Saw a classifieds ad for a cool guitar for a good price. However, it's apparently been without strings for 5 years. Would the neck be completely ruined by this if the truss rod hasn't been loosened?
Those are flat sawn. I have a Charvel Spectrum from the same period and the neck is pretty thin, but obviously that period of Jackson/Charvel is some of my favorite construction on guitars ever. I'm not sure what you consider that modern, but those are '89-'92 era. Most likely a '90 or '91 in your case.It's a Charvel Avenger for 300€ - so thin neck I guess, but probably quite modern construction. In winter indoor air can be super dry and in summer moisture can be really high, so there can definitely be a lot of moisture and temperature shifts during that time.
I first thought the trem had been upgraded as well, but apparently the JT-570 is made by Schaller. Bridge pickup has been changed to a Dimarzio, so I guess someone's done some routing as well.
Can you see it in person? Should be pretty apparent.I also misread the ad a bit, apparently the guy's had it for 5 years and it's been without strings for 2.
Just yesterday I was looking at my sabre and wondering, again, why they two-piece the neck near the headstock bend. Should have been obvious. You guys know so much. I am not very good but have been fooling with guitars for forty years. All just totally on my own like everything else.Can you see it in person? Should be pretty apparent.
Generally speaking up to a year should be fine. Some people take it super seriously, but I never have on double locking guitars. There's such a thing as being so worried about always keeping it under tension you can never dive bomb and only replace one string at a time. :lol: I know people like that. If it was that fragile it wouldn't have a double locking floating trem.
Depends if it was indoors or in a storage unit too. I've bought quite a few "bulk" vintage neck listings from storage units. Over a year in a coastal area with large seasonal fluctuations in both temperature and humidity in non indoors storage is indeed a cause for concern, but good pictures or seeing it in person should clear it up.
Those are the best shreddy bolt on necks you can get though. Anything '89-'92 MIJ Jackson Charvel is gold and generally speaking holds up quite well.
The scarf joint method of neck construction, particularly the JC MIJ variant, also holds up quite well, even on flatsawn necks. That's part of the reason those necks withstand the ravages of time so well.
So it looks like a quarter sawn neck would have more resistance to forward/backward warping while the width of the quarter sawn neck would tend to minimize side warping. Very good.Just yesterday I was looking at my sabre and wondering, again, why they two-piece the neck near the headstock bend. Should have been obvious. You guys know so much. I am not very good but have been fooling with guitars for forty years. All just totally on my own like everything else.
Quarter sawn is absolutely theoretically better than flat sawn, but ultimately it matters more if whoever made it knew what they were doing. :lol:So it looks like a quarter sawn neck would have more resistance to forward/backward warping while the width of the quarter sawn neck would tend to minimize side warping. Very good.
It wasn't in the OP, but he mentioned later the model in question was a 30 year old Jackson Charvel super obscure bolt on Rhoads made for a year or two with a mega bizarre slanted double single bridge pickup that almost every owner routed for a proper humbucker. So I'm assuming he is after a bit of a project.I wouldn't buy it personally. If the thing has been neglected for two years, the current owner probably didn't take good care of it before that point either.