1983 San Dimas Charvel explorer
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-30)
Price : US $1,645.
I usually don't go into details like this for my auctions but for this guitar I'll make an exception.
A close friend of mine bought this at a pawn shop in the 90's. For a brief period I was without an electric guitar to play so he was gracious enough to let me borrow this one.
I took it home and I plugged it into my BUDDA Superdrive 30 Series 1 combo and was blown away. Between this guitar and that ampI was in harmonically rich city. It was amazing. I knew then that I must own it when the chance arrived. So... the chance did arrive and I bought it for a birthday present to me. Happy birthday to me.
The guitar does sound that good it is HUGE sounding. I bought it just so I could record super thick rhythm tracks with it. But you know what? I'm not an explorer type guy. I love the way it sounds but I can't get used to it. My 11 month old son likes to hit the strings on it and that's about as much use as it gets, he prefers the acoustic anyways.
So here's the low down on it. I believe it is all original except the pickup switch plastic tip, I know because I added it. The electronics cavity looks virgin, it has Dimarzio pots, no evidence of resoldering on the pots or the brass cavity plate. This guitar does have nicks and chips in it mostly on the back I posted a picture of the worst of it. Near the low E tuner it started to crack towards the tuner hole but I had it glued it never broke but I didn't want it to get worse it is NOT an issue at all for tuning. The fretboard is the typically thick San Dimas ebony with mother of pearl dots. It is a solid guitar. Please don't ask for the se
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-09-30)
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