Charvel Surfcaster

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by The Sound of the Police, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. The Sound of the Police

    The Sound of the Police Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Has anyone owned or played one of these? If so, what do you think of them. I like the waay they look, and I saw someone playing one at a gig recently. It sounded pretty good, but he was using a lot of distortion, so it was hard to tell what it really sounded like.
  2. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    I did a search on this bass, apparantly they are quite rare. Jackson Guitars continued to make the Charvel Surfcaster guitar up until last year.

    Jacksonguitars will make you a custom one if you have the £££ / $$$.

    (Jackson now own charvel or something like that)

    For those who don't know, they are shaped a bit like Fender jazzmasters.
  3. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    I remember checking one of these out when they were first introduced about 10 or 11 yrs ago. My thoughts on them were that the Surfcaster is a big instrument thatseemed heavy at the time. It has a satin finished wide neck, which turned me right off. And the retro look combining Rickenbacker 4005 body styling with Danelectro Lipstick pick-ups.
    I see these on Ebay going for between $400.00 - $500.00 including the OHSC.
    I never did buy one and I don't ever expect too. But that doesn't mean someone else won't!
    Just not my cup of tea.