NAMM 2019 Video: Charvel releases new custom shop models, signature guitars, and fresh finish options

The brand is suiting up for Anaheim’s main event.

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Charvel has set its NAMM plans in motion with a huge line-up. Headlining the brand’s offering is the 40th Anniversary Custom collection, which features 11 Custom Shop models recreated from Charvel’s original 1979 catalogue. Other notable releases include a brand-new USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM model and a signature model for Angel Vivaldi.

Watch the clip above for a tour of the Charvel booth at NAMM for more, and check out the other new guitars below:

40th Anniversary Custom collection

The Charvel Star models in Gold with Shazam Lightning Bolt (left) and Rocket Red (right)

11 new guitars feature in this collection, but the standouts are a trio of Charvel Star models in Rocket Red, Pink with Black Spider Web, and Gold with Shazam Lightning Bolt. Also notable is a pair of Charvel San Dimas Style 1 models in their original Candy Apple Red and Cherry Burst coats.

The guitars also feature era-specific appointments, such as an 11-inch radius straight fingerboard for speedy solos and an original Charvel brass Nos bridge and tremolo system.

Signature models

The Angel Vivald Signature DK24-7 NOVA
The Angel Vivaldi Signature DK24-7 NOVA

Angel Vivaldi is widely regarded as one of the finest modern instrumental guitarists, and it’s only fitting that his new DK24-7 NOVA signature model is spec’ed for fast, ferocious playing. The axe comes with a three-piece, bolt-on maple neck – customised to Vivaldi’s preferences – that has a smooth, hand-rubbed oil back finish.

The guitar also features a HH pickup configuration, which consists of a DiMarzio The Tone Zone at the bridge and a DiMarzio Air Norton at the neck. Wrapping up its look is a Gotoh Custom 7-string 510 tremolo bridge and a sleek Satin Sage Green finish.

Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK in Slime Green Bengal
The Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK in Slime Green Bengal

Elsewhere, Russ Parrish’s signature Pro-Mod DK model will now be offered in a flamboyant Slime Green Bengal finish – the perfect match for his off-kilter style.

The DK24-7 NOVA and Pro-Mod DK retail at £1,139 and £1,249, respectively.

New USA Select model

The USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM
The USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM in Oxblood

New to Charvel’s USA-made line is the USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM. Designed for the modern player, this guitar comes with a two-piece, bolt-on quartersawn “speed” neck made from caramelised maple. On the guitar’s back, you’ll find features that encourage easier upper fret access, including a scalloped lower back bout and a shredder cut heel.

Tone comes by way of a Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B humbucker at the bridge, and a Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APH-1N humbucker at the neck. The former is voiced for commanding, articulate tones, while the latter produces the buttery warmth of a vintage tone.

Available in Oxblood or Satin White finishes. Retails at £2,639.

Updates to Pro-Mod series

The Pro-Mod So-Cal and San Dimas lines now come with new wood and finish options. Here are the details:

  • So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M: Maple fingerboard, new Snow White finish,
  • So-Cal Style 1 HH FR E: Ebony fingerboard, new Gloss Black and Deep Purple Metallic finishes
  • San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E: Ebony fingerboard, new Deep Purple Metallic and Satin Burgundy Mist finishes
  • San Dimas Style 1 HH FR M QM: Maple fingerboard and quilt maple top, new Transparent Green Burst finish

Retails at £849 each.

More information at charvel.com.


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