Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature in Three-Tone Sunburst
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.
|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|
|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" (64.77 cm)|
|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|