Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature MJ San Dimas® SD24 CM – Three-Tone Sunburst – Pre Order
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ETA = october / november
As a preeminent modern virtuoso, U.K. guitar master Guthrie Govan dazzles all who hear his playing and experience his artistry. Charvel® worked meticulously with Govan on the development of his signature lineup to create superior guitars in distinctive Charvel form.
Harkening back to the late ’80s when Charvel guitars were manufactured exclusively in Japan, we proudly introduce the all-new Guthrie Govan Signature MJ San Dimas® SD24 CM. Exquisite in style, this MJ signature model blends Charvel’s unparalleled legacy of designing high-performance instruments with an assortment of Govan’s preferred top-end features.
This 25.5″ scale guitar features a San Dimas® basswood body with an ash top and specially contoured heel (sans neck plate) for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The bolt-on maple neck has a “caramelized” heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, along with graphite reinforcement, satin finish on the back of the neck and a conveniently located heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel. Most unusually for a San Dimas model, the 12″-16″ compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard features 24 jumbo stainless-steel frets, as well as crème dot inlays and Luminlay® side dots.
Other premium features include three specially wound Charvel custom pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan demands, along with a two-way mini toggle switch to engage single-coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker positions. This instrument also comes loaded with two Luminlay numbered dome control knobs for volume and tone, recessed Charvel locking tremolo bridge with pop-in tremolo arm and brass block, Gotoh® die-cast locking tuners and Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL nut.
The Guthrie Govan Signature MJ San Dimas® SD24 CM is available in a stately Three-Tone Sunburst finish, complete with chrome hardware, brown pickup bobbins and a licensed Fender® Stratocaster® headstock.
*BASSWOOD SAN DIMAS® BODY WITH ASH TOP
*SCULPTED SHREDDER’S CUT HEEL
*BOLT-ON CARAMELIZED MAPLE NECK WITH GRAPHITE REINFORCEMENT
*12″-16″ COMPOUND RADIUS CARAMELIZED MAPLE FINGERBOARD
*UNIQUE CHARVEL BACK NECKSHAPE
*24 JUMBO STAINLESS-STEEL FRETS
*HEEL-MOUNT TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT WHEEL
*CUSTOM CHARVEL® HUMBUCKING BRIDGE, CUSTOM CHARVEL SINGLE-COIL MIDDLE AND CUSTOM CHARVEL HUMBUCKING NECK PICKUPS
*5-WAY BLADE & 2-WAY MINI TOGGLE SWITCH TO ENGAGE SINGLE-COIL SIMULATION
*LUMINLAY® NUMBERED DOME KNOBS FOR VOLUME AND TONE CONTROLS
*RECESSED CHARVEL® LOCKING BRIDGE SYSTEM WITH POP-IN TREM ARM AND BRASS BLOCK
*LUMINLAY® SIDE DOTS
Number of Strings:6
Bridge Pickup:Charvel® Custom Humbucking
Middle Pickup:Charvel® Custom Single-Coil
Neck Pickup:Charvel® Custom Humbucking
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 Outer Coil, Position 4. Middle and Neck Outer Coil, Position 5. Full Neck Pickup
Auxiliary Switching:2-Way Mini-Toggle to Engage Single-Coil Simulation in Bridge (Pos 1) and Neck (Pos 5) Humbucker Positions
Body Shape:San Dimas® Style 1
Bridge:Recessed Charvel® Locking Tremolo Bridge
Tremolo Arm:Pop-In Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines:Gotoh® Locking
Control Knobs:Dome-Style Luminlay® Numbered
Neck Material:Caramelized Maple
Neck Construction:Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Shape:Speed Neck with Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Neck Binding:None – Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Scale Length:25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:12″-16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fingerboard Material:Caramelized Maple
Number of Frets:24
Fret Size:Jumbo Stainless Steel
Nut Material:Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL
Nut Width:1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays:Crème Dots
Truss Rod Nut:Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
Headstock:Licensed Fender® Stratocaster®
Neck Plate:None – 4-Bolt Sculpted Heel
Strings:Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Other Features:Side Mounted Jack, Luminlay® side-dots