Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature MJ San Dimas SD24 CM Three-Tone Sunburst

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard, Includes Gig Bag. Made in Japan.
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  • $2,599.99

Description & Specs

As a preeminent modern virtuoso, U.K. guitar master Guthrie Govan dazzles all who hear his playing and experience his artistry. Charvel worked meticulously with Govan on the development of his signature lineup to create superior guitars in distinctive Charvel form.

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 creme 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.

  • 25.5" scale length
  • Basswood San Dimas body with ash top and sculpted shredder's cut heel
  • Bolt-on caramelized maple neck with graphite reinforcement and satin back finish
  • 12"-16" compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard with 24 jumbo stainless-steel frets, creme dot inlays and Luminlay side dots
  • Heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel
  • Custom Charvel humbucking bridge, Custom Charvel single-coil middle and Custom Charvel humbucking neck pickups with brown pickup bobbins
  • Five-way pickup blade switch, two-way mini toggle switch to engage single-coil simulation and Luminlay numbered dome control knobs for volume and tone
  • Charvel recessed locking tremolo bridge system with pop-in tremolo arm and brass block
  • Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut
  • Gotoh die-cast locking tuners
  • Available in Three-Tone Sunburst with chrome hardware and licensed Fender Stratocaster headstock
  • Charvel Style 1/2 Economy case included
Series: MJ
Color: Three-Tone Sunburst
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Satin
Control Knobs: Dome-Style Luminlay Numbered
Fingerboard Material: Caramelized Maple
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Neck Finish: Satin
Position Inlays: Creme Dots
Side Dots: Luminlay
Body Shape: San Dimas Style 1
Neck Material: Caramelized Maple
Neck Shape: Speed Neck with Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Number of Frets: 24
Fret Size: Jumbo Stainless Steel
Nut Material: Graph Tech TUSQ XL
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Bridge Pickup: Charvel Custom Humbucking
Middle Pickup: Charvel Custom Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: Charvel Custom Humbucking
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Configuration: HSH
Bridge: Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Locking

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