Only 27 Units Built Worldwide!
As a preeminent modern virtuoso, U.K. guitar master Guthrie Govan dazzles all who hear him. After two years in meticulous development working closely with the man himself, Charvel is profoundly pleased to introduce the ultimate ultra-pro guitar—the Guthrie Govan Signature model. With so many special features and high-performance appointments, it's truly the ideal expression of Govan's artistry rendered in distinctive Charvel form.
For 2016, Charvel is offering a limited run of the Guthrie Govan Signature model that shares many of the unique features of his original model, but in a handsome Britannica Red finish trimmed with a black burst.
The San Dimas body has a beautiful bird's-eye maple or flame maple top, with a thin clear matte finish and a specially contoured heel (sans neck plate) for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The bolt-on neck is quartersawn flame maple with a "caramelized" heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, with graphite reinforcement and a convenient truss rod adjustment wheel at the body end. Most unusually for a San Dimas model, the compound-radius (12"-16") flame-maple fingerboard spans two octaves, with the same caramelized treatment as the neck, 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets and special maple dot inlays with ebony borders.
Other premium features include three specially wound Charvel custom MFB pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan demands, two notched control knobs (master volume, master tone) with brass position markers set into the body, U.S.-made recessed Charvel locking tremolo bridge with Tremol-No™ unit and oversized brass block, bone nut, chrome hardware and 25.5" scale length
Other specifications included:
Model Number: 2869302001 Series: Artist Signature Models Color: Britannica Red Body Shape: San Dimas® Body Material: Basswood with Bird's Eye Maple Top Body Finish: Satin Lacquer Neck Material: 2-Piece Flame Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm) Fingerboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Number of Frets: 24 Fret Size: Jumbo Stainless Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm) Neck Plate: None Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Urethane Gel Fingerboard: Caramelized 2-Piece Flame Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Position Inlays: Ebony Ring with Maple Dot Center Bridge Pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking Middle Pickup: Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil Neck Pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration: HSH Bridge: U.S.-Made Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge Tuning Machines: Sperzel® Locking Orientation: Right-Hand Pickguard: None Control Knobs: Dome Style Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges Includes Hardshell Case 7 lbs 5 oz #1600993
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