Joss Allen of GAK Music in the U.K. recently got his hands on one of Guthrie Govan’s signature Charvel guitars and ram through all the instrument’s special features in a video demo.
Those include three specially wound Charvel custom MFB pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching and a specially contoured heel without a neck plate for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard.
In addition, Allen spent some time playing the guitar, showing off the tonal capabilities of Govan’s namesake model.
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Guitarist 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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