The Pro-Mod So-Cal is a stunning high-octane axe, fueled by four decades of requests for a hot-rodded high-performance guitar with the latest and greatest features. Paying homage to its 1980s Southern California roots, the So-Cal blends vintage-style appointments with the classic playability and innovative design elements that have made Charvel a legendary name.
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 ebony 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 warm, fat Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6N humbucking neck pickup. The volume control hides a push/pull coil split for even more highly useful tonal variations, ideal for everything from a biting lead sound to thick, chunky rhythm work. 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.
Born from a love of high-speed playing and designed to inspire, the So-Cal Style 1 HH FR E is available in several stylish finishes.
Alder BodyBolt-on Maple Neck with Graphite Reinforcement12"-16" Compound Radius Ebony FingerboardUnique Charvel Back NeckshapeSeymour Duncan® Distortion™ TB-6 & SH-6N Pickups3-Way Blade, Push/Pull Volume & No-Load Tone ControlsHeel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment WheelFloyd Rose®1000 Series Double-Locking Tremolo Bridge System
Model Number 2966801570 Series Pro-Mod Color Satin Primer Gray Number of Strings 6 Orientation Right-Hand
Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan® Distortion™ TB-6 Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan® Distortion™ SH-6N Pickup Color Black Controls Volume (Push/Pull Coil Split), No-Load Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Both Inner Coils, Position 3. Neck Pickup - (Split Engaged) - Position 1. Bridge Outer Coil, Position 2. Both Outer Coils, Position 3. Neck Outer Coil 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