Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature Caramelized Ash
Available to Order
Manufacturer's ID: 2865434700
What we say:
From playing in arenas with Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer to playing and touring with Neo-Prog legend Steven Wilson and others, Guthrie Govan has long since been one of the most respected and in-demand guitarists of our times. Able to master most any skill or technique on the instrument, he is one of the few players who can accurately be described as a Master guitarist.
He chooses Charvel to provide him with the tool he needs for his boundless expression and his signature model is available now as the Guthrie Govan Signature San Dimas. Let’s have a closer look…
Starting with the body, we come across a nice chunk of Ash which has been Caramelised, a heating and drying process that roasts the wood to make it not only lighter but sound and feel much older. The body is then treated to a very thin satin urethane finish.
The neck is also Caramelised and has a compound radius of 12”-16”. The level of detail speaks volumes: looking at the fret markers, you’ll notice that they are made with small dots of Maple bordered with rings of Ebony. Even the side markers and numbered control knobs have Luminlay markers, highly visible fluorescent pieces for easily finding your playing position on darkened stages.
Hardware includes Custom made Charvel MF pickups in an H-S-H configuration with a mini toggle for coil tapping the humbuckers. The bridge is a US made Charvel locking them and there is also a Tremol-No fitted to the underside to easily convert the tremolo bridge to a hardtail and back.
The features on the outstanding instrument are matched only by the quality of workmanship: this is a professional instrument of the highest quality.
|Body||Caramelized Ash (Satin)|
|Neck||Caramelized 2 Piece Flame Maple w/ Graphite Reinforcement (Satin)|
|Fingerboard||Caramlized Flame Maple|
|Frets||24 Super Jumbo Stainless Steel|
|Pickups||Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Bridge/Neck), Charvel Custom MF Single Coil|
|Controls||Master Volume, Master Tone, 5 Position Blade|
|Bridge||Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge|