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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by dilver, Dec 31, 2010.
I get the feeling this is going to the smallest club on the board...
ANYONE out there?
I would love to have one but they are damn expensive these days. Trying to get my hands on a Danelectro Hodad though, bit more in my price range.
This is my first post here. Obviously I'm a tele fan but I stumbled upon the Surfcaster club. I bought this guitar around 94-95 I believe. I've read that green burst is the rarest finish. Anyone know anything about that?
Man, I was browsing ebay for a cheap electric 12 string, found this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Jackson-Surfcaster-12-String-Electric-Black-/220721548639
not cheap, but... damn. wouldn't mind playing that.
Looks good. I think the Charvels came out first. Then They started putting the Jackson name on them.
I remember when those came out. They were the first decidedly retro new guitar to come on the scene and I like how the design acknowledged - but didn't rip others off.
I almost bought one - turquoise, 12 string.
I have no doubt that the originals are very well made and very collectible guitars.
I've always lusted over the surfcaster! I first saw and heard one way back in the 90's played by Bruce Cockburn at Massey Hall in Toronto. His was a black Charvel, the readl Mccoy. I've heard the Jackson versions are not the best, but great things about the GRB kokopelli kokocaster guitars. None are easy to find up this way.
Can I say "I'd punch a sick baby in the face for one of these"? Cuz I would.
I've been doing quite a bit of research on these guitars, so I'll tell you what I know... You're probably right on the year you bought yours; the HT model with a humbucker was the last "true" Surfcaster model to be released and it was available from late '93-95. IMHO, the Surfcaster HT with humbucker offers the most versatility, especially when modded to split the humbucker coils (if you haven't done this yet, you might want to give it a try).
As far as colors go, yes, your Emerald burst is the rarest of the rare. I'd LOVE it if could post more pictures here, or on photobucket, flickr, etc. as you just don't see very many of them, ever! Seafoam Green is perhaps the most popular color, given the surf image, there a quite a few Cherry Sunburst (AKA "Star-glo) and you occasionally see a transparent Orange or Red every now and then. Another rare color that appears in the '92 & '93 catalogs is an odd pinkish fuscia color, which I've never seen a picture of, outside of the catalog.
You've got a VERY cool guitar, but you knew that
Lastly, the prices on Surfcasters aren't as bad as you'd be led to believe by eBay. Most of the Surfcasters on eBay don't sell, and you can pick one up for $700-1,000 if you're patient and persistent in your search. Not cheap by any means, but not the $2,000+ figures you see on eBay.
Here's a few more pics.
Damn. That's gorgeous. Like I said - you rarely see these. Thx for sharing.
Thank you! It's my pleasure.
Here's mine 1992 Cherry Buirst
If anyone is interested...
I have nothing to do with this sale and know nothing other than what's posted, but I'll bet this sells for a lot less than the inflated $1,600+ prices others are asking. The seller seems pretty reasonable:
If anyone is in the market, it looks/sounds like it's in great shape.
I think stating that manufacture plant is conjecture, well thats just silly, we all know that a made in USA Telecaster is better than a korean one....other than that Yes! its a nice guitar, but its over 600 now and the reserve price is still not met..
Of course the auction will sell for less than the BIN prices on the other Chavels.. If the auction went higher the BIN then well you get it. Being a Surfcaster owner myself Im curious to see what it sells for...BTW mines the one listed at $1249... pretty fair price for an unplayed mint surfcaster
So it ended up selling for $887.00. I still think that the "going rate" for Surfcasters is more along the lines of $750-950 and that the misperception that these guitars are super expensive is fueled by eBay listings that simply never sell.
i think the smallest club on the board might be my 70's starcaster club
but these surfcasters are beautiful! never seen one in real life, how are they to play?
Surfcaster ingredients (IMO):
They're just such a cool design. Do we know who designed the Surfcaster? Was it Wayne Charvel, or someone else in the company. They stood out then and they stand out now as being quite different from anything else Charvel ever did.