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Watch Kelly Simonz Demo the Pro-Mod Collection at Tokyo Guitar Clinic

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 by Morgan Brunner

Charvel artist Kelly Simonz held a guitar clinic last month at the Gakki Center in Tokyo, where he showed off his impressive skills on the latest Pro-Mod collection.

The guitar virtuoso from Japan demoed a Rocket Red Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR on his song “Future Destination” and a Transparent Black Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 1 HH FR on “Tales Of The Viking.”

View Simonz’s special appearance at the clinic below.

Music Store Live Checks Out the New So-Cal

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by Morgan Brunner


Music Store Live stopped by the Charvel headquarters to talk with Product Manager Matthew Brown about the new 2016 So-Cal models.

In the clip below, Brown runs through the exciting new features that have taken this guitar to another level of tonal versatility, known as the six pack of sound.

The new colors are just as exhilarating as the upgraded features, ranging from Neon Yellow to Neon Pink and Specific Ocean to Slime Green, and more.

Check out the video below featuring guitarist Jordan Ziff (Marty Friedman/Razer).

‘Guitarist’ Demos a Custom Shop RTM San Dimas 1 H

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by MDuffy

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.

Watch the demo after the jump and click here to pick up your copy of Guitarist. (more…)

Guitarguitar Demos the Guthrie Govan Signature Model

Posted on September 30th, 2015 by MDuffy

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.


Charvel Super Stock SD1 Electric Guitar Review by Sweetwater Sound

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 by MDuffy

Sweetwater Sound Charvel
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.

Watch the clip after the jump. (more…)

Frankie Lindia Covers ‘Eruption’ for new Product Demo

Posted on July 14th, 2015 by MDuffy

Frankie Lindia Charvel
Legral Tender guitarist Frankie Lindia recently released a video in which he demos the new Rosen 1984 Custom studio guitar impulse with a shred-tastic performance of “Eruption.”

Wielding a Charvel So-Cal, Lindia’s version of the Van Halen classic was spot-on, and you can watch it after the jump. (more…)

NeoGeofanatic Demos a Pair of Warren DeMartini Pro Mod Guitars

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 by MDuffy

Warren DeMartini Snake

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.

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

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.


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…)

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