrackle finish, metallic finish
Number of strings6 strings


Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners


Pickup selector controls5-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups brand and modelJackson pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 stacked coil/1 humbucker pickups

Prices (6)

2016$750goodFrankyGreat guitar! Classic shredder!
2016$800goodVinceThe 475 specials are getting harder to find took me a year to find one in good condition for my collection. The specials were made only in 1989 and were $900 with inflation they would be $2000 guitars today. If you can find one buy it.
2012$700goodVinceLove the neck on this thing
2010$650goodMarkFast neck! Made in Germany Schaller awesome. My new fav guitar and I have 12 lol
2016$800goodTroy H.I did not purchase this guitar as I did not have the money on me at the time but I did play it for about a hour in the store. This thing was impressive for a 25 plus year old guitar. Neck was sweet, fast, easy to play. I went to the bank the next day after work to get the cash and it was gone.
2017$1000excellentDaveFinding these guitars in good condition with original electronics is getting hard. I paid $1000 for mine talked the guy down from $1400. I will put this old Charvel against any brand new $1500 plus guitar any day.

Reviews (2)

CHARVEL 475 SPECIAL CLASSIC reviewed by Dave C

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Great guitars, fast necks, German made floyd awesome guitar and getting rare to find in mint condition. I have seen them go for between 400-1000. One of the rarer colors is the 475 special platinum. Not many were made and if you find one buy it.

CHARVEL 475 SPECIAL CLASSIC reviewed by Franky

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Fast amazing Neck, Shaller floyd rose what more can you ask for. Great guitar if you can find one in good condition. Getting hard to find these 25 year old classic shredders. Comparable to USA built models. Made in Japan

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