Tone, Feel, and Performance. What else do you need from your axe? The CharvelÂ® Natural Series San Dimas guitars created by The Music Zoo deliver all three in spades. This exclusive line of USA-Made Custom Shop CharvelÂ® San Dimas guitars is designed to deliver huge bang for the buck, starting at just $1,695.00. Read on for the whole story behind the Music Zoo Naturals: In 2006 The Music Zoo's owner and vintage Charvel aficianado Tommy Colletti got on a plane to California and sat down with The Charvel Custom Shop to talk about a guitar he wanted to build. The idea was simple. No paint but instead a hand-rubbed, oil-finished body. One pickup, one knob. No frills, all business, and a world-class level of quality that The Music Zoo's customers would demand. Charvel had recently joined forces with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, and the build quality of the new Charvel product was stellar. Plus, we were all excited that Charvel guitars were once again being produced with the famous Stratocaster headstock, just like the Charvels from the late '70s/early 80s. The new Charvel necks, with an 1 11/16" nut width, and the skunk stripe on the back look and feel the part of their vintage predecessors. The time was right, and the San Dimas Natural Series from Charvel and The Music Zoo was born. The bodies of the Natural Series guitars are what gives them monster tone. We spec'd high-quality Mahogany, Swamp Ash, or Koa; all three are fantastic tonewoods. Without thick layers of paint, the wood can breathe and resonate, resulting in a louder guitar acoustically, and a more responsive guitar plugged into your amp. The hand-rubbed oil finish is durable and brings out the beauty of the wood, and brings down the cost of the guitar to boot. The solid brass volume knob is another throwback to the original San Dimas. The performance: Depending on your needs, the Charvel Natural Series San Dimas comes with either a vintage-style NOS brass tremolo or a rock-solid Floyd Rose with locking nut. The single pickup is a Seymour Duncan Custom 5, a versatile pickup that shows off the expanded frequencies of the oiled bodies while still providing enough gain to melt faces. After the initial run of Naturals was such a success, we expanded the original "one pickup/one knob" concept to dual humbucker configurations, often a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 at the bridge and a Jazz at the neck, and Hum/Single, often using a Quarter Pounder single coil at the neck. These configurations still keep it simple with a just single volume knob and a 3-way toggle switch.
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The Music Zoo will ship your guitar, amplifier, pedal, or accessories right to your door. All orders over $100 placed through the website qualify for free shipping*! We ship worldwide using FedEx and United States Parcel Service (USPS). Some manufacturers do not allow us to sell outside of the United States. Please contact us for more information on restricted brands if you live outside the U.S. All shipments within New York State are subject to sales tax. Ships Within 24 Hours When you see this on our website, the product you're looking at is in stock and ready to ship immediately. As long as we receive your order before 3pm, we usually have no trouble getting it out the door the same day. If for some reason there is a delay processing your order, we will contact you right away.
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase from The Music Zoo! We pride ourselves on providing customer service that is among the best in the industry and we will work hard to make sure you are happy. If you need to return your purchase for any reason, please contact one of our sales associates to let us know before shipping your order back. Make sure you include all the contents of your original order including things like warranty cards, hang tags, tremolo arms, and power adaptors. Be sure to carefully re-pack your item for return using the original packing materials. New Items: Get 14 Day Approval on all new items! No reason needed to make a return, just let us know within two weeks that you'd like to send your item(s) back. Items such as earbuds, mouthpieces, harmonicas, software, CDs and DVDs, drumsticks, drumheads, clothing/footwear, polish/cleaners, polishing cloths, and books must be un-opened and un-used to be eligible for return. All items must arrive back to The Music Zoo in like new condition. Used Items: We maintain a great selection of used and vintage guitars. We do our best to describe each instrument in full and provide high resolution images of all items to help in the buying process. To that end, used items carry a 72 Hour Approval period only. You'll have a few days with your recently purchased used instrument to ensure it's the one for you. No reason needed to make a return if you choose to do so, just let us know within the approval window.