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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.

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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.

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Master Builder Chip Ellis Dissects the Custom Shop San Dimas Stompbox

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by MDuffy

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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.

NeoGeoFanatic Pits the Super Stock So-Cal and SD1 FR Against Each Other in a Solo Battle

Posted on December 30th, 2014 by MDuffy

NeoGeoFanatic’s latest demo is certainly a doozy, as the prolific French guitarist pits the Charvel Super Stock So-Cal in Silver Sparkle and the Super Stock SD1 FR in Sunset Orange Flake against one another in a solo battle.

Watch after the jump as he puts each one through the paces, going back and forth with scorching licks.  (more…)

Matt’s Music Center Demos a Custom Shop Red Flame San Dimas

Posted on December 24th, 2014 by MDuffy

Matt’s Music Center in Weymouth, Mass., has been waiting for about two-and-a-half years for their Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas models in a striking Red Flame finish, but they attest that the anticipation was worth it.

With only five models made, the Red Flame San Dimas axes are quite limited. Luckily, Chris Bryant of Matt’s Music recently pulled one of them out for a quick demo.

Check out what these guitars can do after the jump. (more…)

Matt’s Music Demos the Guthrie Govan Model

Posted on December 17th, 2014 by MDuffy

Chris Bryant of Matt’s Music Center in Weymouth, Mass., recently tested out the new Charvel Guthrie Govan model.

For the demo, Bryant used the flame maple version of the guitar, although it is also available in bird’s–eye maple. Check it out after the jump.  (more…)

Guitar World Demos the Jake E Lee Signature Model

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by MDuffy


Paul Riario of Guitar World recently ran through one of the Charvel Jake E Lee signature model guitars and noted that it was one of his favorite new releases of 2014.

The axe is based on the distinctive white “Charvel-ized” instrument the former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist has played ever since he bought it new back in 1975.

“If you’ve been a fan of Jake E Lee, then this part guitar is a no-brainer,” said Riario. “But if you just like a no-nonsense guitar that is performance enhanced, this is the model to check out. It’s certainly one of my faves.”

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

Beau Monde Guitars Demos the Jake E Lee Signature Model

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by MDuffy


The folks at New Jersey’s Beau Monde Guitars recently took a Charvel Jake E Lee Signature Model guitar for a ride in a new video demo.

In it, the reviewer runs through all the specs and gets some monster sounds through both the neck and bridge pickups.

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

Guitar World Taps the Jake E Lee Sig Model for Latest Demo

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by MDuffy

Paul Riario of Guitar World recently issued a demo of the new Ninebuzz Modal Buddy app for the iPhone and iPod touch, and he used a familiar guitar to put it through the paces.

Check out the Jake E Lee signature “White Pearl” in action below.

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