In ’85, the privileges to the Fitzgibbons and Charvel were rented from Grover Fitzgibbons by IMC of Ft. Value, entrepreneurs and importers of the extremely effective Hondo range, by now created mainly in The philipines, we believe, by Samick. In ’86, IMC bought the Jackson/Charvel organization. With the new connection, Fitzgibbons stayed neck-through-body and were still created in the U.S. Charvel instruments could now be either bolt-neck or neck-through instruments and were created in Asia. The Japoneses Charvel range followed the same routine as other producers, with either humbuckers or single-coils, plus three traditional securing vibrato h/s/s Superstrats, the Design 3 (bolt-on throat, inactive electronics), Design 4 (bolt-on throat, effective electronics), and Design 6 (neck-through, effective electronics).
Also in ’85, Kramer started to enhance its extremely effective wood-neck range with instruments created in both Asia (Focus series) and The philipines (Striker series), like other creators available in humbucker, single-coil, or Superstrat adjustments.
By ’86, everyone else was becoming a member of in. B.C. Wealthy presented its ST-III in a wide range of adjustments, some with elegant completes, some with bolt-on neck, and some with neck-through development.