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Find out when your Charvel Model Series guitar was built.

A quick and dirty way of determining the year of manufacture for the bolt-on Model Series 1 - 4, is to look at the combination of trademark symbols used on both the headstock and the neckplate.

Furthermore, the presence or absense of a neckplate gasket will also help you find the year. When the Charvel Model 5 and 6 were introduced in 1986, the serial number was found on the back of the headstock under the clear coat, in the form of a plastic decal.

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See the Factories heading a few paragraphs down for little info on guitars produced elsewhere.

The 1986-1991 Charvel imports were the very first Charvel imports and they have become legendary due to their build quality vs. The guitars have proven themselves to be a fantastic alternative to the higher priced American made Jacksons and Charvels and having played both, you probably realize how great these vintage Japanese guitars really are.

Get all the details on the Charvel import guitars by also reading the Jackson Professional History article. A Japanese Chushin Gakki worker at the Charvel assembly line, installing hardware on a 1986 Charvel Model 2, 3 or 3A (confirmed by the Kahler™ Fulcrum tremolo and white dot rosewood fingerboard).

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