(SOLD) Charvel Dinky CDS-038 Magenta Burst 1991
Charvel CDS-038, magenta burst, made in Japan 1991. Charvel and Jackson were one beast in the nineties, and they were making all sorts of excellent shred machines out of the well regarded Chushin Gakki factory in Japan. This model was a limited release for the Japan market, so they don't seem to appear in the catalogs of the time. It's a variant on the standard Dinky, and dressed up in purple and gold... it's quite the aesthetic. The purple has yellowed and mellowed to a colour that's kinda hard to describe, but it looks dope anyhow. The tone is crisp and defined, with clean and sharp attack and a nice even body to it. That means it stays even and clear even with a mountain of gain. The neck is finished in satin, slim and quick in shape, so you can easily move all the way up to the 24th tall fret at lightning speed. This one is definitely going to divide some opinions, but hey: life's too short to please everyone, right?
Model: Charvel Dinky CDS-038
Made: Japan, 1991, (serial C106264)
Finish: magenta burst
Neck: maple, rosewood board, 13.75" radius, 25.5" scale
Mods: knobs replaced
Pickups: basic humbucker x2, single coil
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. The headstock has some scuffs on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, just some rub wear on the back. The back has widespread light scuffs but no major marks. The sides have a dimple near the jack and a little dent in the elbow area. The front is pretty clean, just a few light scuffs in the elbow area, a couple of dents near the switch and some play wear on the horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.