Designed to inspire and with four decades of experience, the Charvel® Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HSS FR is a slick performer with modern features and versatile sound every guitarist will appreciate. Born from a love of high-speed playing and So-Cal style, this high-octane axe is packed with the classic playability and innovative design elements that have made Charvel a legendary name in high performance.
More comfortable than an overstuffed armchair, the So-Cal body is sleekly sculpted out of alder and paired with a rock-solid bolt-on maple neck with a pair of graphite-reinforcement rods to handle the ravages of the road and climate. A conveniently located heel-mount spoke wheel allows for rapid truss rod tweaks, even in between songs. Engineered for effortlessly nimble playing, the speed neck profile and 12"-16" compound radius fingerboard with 22 frets is perfect for all styles of play — from low end riffing to soaring leads with worry-free upper-register bends.
Hot-rodded for unparalleled performance and versatile sound, this instrument hosts a high-output Seymour Duncan® Distortion™ TB-6 humbucking bridge pickup and a pair of Seymour Duncan SSL Custom Flat Strat single coil pickups in the middle and neck positions. The no-load tone control operates like a standard tone control from positions one through nine, removing itself from the circuit at position ten for transparent sound, letting the full natural voice of the guitar shine through. Scream or rumble with the Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo system without sacrificing tuning stability or the pinpoint intonation.
ALDER SO-CAL BODYFLOYD ROSE®1000 SERIES DOUBLE-LOCKING TREMOLO BRIDGE SYSTEMSEYMOUR DUNCAN® DISTORTION BRIDGE HUMBUCKING PICKUP AND FLAT STRAT® SINGLE COIL PICKUPSBOLT-ON MAPLE NECK WITH GRAPHITE REINFORCEMENT12"-16" COMPOUND RADIUS EBONY FINGERBOARDHEEL-MOUNT TRUSSROD ADJUSTMENT WHEEL3-WAY BLADE, PUSH/PULL VOLUME CONTROL & NO-LOAD TONE CONTROLUNIQUE CHARVEL BACK NECKSHAPEPICKGUARD
Model Number 2966803500 Series Pro-Mod Color Pharaohs Gold Number of Strings 6 Orientation Right-Hand
Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan® Distortion™ TB-6 Middle Pickup Seymour Duncan® Flat Strat® SSL-6 Single-Coil Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan® Custom Flat Strat® SSL-6 RWRP Single-Coil Pickup Color Black Controls Volume, No-Load Tone Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Full Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge Inner Coil and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Bridge Outer Coil and Neck Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Full Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration HH
Body Finish Satin Body Shape So-Cal Style 1 Body Material Alder
Bridge Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed) Hardware Finish Black Tremolo Arm Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking Tuning Machines Charvel®-Branded Die-Cast Pickguard 1-Ply Black Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top Switch Tip Black Saddle Height Wrench N/A
Neck Material Maple Neck Construction Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane Neck Binding None - Rolled Fingerboard Edges Scale Length 25.5" (64.77 cm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Ebony Number of Frets 22 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Material Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays White Dot Side Dots White Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel String Trees Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar Headstock Licensed Fender® Stratocaster® Neck Plate 4-Bolt Serialized
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges) Strap Buttons Standard