Charvel Model-4 (Shop Original) - $850- SOLD!!!

Filed Under (Charvel, x- SOLD -x) by Importstrings on 08-08-2011



This all original Model-4 is a Semi-Order, Ikebe Shop Original from 1987!! Shop Original models are rarely seen these days and dont come up for sale that often. At the time some of the bigger musical instrument stores in Japan brought out their own original models, EG. Matching heads, Graphics (Mega-Rare), Artist series with the likes of Jake E.Lee, Gary Moore, Alan Holdsworth, George Lynch etc… These models are interesting to collect and are always sought after by collectors outside of Japan.

The most AMAZING thing about this guitar is the condition!!! The previous owner of this guitar has looked after it very well. This is a 24yr old guitar that has been hardly played at all and properly maintained, it looks amazing. There is almost no ware to the hardware or frets, the body has VERY light players ware, a little scuff on the back plate other than that its like mint condition. A VERY rare find!!

It came in a non original soft case BUT if your after an original soft case we can find them no problems.

Body : Solid Basswood
Neck : 1pc Maple
Fingerboard : 22 jumbo fret, Rosewood w/Pearl sharktooth inlay & matching head
Bridge : Jackson JT6 Locking system
Pick-ups : (Front & Middle) J200 Dual coil, Bi-Level Humbucking (Designed for use with active circuitry), (Rear) J50BC Accentuated High Frequency Bridge position humbucking(Designed for use active cicuitry)
Controls : 1 Volume, 1 tone, Jackson low impendence JE-1200 electronics with mid-boost, 3 way mini toggles
Hardware Colour : Black
Colour : Red

Ibanez J Custom JCS-1(S9870)CRS - $2500 - Sold!!

Filed Under (Ibanez, x- SOLD -x) by Importstrings on 01-08-2011



This is the VERY sought after JCS-1 (S9870) from 2000~2002. ONLY 12 were originally released in 2000, due to their popularity Ibanez extended production until 2002, in total 36 made ONLY!! (2 of which I own, I’m a big S series fan). S series J Customs are very few and far between getting hold of them is very difficult, these models sold out almost instantly when first released.

Quite often we are contacted by collectors/musicians wanting to slim down thier collection or sell a particular guitar, which is great because we can pass on a little bit of history surrounding an instrument. This was a one owner guitar purchased in 2002 by a pro muso who only used it for recording purposes. He plays in a Metal band that sounds similar to Extreme and has done a few radio/T.V commercials with it (Never been played live). It was purchased because of its incredible sound and versatility, it has also been well maintained.

This is a beautiful looking AAAA grade Quilted Maple top and matching head with a Honduras Mahogany back and again Honduras Mahogany/Bubinga set-in neck with an Ebony fingerboard. All are quite heavy woods so there are very rich, warm tones and deep, crunchy lows. The playability, versatility and sound of this J Custom oozes quality. You dont just hear it, you feel it!!.

The appearance and condition of the JCS-1 is very, very good its in awesome playing condition, little ware to the hardware, 80%+ frets, very light scuff/scratching to the back and a small ding to the back top edge, overall very nice collectable condition all in its original case. This maybe the only one of its kind in Australia, this is one serious looking, sounding machine!!!

I would love to dribble on more but, on another note Being a very big S series fan, if your after 540S LTD, FM, gambale S series guitars from the late 80’s~late 90’s with the DiMarzio/Ibanez U.S.A or q series pick-ups and custom made inlay etc.. tell us we can get them.

Body : AAAA Quilted Maple top & binding w/Honduras Mahogany back
Neck : 5pc Honduras Mahogany/Bubinga, Super Wizard set-in neck, Quilted Maple matching head
Fingerboard : Ebony w/binding, Abalone off-set dot inlay and Custom Jumbo frets
Bridge : Lo-Pro Edge
Pick-ups : (Front) DiMarzio Air Norton, (Middle) DiMarzio Blue Velvet, (Rear) DiMarzio Tone Zone
Controls : 1 Vol, 1 Tone w/5 way selector
Hardware Colour : Pearl Gold
Colour : CRS (Cherry Red Sunburst)