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Gear Gods Dissect Guthrie Govan Signature Guitars at the Charvel Showcase

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by MDuffy

Charvel’s Mike McGregor recently led the folks over at Gear Gods on a tour of the Charvel Showcase at the 2014 NAMM Show, especially noting the new Guthrie Govan signature guitars that will be out in 2014.

McGregor showed off both versions of the model, one with a bird’s-eye maple top and another with a flame maple top.

Check out Govan’s signature models in the video below.

Guthrie Govan Demos Charvel Prototype for the Music Zoo

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by MDuffy

During a recent tour stop at New York City’s Highland Ballroom with his band the Aristocrats, guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan was paid a visit by the folks from Music Zoo to check out his latest prototype guitar from the Charvel Custom Shop.

Check out the breakdown below and visit the Aristocrats’ official website for more information.

Andertons Music Checks Out Charvel Pro Mods

Posted on August 27th, 2013 by MDuffy

Anderton's Music Charvel Pro-Mod
The guys at Andertons Music in the U.K. recently checked out a few of the new Charvel Pro-Mod series of guitars, featuring both the So-Cal and San Dimas models.

And, the review of these hot-rodded axes would not be complete without some input from hair-metal “legends” Richie Sambuka and Wilder “The Beastmaster” Beast, who get a call in the second half of the video to teach the audience how to really rock.

Watch what these guitars can do in the clip below.

Watch New Charvel Pro-Mod Demos

Posted on April 10th, 2013 by Chrissy Mauck

The new Charvel Pro-Mod Series of guitars will be arriving in June, but you can see them in action through a series of video demos performed by Bleeding Through’s Dave Nassie.

Watch Nassie put the Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH, the San Dimas Style 1 HH and the San Dimas Style 1 HS HT through the paces in the playlist below.

 

Learn More About the New Charvel Pro Mod So Cal

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by MDuffy

Charvel’s Mike McGregor took a few minutes out of his schedule at the 2013 NAMM Show to talk with Harmony Central about the new Pro Mod series that will be available in 2013.

Watch McGregor talk about the upcoming So Cal in the clip below.

MIke McGregor Shows New Pro Mods at 2013 NAMM Show

Posted on February 7th, 2013 by MDuffy

While at the 2013 NAMM Show, Charvel’s Mike McGregor hooked up with Andertons Music to talk about some of the Pro Mods that are coming this year, including the new So Cal and San Dimas models.

Watch the clip after the jump. (more…)

iGuitar Magazine Reviews Charvel Desolation DST-1 FR & DX-1 ST Soloist

Posted on August 6th, 2012 by MDuffy

iGuitar Magazine recently reviewed two guitars from the Charvel Desolation Series – the DST-1 FR and the DX-1 ST.

Reviewer Tom Quayle had positive things to say about both axes, especially their playability and tone.

“These two Charvel guitars enter a very crowded and popular market with a lot of stiff competition from many brands aiming at the Metal player,” he wrote.  ”But if you’re after a through-neck design with great hardware, great pickups and great playability, then I think these Charvel Desolations simply have to be checked out.”

Read the full feature here.

Go Inside The Charvel Desolation Series With Mike McGregor

Posted on July 24th, 2012 by MDuffy

Charvel product manager Mike McGregor recently sat down for an extensive interview to dissect the Desolation Series for Anderton’s Music Co.

McGregor dives deep into the line, going over several key features and why Charvel developed the Desolation Series.

Learn more in the videos below.

Performer Magazine Tests A Charvel DS-1 ST

Posted on July 17th, 2012 by MDuffy

Performer Magazine recently took a hard look at a Charvel DS-1 ST, noting that the axe was great for players who want a classic look with contemporary playability.

“For most modern music, this guitar excels, especially hard rock and metal,” noted reviewer Chris Devine. “Distorted, the pickups have plenty of clarity and punch, and the clean tones are perfect. With heavy overdrive, the tone controls don’t have a lot of range, but when cleaner tones are used, it’s much more noticeable. Vintage tones reside in here, too; rolling down the tone controls reveals warm, jazzy sounds.”

Read the full report here.

So-Cal Style 1 Rated Among Top Guitars Under $1,500 By MusicRadar

Posted on May 25th, 2012 by MDuffy

The Charvel So-Cal Style 1 landed on MusicRadar‘s recent list for the top guitars in the world under $1,500, coming in at No. 11.

When MusicRadar originally reviewed the So-Cal Style 1 in 2009, they gave it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

“The hotrod vibe, thanks to the stripped-down look and candy finishes, is front and centre and, as we’ve said, the necks are truly things of wonder, the feel of which belies what is certainly a modest price tag,” wrote MusicRadar.

“This ticks all the boxes for rock and pop styles, especially all-out wang-bar madness. Go wail!”

Check out the entire list here.

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