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Charvel Showcase Gets Rolling at NAMM 2014

Posted on January 24th, 2014 by MDuffy

When walking by the Charvel Showcase at the 2014 NAMM Show, it’s almost impossible to not stop and look at the eye-popping guitars that are on display from the Custom Shop.

Or the electric new Transparent Purple Burst and Transparent Marigold guitars in Charvel’s Desolation series.  Or the artist signature models for Guthrie Govan, Jake E Lee and Gojira’s Joe Duplantier.

Lee, in fact, made an appearance to check out his axes and talk about his new band Red Dragon Cartel, while Warren DeMartini and Dave Nassie were also spotted.

Go inside the Charvel Showcase in the video after the jump and click here to see more photos from NAMM. (more…)

Red Dragon Cartel and the Aristocrats to Play NAMM Jam 2014

Posted on January 7th, 2014 by MDuffy


This year’s NAMM Jam at the annual NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., is set to be yet another blockbuster event, as the legendary Jake E Lee will headline the concert with his new project Red Dragon Cartel.

In addition, international guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan and his band the Aristocrats are set to perform, as will progressive metallers Periphery.

Now in its fifth year, NAMM Jam 2014  is an invitation-only event that will be held at the Grove of Anaheim on Friday, Jan. 24.  Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.  NAMM Show attendees who would like an opportunity to attend should visit the Charvel Showcase in Ballroom E on the third floor of the Anaheim Convention Center or Rock-N-Roll Gang Star in booth No. 4196.

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…)

Red Dave Reviews Amazing Old Wood Charvels

Posted on January 25th, 2012 by MDuffy

The Music Zoo’s Tim Reynolds caught up with Charvel master builder Red Dave at the 2012 Charvel Showcase at NAMM over the weekend, where the two discussed a few amazing one-off guitars.

The axes feature vintage maple that came from some old logs that sat in a lake for years and was harvested by someone at a company called Yankee Veneer.

“He salvaged all this stuff, and now we’re making guitars out of it.  It’s just incredible stuff,” remarked Red Dave.

Check out the video below:

2012 Charvel Showcase At NAMM: Recap

Posted on January 24th, 2012 by MDuffy

The 2012 Charvel Showcase at NAMM brought out the best of shredders.

Not only did the booth at the Anaheim Convention Center feature the Desolation series – including the new Soloist and Star models – several heavy-hitters of the guitar world stopped by.

RATT’s Warren DeMartini was one of the first.  DeMartini participated in an autograph signing on Friday, and then stuck around for the weekend to mingle with fans.

In addition, the Charvel Showcase hosted a five-man autograph session on Saturday, with Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Orlando, Bleeding Through’s Dave Nassie, Brian Nutter of Keith Urban’s band, and Winds of Plague’s Nick Piunno and Nick Eash all inking pictures.

When the guys weren’t signing, they messed around on Charvel axes, passing around the guitar in a round-robin of audio acrobatics.

Below is video of Orlando, Nassie and Nutter each taking their turn:

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