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‘Guitarist’ Demos a Custom Shop RTM San Dimas 1 H

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by MDuffy

magazine recently took a look at a Charvel Custom Shop RTM San Dimas 1 H in Slime Green, with demonstrator Richard Barrett destroying the guitar’s maple fretboard with a series of fiery licks.

“This guitar is ready for pure-bred shred!” the magazine wrote on their official Facebook page.

Watch the demo after the jump and click here to pick up your copy of Guitarist. (more…)

Beau Monde Guitars Demos the Jake E Lee Signature Model

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 by MDuffy

Jake E Lee
Beau Monde Guitars in New Jersey recently pulled a Jake E Lee signature model off the wall to run through several of its special features.

The demo showcased the Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker in the bridge and the DiMarzio SDS-1 single-coil pickup in the neck position, demonstrating just how great the Red Dragon Cartel guitarist’s preferred axe sounds.

Check out the clip after the jump.  (more…)

Guitarguitar Demos the Guthrie Govan Signature Model

Posted on September 30th, 2015 by MDuffy

U.K. retailer Guitarguitar recently released a demo of the Guthrie Govan Signature model, running through all the guitar’s features with varied styles of playing and some killer beauty shots of the bird’s-eye maple top.

To hear what Govan’s two-years-in-the-making namesake axe can do, check out the demo after the jump.


Charvel Super Stock SD1 Electric Guitar Review by Sweetwater Sound

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 by MDuffy

Sweetwater Sound Charvel
Don Carr of Sweetwater Sound recently took a hard look at a Charvel Super Stock SD1 in Sunset Orange Flake and came away pretty impressed.

“Everything about this guitar exudes attitude,” wrote Carr. “The Floyd Rose trem is a must-have for guitarists who put their trem arms to serious use, allowing for huge dive bombs and squeals while maintaining your tuning stability. You get a fat-sounding pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers, a JB at the bridge and ’59 at the neck. And the absence of a tone circuit helps these pickups pack even more bite.

“The maple neck and fretboard have a great feel for faster, more expressive playing. The neck carve is not too thin, not too fat, with a compound radius fretboard that flattens out as you play up the neck. Between the compound radius and the big frets, you can execute huge bends without worrying about fretting out.”

Carr also produced a video that shows just how much this guitar screams.

Watch the clip after the jump. (more…)

Laura Cox Demos the Charvel Super Stock So-Cal for Music & Sons

Posted on July 1st, 2015 by MDuffy

French musical instrument dealer Music & Sons recently enlisted artist Laura Cox to demo a few Charvel guitars, and the result is a video filled with a ton of killer riffs.

Framed by a slew of Charvel axes, Cox ran through the Super Stock So-Cal and a Pro-Mod San Dimas

Watch the demo after the jump and click here for more from Music & Sons.  (more…)

NeoGeofanatic Demos a Pair of Warren DeMartini Pro Mod Guitars

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 by MDuffy

Warren DeMartini Snake

French YouTube personality NeoGeofanatic recently posted another demo on his official channel in which he tests out a pair of the newest Warren DeMartini signature guitars.

Not only does he show what the Pro Mod Snake and Pro Mod Blood and Skull models can do while playing together on an ’80s-inspired ballad, but he also takes each of them for a singular spin with killer solos.

Check out the demo after the jump.  (more…)

‘Guitar World’ Pulls Out a Pro-Mod So-Cal for Pedal Demo

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by MDuffy

Charvel Guitar World
Paul Riario of Guitar World recently pulled out a Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH to demo the Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive pedal.

“The variety of overdrive and distortion pedals on the market these days is truly staggering,” Riario noted. “The vast majority is basically good at one or two applications, such as clean boost, blues overdrive, hard rock rhythm crunch, or metal distortion, but pedals that can do all of this (and do it very well) are very rare indeed.”

How did the pedal fare? And how did that So-Cal sound when run through it? Find out in the video after the jump.


N Stuff Music Demos the Guthrie Govan Signature Model

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan demo
The folks at Pittsburgh’s N Stuff Music recently got their hands on a Govan Signature model and ran through some of the incredible tones the guitar achieves.

N Stuff’s featured model boasts a San Dimas body and a flame maple top, in addition to many other high-performance appointments at Govan’s exact specifications.

Check out the demo after the jump.


Master Builder Chip Ellis Dissects the Custom Shop San Dimas Stompbox

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by MDuffy

Chip Ellis Charvel
This year, Charvel teamed up with Caroline Guitar Company on a special set of Custom Shop San Dimas Stompbox guitars that were officially unveiled at the 2015 NAMM Show.

The axes were each built to match a Wave Cannon MKII Super Distorter pedal by Phillipe Herndon. In this video, Charvel Master Builder Chip Ellis and Herndon break down these amazing Charvel models.

For more information on the Charvel Custom Shop, click here, and check out the interview after the jump. (more…)

‘Guitar World’ Names the Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH Among Best of NAMM

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by MDuffy

Not only was Charvel signature artist Guthrie Govan on the cover of Guitar World‘s April 2015 issue, but the music mag also had a special call-out for the Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH.

The guitar, which comes in Specific Blue and Slime Green for 2015, was named No. 4 on Guitar World‘s list of the Best of NAMM 2015.

To see the entire list of 31 “Best in Show” products, pick up your edition of Guitar World here.

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