CHARVEL MODEL 6

  • Charvel Model 6 electric guitar

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1986 to 1989

The Charvel Model 6 was introduced in 1986, following the company's move to Ontario California. The success of Charvel in the 1980s led to Grover Jackson's plan to establish Japanese production lines for the most popular Charvel designs. These Charvel Model Series guitars were made in Japan (until 1989 when Grover Jackson sold Charvel/Jackson to the Japanese manufacturer IMC).

The Model 6 was a Charvel branded version of the Jackson Soloist, with neck-through body construction, maple neck and poplar body. The neck had 24 jumbo frets, bound rosewood fretboard with shark-fin mother of pearl inlays. Model 6s came with Kahler 2300 Tremolos in early 1986, and an extra thin neck profile. The tremolo was later replaced with a non-recessed JT-6 Jackson unit and the neck profile became a little larger. The pickups were a Jackson J50BC humbucker at the bridge, two Jackson J-200 stacked single coils, and an on-board mid-boost (Jackson JE-1200). The control layout consists of a one volume, one tone, a control for the mid boost, and an on-off mini toggle switch for each pickup.

Specifications (27)

Controls

Controls materialblack controls
EQ or mix controls1 EQ control
Number of control knobs3 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3 pickup selector switches
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Circuit functionsactive electronics
Pickups brand and modelJackson J200 pickup(s), Jackson J50 pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 stacked coil/1 humbucker pickups
PreampJackson JE-1200, active preamp

General

Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, red finish, white finish
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length

Body

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

Hardware

BridgeJackson JT6 tremolo, Kahler tremolo
Hardware colorblack hardware, chrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialmother of pearl 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
Nutlocking nut
Peghead (headstock)pointed headstock
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Prices (7)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1988$1149.50newguitar-listRecommended retail price
2008$650.00newPatGreat guitar, one of the best imports I think ever made.
2017$1400excellent
1986$1200excellent
1987$1089newDougIts a guitar I have had for close to 30 years and I still like it. Very easy to play and a wide range of tones.
1988£500good
1984$800new

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1987 Model 6

I am the owner of the Burnt Cherry 1987 Model 6 pictured (tag says 1988, but it is infact a 1987).

This is an awesome guitar, with a fantastic "raw metal" sound, the neck is very comfortable, very fast. It is in mint condition and I do have the original 1987 chainsaw case that came with the guitar way back in the 80's.

This Soloist plays as good (if not better) than any USA Soloist I have played and it is of incredible craftmanship!.......