7.29.2008

CHARVEL® DEBUTS NEW U.S. PRODUCTION GUITARS

In a press release, Jackson Charvel Manufacturing Inc. announces the summer 2008 debut of three new U.S.-made high-performance production guitars that put the famous Charvel name and sound within reach of guitarists who’ve long dreamed of owning one.

Charvel fans worldwide know, it’s been a very long time since the company introduced a U.S.-made production guitar, which is exactly why Charvel is so excited to unveil not one but three such models.

The new guitars are the San Dimas™ Style 1 2H, the San Dimas Style 2 2H and the So-Cal Style 1 2H, all three of which take traditional electric guitar designs to stratospheric heights of Charvel high performance while remaining attainable to the players who’ve always wanted a fine Charvel guitar but, couldn’t afford one—an undeniably appealing opportunity given the high prices of similar import guitars.

The San Dimas Style 1 2H and the San Dimas Style 2 2H both feature an alder body with a black polyurethane finish (the latter with a contoured back). Both have a one-piece maple neck with a 12”-16’ compound radius fingerboard, a Seymour Duncan JB bridge pickup, a Seymour Duncan ’59 neck pickup, a Floyd Rose tremolo unit, Grover mini-tuners, black hardware and included gig bag.

The So-Cal Style 1 2H model features an alder body with a pickguard and a black polyurethane finish. It too has a one-piece maple neck with a 12”-16’ compound radius fingerboard, a Floyd Rose tremolo unit, Grover mini-tuners, black hardware and an included gig bag. Its signature tone comes from a DiMarzio Tone Zone bridge pickup and a DiMarzio Evolution neck pickup.

As noted, the guitars come in a sleek black finish. Notably, however, each of these three guitars will also be released in limited custom colors that will replace each other quarterly. In July 2008, for example, the San Dimas Style 1 2H will be released in Candy Red, the San Dimas Style 2 2H in Pegan Gold and the So-Cal Style 1 2H in Candy Tangerine for three months only. At the end of this first three-month period, those three colors will then be “retired” and replaced by a new custom color for each model (announced just before release) for the next three-month period, and so on.

Charvel has a 30-year legacy of high-performance instruments as the original “hot rod” guitar maker. As hard rock and heavy metal underwent a flamboyant resurgence in the late ’70s and throughout the ’80s, Charvel guitars were widely played and praised as more traditionally designed “muscle car” big brothers of their onetime younger siblings, the flashier “sports car” Jackson® guitars. To this day, Charvel still uses the top high-performance OEM components and still has its original legacy builders and staff.

For more information, visit http://www.charvel.com/.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you happened to know when Guitar Center or Sam Ash will start carry these bad boys? Or if they even will?

sarge1875 said...

That I don't know but here a link to their dealers listed on their site. http://www.charvel.com/dealers.html