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Updated 6/24/04

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PRE-SERIALIZATION 1978 - 1981
Serial #
Owner
Photo
Owner's notes
N/A
Brian Steff
Trans Red strat with factory preamp, added Floyd Rose, maple neck
N/A
Peter Fischer
Trans Red strat single hum, splitter, maple neck
N/A
Hossman
Hot Wheels, vintage trem,Rosewood fret board no markers, Originally made for Jeff Beck with one Hum, Changed at the factory after the Catalog Photo Catalog Picture
N/A
Gunner442
PrePro Blue Tele with matching head. This tele was one of Grovers personal guitars
N/A
Tim Rose
1980 prepro goldtop Telecaster, one-piece top-bound mahogany body, Les Paul style layout, fixed bridge, hand-wound double cream Duncans. Grover Jackson built this one for himself!
N/A
Tim Rose
Red traditional layout stratocaster with rosewood fretboard
N/A
Gregg Crowe
Original Bullseye PrePro
N/A
Tim Rose
Left Handed Explorer, lightning bolt inlays
N/A
Freddie Brix
Solid maple body, keyhole saddle trem, rosewood fretboard, unique control layout
N/A
Tracy Jenkins
Originally purchased at GC Santa Ana, CA (I got her from original owner). Two added mini switches (coil splitters) and the nut has been replaced. Killer blue burst with a great top. Note small "gold" logo.
N/A
Tim Rose
White & black striped design single hum maple neck strat
N/A
Tim Rose
Black & Yellow graphic, vintage trem, maple neck, single volume control
N/A
Tim Rose
Black & Yellow graphic, vintage trem, maple neck, single volume control
N/A
Ebay
Black & Yellow graphic, added Kahler, maple neck, added neck pickup, added controls
N/A
Harold Turner
Black & Yellow graphic, added early Floyd, maple neck, added controls
N/A
Bret Dennis
Black & Yellow graphic, added Kahler, maple neck, single humbucker
N/A
Rick Mann
Black & Yellow graphic, vintage trem, maple neck, single humbucker
N/A
Tim Rose
16003 Five-digit prepro built 4-23-81, Black with "Lips" graphic, DiMarzio Super Distortion and PAF pickups, all original.
N/A
Holger
Blue Explorer, stop tailpiece, single humbucker
N/A
Chris B.
reddish dusk top/purple back beautiful birdseye body with matching headstock and gold early prepro logo. Neck and body dated 1/25/81. Only mods are floyd, single changed to humbucker and added tone knob with original gold Grover tuners
N/A
Ebay
Added rockinger trem, possible retop??
N/A
Renton
Red strat, single humbucker, vintage trem, rosewood fretboard
N/A
Annonymous
Nice Purple with an Added Floyd
N/A
Chris Christos
Modded to a floyd, was owned by Wayne Charvel - necked was used by him as a template for the current Wayne Guitars
N/A
Chris Christos
Red strat, single humbucker, vintage trem, maple fretboard
N/A
Dave S.
Very Cool graphic with Pickguard
FOUR-DIGIT SERIALIZED NOV, 1981 - FEB, 1986
Serial #
Owner
Photo
Owner's notes
1001
Ebay
1981 strat, first four digit serial number, this is how the guitar left the factory, it has since been heavily modified
1018
Robert Witte
1981 strat, Candy Cane graphic, vintage trem
1022
Peter Fischer
1981 strat, Bullseye graphic, Floyd Rose Bridge added
1023
Tracy Jenkins
1981 strat, "REDRUM" blood splatter graphic,
1063
Tim Rose
1981 strat, green with schematic graphic, early scalloped fingerboard
1082
Bret Dennis
1981 strat, platinum white, TITE triple single coils. removed Kahler style string lock
1128
Tracy Jenkins
1982 spiderweb graphic strat, formerly owned by Howard Leese of Heart, Replaced the 22 Fret neck with a Original 21 fret neck (as when Howard played in Cities Burning" video).
1131
Ebay
1982 spiderweb graphic strat, replaced tuners, maple neck
1139
Ebay
1982 flametop P-J Deep Cut Bass, maple neck
1148
Bret Dennis
1982 Bullseye strat, maple strat headstock neck, vintage trem
1176
Tracy Jenkins
Explorer...note custom inlay, body binging and neck binding and explorer head neck
1183
JCF Post
1982 bound maple flametop, mahagony back, ADDED floyd
1210
Chris Christos
1982 blueburst strat, added Floyd Rose
1224
Tracy Jenkins
1982 blueburst sparkle strat, factory mid-boost preamp, matching headstock
1233
Robert Witte
1982 yellow strat, matching headstock, "No1" Graphic (click photo for more)
1234
Bret Dennis
1982 flametop strat, mahogany back, strat headstock neck with rosewood fretboard
1237
Ebay
1982 blueburst strat, two humbuckers, ebony neck
1293
Michael Devine
1982 black & yellow striped strat, added Floyd, headstock refinished by the factory
1301
Bret Dennis
1982 Checkerboard star, added Floyd, restored by owner with correct neck & parts
1326
Ebay
1982 checkboard bullseye graphic strat, maple neck
1364
Bret Dennis
1982 Birdseye maple Deep Cut P-J bass, maple P-bass headstock neck
1390
Scott Gailor
1982 Explorer, replaced neck with Jackson headstock Charvel neck, originally came with strathead and vintage trem. Original Pic
1412
Ebay
1982 Flying V, refinished to original paint specs, black front/white back, Gibson style headstock, non-trem
1456
Annonymous
1982 Explorer Bass, natural finish, early Jackson style neck shaped from a standard p-bass style neck
1488
Bret Dennis
1982 Candy Apple Red strat, maple strat headstock neck, vintage trem
1501
Tom Matz
1982 blueburst strat, strat headstock, added Rockinger, added kills switch, wireless built-in, customized controls and pickup rings
1505
Jeff Clark
1982 strat, scalloped ebony fingerboard strat headstock neck, sanded body, added neck humbucker route, this guitar was originally a blue with white stripes EVH style graphic, Original
1509
Tracy Jenkins
1982 black & white bullseye graphic, rosewood fingerboard strat headstock neck
1534
Chris Christos
1982 black strat, early factory Floyd Rose bridge, preamp boost circuit
1549
Mike Bergsheil
1982 strat, candy apple red with white star graphic, added Kahler, maple neck
1550
Annonymous
1982 Star bass, matching P-bass headstock neck, lightning bolt
1553
Ebay
1982 Trans Red strat, body binding, strat headstock neck, added Floyd Rose
1556
Tracy Jenkins
1982 black/yellow striped strat, double cream duncan, maple strat headstock neck
1567
Chuck E.
Restored Grim Reaper with it's original neck, body and neck plate and all other period correct parts. This was the Kahler demo Charvel!!
1587
Ebay
1982 star, stripped to bare wood, added Floyd Rose
1597
Bret Dennis
1982 black/yellow striped strat, maple strat headstock neck
1599
Bret Dennis
1982 Hot Wheels flame graphic strat, maple strat headstock neck, double cream Duncan
1601
Bret Dennis
1982 Candy Apple Red strat, maple strat headstock neck, added Floyd & black hardware
1609
Tracy Jenkins
1982 metallic green strat, maple strat headstock neck
1625
Tracy Jenkins
1982 metallic red strat, ebony fretboard strat headstock neck
1642
Tracy Jenkins
1982 white strat, strat headstock
1644
EBay
Dinky Strat Body, Bound Flamed maple Top Strathead
1717
Leo Gabryelski
1982 black/yellow striped strat, maple strat headstock neck, added Kahler, Floyd Rose nutFront & Back
1758
Kevin
White w/Spiderweb Strat head..added Kahler..
1760
Tracy Jenkins
Green with matching painted headstock Holdsworth Strat. Note that the strap button is located on the back (neck plate). This guitar unlike later front loaded (use of pickguard) Charvels, does NOT have a universal (Swimming pool) route. Common to Charvels the pickguard is very thick and is attached with 8 screws.
1762
Anonymous
body (added Floyd) and neck plate were sold on eBay (no neck). The guitar was restored to factory specs (Floyd posts filled/painted and new neck (era correct added)).
1768
Ebay
1983 blueburst flametop strat, added Floyd Rose
1769
Ebay
1983 white with platinum strat, vintage trem
1823
Chris Christos
1983 silver to blackburst strat with parallel line graphic, black DiMarzio trem
1843
Ebay
1983 P-J Bass, P-bass headstock
1926
Tracy Jenkins
1983 starbody with maple strat headstock neck, notice the finish is a reverse burst with lightened edges
1958
Anonymous
1983 strat with red & black skinny fat stripes, added Floyd Rose, rosewood fretboard
1990
Ebay
Refind - Was tabacco sunburst - Original Floyd
2000
Gary Vondran
Maroon to Purple Sunburst, vintage trem, original owner.
2045
Rock J. Colasurdo
Pink Flip-Flop finish with Spiderweb graphic, Modified to a Kahler, Single Hum
2089
Mike Hickey
"Mike is the original owner. Scalloped neck, Added Floyd and neck humbucker. Double logo guitar - it was repainted and another logo applied
2108
Larry Magri
1983 Explorer, vintage trem, single humbucker, single volume control
2122
Everett Conrad
1983 figured maple strat, added Floyd and neck position humbucker
2143
Tracy Jenkins
1983 metallic blue strat, vintage trem, birdseye maple neck
2184
Kenn Pestaina
1983 white Explorer with black binding, vintage trem
2195
Tracy Jenkins
Added kahler
2199
Josh Krasenegor
1983 metallic blue strat, birdseye maple neck, originally had white pickguard, three singles, and Kahler. Modded to Floyd, black pickguard, and H-S-S layout
2245
Bret Dennis
1983 flat-top strat, white binding, vintage trem TITE three singles, added EMG pickups
2298
Kenn Pestaina
1983 refinished white strat, originally metallic red, added Floyd Rose, added left handed neck
2312
Ken Pestaina
1983 blueburst flametop strat, added Floyd Rose
2324
Tracy Jenkins
Vesatel paint scheme originally sold at Melody Shop, TX. This guitar was sent back to factory where a neck pku and toggel switch were installed.
2360
Frank Marano
1983 black strat, vintage trem TITE three singles
2402
Tracy Jenkins
1983 red sparkle dinky strat, maple neck
2408
Kenn Pestaina
1983 Pearl Orange strat, vintage trem
2475
Chuck E.
Big Mouth Strat (removed Kahler Spider Trem)
2483
John Prieto
1983 silver to blackburst strat with parallel line graphic, added Floyd Rose, factory replacement neck, notice the lacquered headstock and silkscreened logo on the replacement neck
2487
Bret Dennis
1983 blue sparkle explorer with vintage trem
2497
Brian
Added Kahler added pickguard and pku config changed
2537
Anonymous
It was originally a Kahler modded to floyd, now back to Kahler again w/ floyd route still remaining. Pickups are not original. Kahler unit is not original. Electronics cover is not original.
2583
Tracy Jenkins
1983 Schematic graphic strat with vintage trem
2585
Robert Witte
1983 flametop strat with vintage trem
2623
Ebay
1983 Explorer bass with line graphic, claimed to be owned by Michael Anthony
2629
Tracy Jenkins
1983 Metallic silver strat, vintage trem
2638
Ebay
1983 strat, light pink with matching headstock
2669
Tracy Jenkins
cool trans blue bound flame maple top, shipped to Melody Shop, TX 9-23-83
2686
Annonymous
1983 surf blue strat, vintage trem
2711
Chad Ashley
Replacement factory Ontario Jackson neck. 2 hum floyd, 3 way switch ebony board
2735
Tracy Jenkins
1983 figured maple strat, added Floyd Rose trem
2764
Ebay
1983 black/yellow striped graphic strat, vintage trem
2785
Chris Christos
1983 purple strat, volume-tone-splitter, vintage trem
2895
Tracy Jenkins
1983 metallic purple strat, vintage trem
2900
Chris Bombeke
gunmetal 2 hum strat with gold Kahler and gold hardware
2934
Ebay
1983 metallic blue strat, added Floyd
2973
Dave S.
Shoreline Gold, Neck possibly replaced (original might have been a pointy) 2 hum, vintage trem
3011
Clark Bono
1984 metallic blue, added Floyd
3034
Dan Oahu
1984 pearl white with black lightening bolt, added Floyd trem
3050
Kenn Pestaina
1984 Explorer, Kahler trem, zebra graphic, added mini toggle
3121
Tracy Jenkins
zebra type graphic over metallic white. Super cool ebony fretboard with NO top dots. Unique wiring (pkus wired out of phase and the volume is a push pull to split the bridge pku). Shipped to Friendly River Music, ME.
3160
Louis Jadot
1984 starbody with chevron stripes and vintage trem
3064
Annoynmus
Added floyd
3183
Leo Gabryelski
Changed PickupFront & Back
3223
Tim Rose
1984 white Holdsworth strat, DiMarzio trem
3242
Ebay
1984 Black strat, vintage trem, HSH layout
3243
Unknown
Old Photo Unknown Owner
3270
Tracy Jenkins
Black/yellow EVH pointy. The pointy neck with EVH graphic seem rarer than their bretheren Strat Heads. This one was sold at Bonne Music NY. Originally a v-trem but a floyd has been added.
3277
Tracy Jenkins
1984 red & black zebra, Floyd Rose
3291
Dennis Buszko
Work order reads that it came with a Duncan custom. Neck has 1550 on it body has1550 on it. Parker Music TX, Ebony Finger board, Dark Midnight Blue, Chrome Hardware Kahler
3310
Tracy Jenkins
1984 Star, yellow with bovine graphics, matching headstock, Kahler trem, block inlays
3318
Chris Bombeke
1984 strat, r/w/b striped graphic, vintage trem
3336
Mike Hickey
Holdsworth - added single coils and extra switches, super fat laquered baseball style neck. Original 1984 receipt in the case
3348
Tracy Jenkins
1984 Holdsworth strat, white, DiMarzio trem
3350
unknown
Guitar store in NYC, headstock damage
3419
Tracy Jenkins
The guitar is obviously modelled after the Ibanez Explorer Phil (Def Leppard) played sporting a cool bound body and neck with 3 cr¸me DiMarizos. Some cool features include a painted neck, bound body and neck and the classic look of black with gold hardware. Originally shipped to Sam Ash in Hempstead, NY 4-23-84.
3482
Frank Marano
1984 Black strat, Kahler, maple neck
3490
Bret Dennis
1984 Explorer, Floyd Rose, three humbuckers, painted to match neck, front binding
3522
Tracy Jenkins
1984 Rising Sun strat, Kahler trem
3569
Tracy Jenkins
Shipped to Daddy's Salem, NH on 5-7-84. Cool metallic red base coat with Flag graphic, white painted headstock adds a nice touch. Super clean.
3580
Jim LeDuc
1984 Flame maple strat, restored by owner with original body and neck, originally vintage trem and H-S-S
3582
Chris Christos
1984 Ghost Flame star, Floyd, matching headstock
3600
Ebay
No Comment :-)
3650
Tom Skinner
1984 Candy Apple Red Strat, Kahler trem
3694
EBay
Some damage to the finish on the back of the guitar (someone caught it on fire) and the toggle is not original..
3704
Bret Dennis
1984 Flying V, polka dots graphic, Kahler, Harpoon Headstock
3707
Tracy Jenkins
Factory floyd w/matching painted head. Note layout similar to a Fender (5 way toggel). Huge slab ebony board on this one, plays great!!
3725
Tracy Jenkins
1984 white strat with flame graphic, vintage trem, matching headstock
3733
Steve Vai
1984 strat, heavily modified with paint, lower heel cutout, Floyd recessed, neck changed a few times. Originally sunburst finish
3736
Ross Stites
1984 transparent red figured maple strat, added Floyd, added toggle
3738
Surfdork933
Flamed redwood body, OFR, replacement Duncans, non-original neck with replaced fretboard.
3797
Sajjan Khan
1984 black & white skinny fat striped star bass, maple neck
3798
Kevin Maynard
1984 white strat with original Kahler and fingertite string lock, strat headstock, replaced pickguard with single hum configuration
3803
Tracy Jenkins
Shipped to Venemans, MD 7-12-84. Black with black pkguard, 3 singles and traditional Strat layout.
3833
Tracy Jenkins
1984 Budweiser graphic strat, chrome Kahler, chrome knob, switch tip, and output jack plate
3899
Tony Orlando
1984 green strat, added Floyd Rose, refinished
3911
Ebay
1984 Red Explorer bass, maple neck
3912
Tracy Jenkins
Shipped to Gracin's Pro Sound, NY 8-20-84. Rising Sun graphic w/Jap letters. What is a little unique about this one is the position of the sun (its more commonly found in bottom left area of the guitar face).
3916
Tracy Jenkins
Rising Sun graphic (like the lightening bolt one of the more common graphics found on Charvels) sold at Akron Music, OH.
3990
Jeff Erickson
1984 Zebral graphic strat, Floyd trem
4020
Kelvin Bryant
1984 orange bengal explorer, added Floyd, neck pickup
4026
Ebay
1984 black strat, Kahler
4057
Tracy Jenkins
1984 Flying V, polka dots graphic, Kahler trem, factory splitter switch and H-S-S configuration
4060
Dave Hart
1984 strat, aftermarket white bengal graphic, DiMarzio humbucker, Kahler, gold tuners
4064
Ebay
Photos from Ebay
4100
Everett Conrad
1984 Bengal graphic star, body bindnig, Floyd added
4167
JCF Posting
All Original, Cherry Sunburst Flamed maple w/binding....COOL
4170
Ebay
1984 Hot Rod Flames over sparkle blue strat, Kahler trem, middle pickup removed
4163
Kelvin Bryant
1984 black and white zebra graphic strat, Kahler trem, guitar featured in an early Charvel catalog
4165
Anonymous
1984 It is refinned and the lower horn is modded. Originally it was Candy Red. It is originally a Kahlered body, but the Kahler unit is not original. Pickup is not original. Neck is not original, but according to the workorder, the neck is the correct maple/rosewood.
4209
Tracy Jenkins
1984 flat-top strat with Marilyn Monroe/lips graphic, matching headstock with graphic
4212
Tracy Jenkins
Shipped to Encore Music, NM 10-29-84. White w/blue tint Flying Vee. This one screams one of my fave players
4220
Surfdork933
candy purple, 3 TITE, Kahler apm3310 fixed bridge, (I still have the original Kahler). Non-original SKULL knob!!
4244
Rock J. Colasurdo
Previously owned by Bill Levery of the band Firehouse. Platinum White, 2 Hum, Floyd Rose
4283
Chris Christos
1985 single hum explorer, Kahler trem, black to silver burst, aftermarket mural
4342
Tracy Jenkins
1985 DeMartini Graphic strat, Floyd trem
4371
Tracy Jenkins
Pink baby!! This guitar is MINT (pickup has been changed but the original is in the case). The finish is actually metallic and has tiny spackles (flakes) in the paint. Factory calls the color pink w/platinum. I have been chasing a pink one for a long time, no collection is complete without one.
4425
Tracy Jenkins
1985 Black/bound tele, Kahler trem, tele neck pickup
4426
Everett Conrad
1985 Blue strat, Kahler trem
4436
EBay
Changed Knob,Changed Pickups??, Factory Floyd
4458
Bob Perna
1985 Blood Splatter star, Gold Floyd Rose, "REDRUM" written in blood on the rear of the body, live guitar for the band Faith Or Fear
4504
Tracy Jenkins
1985 American flag graphic strat, matching graphic strat headstock
4512
Bret Dennis
1985 Red strat, Floyd recessed aftermarket
4528
Ebay
1985 Red strat, matching headstock, Kahler
4531
Ebay
1985 Red strat, maple fingerboard, Kahler, unigue control configuration with oversized control cavity
4593
Tracy Jenkins
Originally sold at GC (Guitar Center) South Chicago IL store. Front only graphic: "grey w/rivets around the top edge". The graphic bends over on the sides.
4641
Tracy Jenkins
Originally sold at Lightning Music and Sound, TX. The body is solid flamed maple (but not as heavy as other all maple guitars I own) and finished in trans amber finish. This one features matching painted headstock and the neck is lacquered.
4643
Tracy Jenkins
Shipped to Caruso Music, CT 4-22-85. Black w/white skull and crossbones. Killer player with factory floyd.
4654
Chuck E.
Blood Splatter with added humbucker
4659
Tracy Jenkins
1985 white tele, black binding, matching headstock, TITE three singles, Kahler trem
4667
Chuck E.
1985 white explorer, Kahler trem
4674
Chris Bombeke
1985 white strat, Floyd Rose trem, skull graphic, japanese character, live guitar for the band Faith Or Fear
4692
Tim Rose
Green Sparkle front and Back, Black sides w/yellow pinstripping
4698
Tracy Jenkins
Shipped to Audio Light & Musical, NC 4-1-85. Factory floyd, bengal Tiger graphic (on front only, back is black).
4754
Tracy Jenkins
1985 metallic blue strat, Kahler trem, matching headstock
4767
Jeff Erickson
1985 Bengal Stripe, Floyd trem
4794
EBay
White & Black Tiger, factory floyd.
4801
Ebay
1985 Yellow & Black Charvel Bengal Stripe, Floyd trem, matching headstock
4848
Tracy Jenkins
1985 white strat with blood splatter grapic, Kahler trem
4875
Tracy Jenkins
1985 strat with Grim Reaper graphic, Kahler trem
4876
Chad Ashley
1985 black strat, Floyd Rose
4877
Tracy Jenkins
1985 strat with Leopard graphic, Kahler trem
4881
Rock J. Colasurdo
Deep Red with matching Head, Kahler, Ebony neck with factory Sharkfin inlays
4893
Bret Dennis
1985 Carolina Blue strat, Kahler trem, fingertite string lock
4939
Ebay
1985 Black strat with skull graphic, Kahler trem, fingertite string lock
4942
Chris Bombeke
Platinum White Sparkle Finish, Kahler, 2 Hum
4982
Tracy Jenkins
Shipped to Professional Music & Drum, Las Vegas 10-14-84. Basswood body, v-trem (black Dimarizo), jackson pkus (J50B and J50N), the work order notes "put strap button on back of body"..a la Holds Strats. This is my fave Strat Head neck..killer guitar, matching painted head to boot!!!
4983
Jim LeDuc
1985 blood splatter strat, Kahler trem
4987
Bret Dennis
1985 camo graphic strat, Kahler trem
5010
Tracy Jenkins
1985 white strat, Kahler trem, 3 single
5074
Ebay
1985 Red left handed strat, Kahler trem
5086
Ebay
Nice Pink Guitar
5130
Mike Devine
1985 red strat, factory Floyd Rose
5174
Everett Conrad
1985 red strat, originally Kahler trem but Floyd bridge added, sharkfin inlays
5201
Ebay
1985 white strat, Floyd Rose
5215
Ebay
Photos from Ebay
5235
Ebay
1985 white strat, Kahler, single-hum layout
5307
Kevin Maynard
1986 metallic blue strat, original Kahler and fingertite string lock, strat headstock, replaced pickguard with Jake E Lee style configuration
5310
Tracy Jenkins
Red Matching Painted Head, Factory Floyd
5317
Tracy Jenkins
1986 Bloodstained strat, reverse headstock, note factory grover tuners
5359
Jim LeDuc
1986 Snakeskin strat, reverse headstock, note factory grover tuners & Jackson logo
5412
Tracy Jenkins
1986 lavender strat, strat headstock with rosewood board , Kahler, pickguard and HSS layout
5435
Ebay
1986 blue dinky strat, Jackson logo, Floyd Rose
5446
Ebay
1986 purple left handed strat, Kahler, Jackson sharkfin inlays, Jackson logo
5449
Ebay
1986 sparkle blue dinky strat, Floyd Rose, Jackson logo
5454
Tom Skinner
1986 Ferrari Red strat, Kahler trem, Originally with Jackson logo neck
5463
Chuck E.
1986 blue 3 tite #5463 with a Jackson logo
5486
Ebay
1986 Gun Metal Grey strat, Kahler trem, Jackson logo
5490
Richard Turk
1986 Cityscape strat, maple strat headstock, Floyd added in place of Kahler, Jackson logo, 2nd to last Charvel ever made
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