NGD: Charvel 650XL Red Pearl

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  1. Element0s

    Element0s Low Fantasy/Black Denim

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    Got this honey bunny in a trade last night. Neat 'n Tidy with a bit of fret wear and one tiny little ding in the finish plus the usual pick scratches. All original parts with the Schaller-made bridge and the active mid-boost. I think this dates the model to 1991. Plays very nicely and it's just begging for Vivian Cambell licks. Sexy!

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    Rawkmann SS.org Regular

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    Beautiful, congrats!
     
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    7 Strings of Hate Mid-Level Asshole Contributor

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    Love that color! I’m gonna need you to hit and bend a note up while pulling that bar as Hugh as it will go.
     
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    Dineley SS.org Regular

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    hot damn
     
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    Shit shit shit. Damn, what a catch!!! Congrats.
     
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    Welcome to my wet teenage dreams... a huge congratulations on picking up one of the best shredders ever. Such an amazing fiddle - play it in good health! Since I saw Shawn Lane with his 750XL, I’ve been a Charvel fan - they were sadly so few and far between in sunny Denmark, that I ended up going for an Ibanez S-Series instead... which Shawn also switched to.
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Riffs upon Riffs

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    Congrats and HNGD!!
     
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    That's hot!
     
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    Very nice ! Congrats man ! :)
     
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    Congrats, I've got a white '89 650xl, owned it since '95. Absolutely awesome guitars.
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Riffs upon Riffs

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    That's freaking hott!

    HNGD
     
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    Awesome score. Great guitars.
    Only thing I would possibly think about doing is swap out the original Jackson/Schaller Floyd to a current Schaller Floyd.
    The newer ones have steel inserts for the saddle screws to screw into. The older trems screws just screwed into the pot metal bridge. Holes stripped really easy. Abuse the new trem. Then just keep the original trem in case you ever decide to sell.

    Found a pic of what I'm talking about.
     
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  18. Element0s

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    I'm into this idea. It's a pretty smooth swap between the two models, you think? I suppose I could email Schaller and ask.
     
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    Sweet axe!

    My very first electric was an M4. Those model and toothpaste series Charvels are fantastic.
    But man, are prices getting out of hand... M6s selling for $1k+, and I saw a 750XL for $2.5k recently! When I got my M4s you could find M6s all-year long for sub $500...
     

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