A high end guitar collecting friend of mine has a guilty pleasure.Â Collecting Charvel Spectrums!
His addiction has been satisfied for the time being, with the arrival of a black model from Australia, although he is making noises about the lack of maple necked models.
He has also persuaded a few collecting friends of his to indulge too, and between them the Spectrum collection is now in double figures.
So what's all the fuss about?
The reason is,Â these are great guitars... versatile, with an extra tone eq pot and great for gigging with.
They have an 80's vibe about them (don't get too near that pointy headstock!), and the quality of the construction is undeniable.
The sparkle finish model (top left) is a special order, but the rest are all original.
These are still pretty cheap guitars, in the Â£300-500 price range, but prices are steadily climbing, probably due to my mates hoovering them up at a rate of knots!
If this style of guitar is of interest to you I'd start looking soon. As always, I'd recommend going for originality and Â good condition to help safeguard future values, but I'd be quick, because as soon as funds allow I'll be out there looking for an orange one too!
In the meantime, here's a little bit more information about Charvel Spectrums.