Charvel San Dimas

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About Charvel San Dimas

The Charvel San Dimas is a particular spec of Charvel guitar. A San Dimas can be either an S type (known as 'style 1') or a T type (known as a 'style 2') in shape and can be either hard tailed or, far more likely, sport a Floyd Rose tremolo.

The distinguishing factor that separates a San Dimas from, say, a So Cal guitar is the lack of a pickguard. The San Dimas is also often seen with a double humbucker H-H configuration but H-S-S specs are available too. The San Dimas is one of the most widely used Charvel designs and remians relatively unchanged form its early 80s inception.

Charvel San Dimas guitars are available in the high end USA Select series and also the super-popular Pro Mod range. At guitarguitar, we love Charvel guitars and keep stock of some of the coolest and most popular models throughout our UK based stores. Visit us to try out the San Dimas of your choice or simply click through right here on the site to buy directly.

Frequently Asked Questions about Charvel San Dimas

Question: What pickups are on the Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1?
Charvel use Seymour Duncan pickups in the Pro-Mod San Dimas. The bridge unit is a JB and the neck is a '59. These are an excellent choice for high octane riffing and soloing.
Question: Do the USA Select San Dimas guitars have a different body shape to the Pro-Mod guitars?
Yes, they are ever so slightly smaller and slimmer than the Pro-Mod guitars. This is a throwback to the guitars of the mid 80s which were in fact a little smaller than the usual S and T-type guitars.
Question: How did the San Dimas stlye get its name?
San Dimas is an area in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles. This is where Charvel started out in the late 70s (well, to be honest it was Glendora which is directly nect to San Dimas!) and so Charvel named the style in honour of the company's origins.
Question: What wood are the Pro-Mod San Dimas bodies made of?
The Pro-Mod San Dimas bodies are made from Alder, a strong and stable wood that is very often used in guitar building. Models with 'QM' in the title code use a real slice of Quilted Maple for the top. The only exception is the Natural finish guitars which are made with Ash.
Question: Which Charvel San Dimas guitar is the most popular?
The most popular Charvel San Dimas guitar is the Pro-Mod Style 1 with the Floyd Rose tremolo.