Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Flame Maple
Includes Hard Case
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Manufacturer's ID: 2865434701
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 Basswood 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 given a stunning Flamed Maple top and the then the whole is 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.
This 25.5” scale guitar offers a caramelized basswood San Dimas® body with a gorgeous flame maple top with a thin satin urethane finish and a specially contoured heel (sans neck plate) for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The bolt-on neck is two-piece flame maple with a "caramelized" heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, with graphite reinforcement, hand-rubbed urethane gel on the back of the neck and a convenient truss rod adjustment wheel at the body end. Most unusually for a San Dimas model, the compound-radius (12"-16") flame-maple fingerboard spans two octaves, with the same caramelized treatment as the neck, 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets and special maple dot inlays with ebony borders, as well as Luminlay side-dots that emit light for the darkest of stages.
Other premium features include three specially wound Charvel custom MF pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan demands, a 2-way mini toggle switch to engage single coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker position, two Luminlay numbered dome control knobs (master volume, master tone), U.S.-made recessed Charvel locking tremolo bridge with Tremol-No™ unit and oversized brass block, bone nut and chrome hardware.
|Body Shape:||San Dimas®|
|Body Material:||Caramelized Basswood Body with Flame Maple Top|
|Body Finish:||Satin Lacquer|
|Neck Material:||Caramelized 2-Piece Flame Maple with Graphite Reinforcement|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||24|
|Fret Size:||Jumbo Stainless|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt (recessed)|
|Neck Finish:||Hand-Rubbed Urethane Gel|
|Fingerboard:||Caramelized 2-Piece Flame Maple with Graphite Reinforcement|
|Position Inlays:||Ebony Ring with Maple Dot Center|
|Bridge Pickup:||Charvel Custom MF Humbucking|
|Middle Pickup:||Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil|
|Neck Pickup:||Charvel Custom MF Humbucking|
|Pickup Switching:||5-Position Blade and 2-Position Toggle with multiple switching options|
|Special Electronics:||2 Mini-Toggle to engage Single Coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker position|
|Bridge:||Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge|
|Tuning Machines:||Sperzel® Locking|
|Control Knobs:||Dome Style Luminlay Numbered Knobs|
|Strings:||NPS, .010-.046 Gauges|
|Unique Features:||Heel-Mounted Spoke-Wheel Truss Rod Adjustment, Contoured Body Heel with Recessed Neck Attachment Ferrules (No Neck Plate), Maple (with Ebony Border), Face Dot Position Inlays and Black Side Dots, Gotoh® Strap Buttons, Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs, Brass Control Position Marker Inlays in the Body, Side-Mounted Oval Output Jack, Low-Friction Potentiometers|
|Included Accessories:||Includes Hardshell Case|