Sean Long

Inspiration Unleashed

Sean Long Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 1 HH HT M

Sheffield metalcore act While She Sleeps has been tearing it up for over 15 years now on the metal scene with a DIY approach, amassing a hardcore audience across the UK with an intense and highly-acclaimed energetic live show.

Founding member, guitarist and primary songwriter Sean Long is a perfectionist with an artistic spirit, and his intense riffs, searing tone, and no-holds-barred approach to the instrument is highly admired within the guitar community.

The all-new Sean Long Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 1 HH HT M is a formidable model designed to keep up with his high-speed playing, scorching sound and sinister, yet eccentric style.

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The Sean Long Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 1 HH HT M

His Journey

Sean Long started playing guitar as a teenager in 2003. After skateboarding with friends, he noticed they kept disappearing for band practice. Long wanted in on the action.

“I felt super left out, and I thought, ‘Whatever you guys are doing in there, I need to be a part of it,” he said.

Eventually, his parents bought him a Squier Stratocaster, the neck of which he still owns and helped inform his namesake model.

Long has come a long way since in his musical journey, and he hopes his success with While She Sleeps as well as the prestigious honor of having a signature model will serve as an inspiration to others.

“The fact that I failed school and college, and that I haven't had a single guitar lesson in my life along with knowing zero music theory — this signature guitar is a reflection of what's possible regardless of your ‘professional credentials’ and I want people to see that if I can do something like this, then they can too.”

When it came to developing his signature instrument, it was vital to build a tool that allows maximum creative expression.

“It’s not about being tidy, or precise,” said Long. “It’s about exhibiting your ideas and emotions in any way that works for you.”

The Sean Long Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 1 HH HT M comes in a classic Gloss Black finish, with a few key original accents. A neon yellow Charvel logo appears on the headstock, along with a fluorescent yellow pickup cover on the bridge position, which features a fiery EMG 57 humbucker that evokes an unmistakably PAF quality with plenty of headroom and punch for unparalleled definition and presence.

“Most of my music and most of my playing is predominantly bridge pickup, so I really wanted it to feel like the magic and the energy, just the whole vibe of whatever you are playing is kind of glowing,” he said.

He also chose an EMG 81 neck pickup, as well as a hardtail string-through-body bridge and locking tuners for rock-solid stability that’s officially been road-tested.

“I’m throwing this around on stage,” he admitted. “I’m jumping around and playing and digging into it, and it just stays in tune, razor-sharp.

“With Charvel, you know every feature and spec is the best possible quality, and I hope players around the world love this guitar as much as I do.”


Key Features

  • Alder Body
  • Bolt-On Maple Neck
  • 12”-16” Compound Radius Maple Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets
  • Luminlay Side Dots
  • Graph Tech TUSQ XL Nut
  • Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
  • EMG 57 Bridge Pickup with Yellow Neon Cover
  • EMG 61 neck Pickup with Black Cover
  • Three-Way Pickup Blade Switch
  • Single Volume Control
  • Charvel HT6 String-Through-Body Bridge
  • Headstock Featuring Yellow Charvel Logo
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Sean Long
Sean Long
“If you could transfer me into a guitar, this is it. This is the complete embodiment of me and my vibe. It is exactly what I wanted, and it feels the way I imagined it in my head. The first time I played it, I instantly wrote a solo, which is now on our latest While She Sleeps record. To me, the guitar is a vessel to express myself and I've never written music so easily as on this model. I created this in the hopes that others would play it and be inspired to write the best music they have ever written.”

 Sean Long