Charvel launches signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 for As I Lay Dying’s Phil Sgrosso
A minimalist silverburst shredder.
The Phil Sgrosso Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 H FR E is a hot-rodded, single-pickup S-type. It has a mahogany body with a scalloped lower back bout and a smooth heel carve for easy upper-fret access. The bolt-on maple neck is graphite-reinforced, and features a 12-16-inch compound radius ebony fingerboard, with rolled edges, Luminlay side dots and 22 jumbo frets.
The single bridge pickup is a Fishman Fluence Modern PRF-MHB-AB humbucker, which can switch voices between modern active humbucker tones to clean single-coil tones. The guitar’s controls are very minimalist, being only a single push-pull volume knob. The push-pull function selects the pickup’s voicing.
The guitar comes in silverburst, with a black anodized aluminium pickguard, and lists for $1,549.99 / £1,589 / €1,849.
The launch follows a range of new models from Fender, Jackson and Charvel. These include a new Tone Master version of Fender’s Princeton Reverb amp, and a whole new lineup of made-in-Japan electrics and basses, the Aerodyne Special range. The new guitars are refreshed takes on Strat, Telecaster, P-bass and J-bass designs.