Original style neck plates with numbers 5492 and up were supposedly destroyed but some of them do turn up from time to time...
In the last few months of Charvel production, late 1985 - 1986 a "Jackson" not Charvel logo was applied to Charvels with the Jackson (pointy) style neck.
These logo's have the word "Jackson" in white lettering, "TM" (trade mark) and "Made in USA" after the "N" in Jackson.
These are identical to the logos used on Jackson guitars from that same time period.
Anybody know anything about Jackson's Serial numbers.
The only information I can find is about their american made guitars. If you want to know the exact date of manufacture, it will be stamped in the heal pocket.
Jackson headstock necks have larger 2.5" logos, gold mostly.After 1986, Charvel production was moved overseas and all new guitars bearing the Charvel logo were import models.After being successfully reintroduced briefly in 2002 (Limited run and custom orders), USA made Charvel guitars (true to the original San Dimas era guitars) returned in 2004 and are currently marketed under the San Dimas Model designation.- Many of the early plates were made of very weak alloy.It is common to find severely warped neckplates with the neck screws causing damage.