This 2009 Charvel Custom guitar is a rare Grover Jackson Legacy 3 guitar in excellent, factory aged condition. The dings and dents are intentional as is the aged hardware. Hence, the label "Tortured," which essentially translates as relic'd or aged. These guitars have a noteworthy background. In 2008 or so, Charvel Custom created a reissue of the Bloodsplatter guitars that caused a stir in the early '80s. Aside from the paint job, these reissue guitars, known as the Grover Jackson legacy series, are excellent recreations of the very early Charvels and they are a tribute to Grover, who owned the company in its late '70s-mid '80s heyday and oversaw the Charvel design. Of course, he started Jackson and would create even more guitar history.
This particular Charvel Grover Jackson Legacy guitar is from the third edition of the series and it's finished in Blue Splatter following the Bloodsplatter of the first edition of the run and the Bullseye theme that was featured on the second edition. As with all of the Grover Jackson Legacy guitars, Charvel gathered some of Grover's original Charvel employees--Mike Shannon, Todd Krause, Mike Eldred, and Stephen Stern--to design and build these guitars, including finishing. The guitars were made using original tooling and techniques, and are built to original spec.
This third edition Legacy guitar features materials used in the early '80s. These include an alder body with vintage contours, a flat-sawn maple neck with oil finish, a Seymour Duncan SH-4 humbucker pickup, 21 extra jumbo frets, a 12" radius, a phenolic nut, a brass dome volume knob. The guitar originally had a brass tremolo and was later retrofitted by Charvel for the Legacy 3s with a Floyd Rose tremolo bridge (the original brass bridge is in the case). The guitar's locking nut is attached with two hexagonal screws on the back of the neck, as it was done in the early Floyd Rose years. There's a gap between the bridge and body that would have normally been filled with a original brass tremolo bridge. The guitar comes with a black portfolio that includes a certificate of authenticity (with all of the aforementioned builder's signatures), a DVD the documents the creation of the Legacy guitars, and original paperwork. Weight is 7 pounds, 15 ounces.