CHARVEL 550 XL

  • Charvel 550XL professional electric guitar, blue finish
  • Charvel 550XL professional electric guitar, purple finish

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1988 to 1991

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.

Source 1989 Charvel/Jackson catalog.

Specifications (20)

Controls

Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelJackson pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 humbucker pickup

General

Finish colorsblack finish, platinum finish, red finish, white finish
Finish effectsmetallic finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialwood body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body stylesuper strat style body

Hardware

Bridgedouble locking tremolo
Hardware colorblack hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersshark fin fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointneck through body
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets24 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

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