The Charvel So-Cal Style 1 model earned a spot on Music Radar’s “20 Best Electric Guitars Under $1500 in the World Today” list.
The website conducted an online survey, and ranked the “original hotrod” at number 11. In 2009, Music Radar reviewed the axe and said it has a “great neck and cool vibe.”
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The Charvel Desolation DS-1 FR received praise and a four-out-of-five star rating from MusicRadar.
The review offers readers a a great look at the axe with a stunning photo gallery, and dives straight into the DS-1′s specs.
“Through-neck designs are celebrated for their long sustain, and that’s the case here,” said the review.
According to MusicRadar, the DS-1 is also suitable for players longing for clean tone.
“Played clean, there’s some lovely woody body to strummed chords and, as the amp gain is raised, so is the trebly edge,” said Music Radar. “The DS-1 stays perfectly in tune, plays wonderfully and is well balanced when strapped on.”
Read the full review here.
MusicRadar recently tested out a brand new Charvel Desolation DC-1 ST, giving it a hefty four-out-of five star rating.
With its fat tones and no-nonsense specs, MusicRadar said, ”The DC-1 performs very well indeed, offering flawless playing comfort that’s designed with hard rock and modern metal techniques in mind.”
It also explains the guitar’s specs to a tee, describing why its features make the Charvel Desolation DC-1 ST the ultimate choice for player lusting for heavy tone.
“The DC-1 ST’s Floyd-loaded compadres are meaty specimens, but this model possesses the fattest tone of all,” said MusicRadar. “No doubt due to the fact that the stoptail is screwed straight into the through-neck.”
Read the full review at www.musicradar.com
Music Radar reviewed a Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR and is encouraging metal players to check one out.
According to the review, the SK-1′s mahogany body mates well with its pickups, resulting in an excellent tone.
“The Skatecaster’s sheer mass of mahogany helps round off any inherent abrasion from its EMG humbuckers,” said Music Radar. “And we’d suggest it gives a great Kirk Hammett-style scorching lead tone.”
The review ends by giving a little background on the model and inviting metal-heads to sample the model.
“The Desolation series is far removed from the hot-rodded custom S-types for which Charvel is loved historically,” concludes Music Radar. “But we concede that most metal teenagers won’t care too much about that. Try one.”
Read the review here.