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Charvel Releases the Angel Vivaldi Signature Pro-Mod DK 24-6 Nova



Charvel released the highly-anticipated ANGEL VIVALDI SIGNATURE PRO-MOD DK24-6 NOVA.

Vivaldi’s otherworldly talent and flamboyant style have earned him a reputation as one of the most celebrated and prolific instrumentalist guitarists in modern times. Known for his love of 7-string guitars, the New Jersey native initially collaborated with Charvel on his DK24-7 Nova models. Now arrives a 6-string variant that possesses all the unique appointments and exquisite style fans have come to expect from Vivaldi.

“Like most guitarists I started out on a 6-string and wound up moving to 7-strings, almost exclusively in 2003, for the main purpose of eliminating the need to tune down or reset up my guitars”, explains Vivaldi. “However, as you grow and evolve and change as a musician, it’s also really important to maybe change and re-examine the gear you use in order to do so. Enter this devastatingly gorgeous instrument.”

Dressed to impress, the ANGEL VIVALDI SIGNATURE PRO-MOD DK24-6 NOVA comes in a divine Lucerne Aqua Firemist finish with color matched reverse licensed Fender Stratocaster headstock, unique cascading black dot inlays, gold pickup bobbins and gold hardware.

Its modified Dinky basswood body with scalloped lower back bout and sculpted shredder’s cut heal is paired with a bolt-on caramelized maple neck and fingerboard.

“I decided to roast the neck on this model for a number of reasons,” says Vivaldi. “First, to minimize the contraction and expansion of the wood so that it is a lot more stable, which is very helpful when you have a non-locking system. Secondly, to achieve this smoothness that you really only get after breaking the guitar in after many, many years of playing and lastly, because it’s just aesthetically beautiful against this finish.”

Similar to his previous models, the graphite-reinforced neck with scarf-joint has been custom-shaped to Vivaldi’s preference; a journey that was not a simple rinse and repeat from his 7-string Novas.

“When it came to the neck profile, I really had to reimagine it from scratch because one thing I learned is that doing a 6-string version of a 7-string profile, it just doesn’t translate like you think it would, mostly because the width to the thickness ratio has to be just right,” Vivaldi says. “I tried a bunch of different profiles and we created this incredible neck shape, which to me is the apex of what a 6-string really should feel like. It’s full, robust and fits seamlessly in the grasp of my hand, making it very comfortable to play and very ideal for alternative tunings.”

Vivaldi’s DK-24-6 Nova also has Luminlay side dots for fretboard guidance while on dark stages, and a heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel for quick neck relief tweaks. The caramelized maple fingerboard has a 12”-16” compound radius, comfortable rolled edges, 24 jumbo frets and Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut.

The DiMarzio The Tone Zone bridge and DiMarzio Air Norton neck humbucking pickups combine for a perfect blend of power and tone, delivering unbelievably deep, full tones and rich harmonics come. Other premium modern features include a five-way blade pickup switch, dome-style knobs for the volume and tone controls, Gotoh Custom 510 tremolo bridge, locking tuners, and more.


Charvel Announced the Pro-Mod San Dimas Guitar



Charvel announced an all-new hot Neon Pink Ash finish for the Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E ASH. An ideal instrument for dazzling high-speed playing, the Pro-Mod San Dimas boasts scorching sound, stunning style, and grin-inducing playing feel and performance.

The sandblasted ash body is coupled with a bolt-on maple neck featuring a pair of graphite reinforcement rods to resist bending and warping under environmental stresses. The speed neck profile is designed for lightning fast playing and completely unhindered position shifts, while the comfortably rolled fingerboard edges provide the broken-in feel of an instrument with plenty of playing miles on it, and plenty more to go. Perfect for faster tempos, the 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard hosts 22 jumbo frets, white dot inlays and a heel-mount truss rod adjust thumbwheel.

This axe features an HH pickup configuration and comes loaded with DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 bridge and DiMarzio PAF Pro DP151 neck pickups. The bridge is an ideal blend of full lows, defined mids and soaring highs that can handle lead or rhythm playing, while the neck pickup rips with intense mid and high frequencies that pairs well with a high-gain amp.

Other features include a three-way pickup blade switch, tone control, volume control with push/pull coil split, Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremelo bridge system, pink pickup bobbins, black hardware and a licensed Fender Strat headstock.

For more information or to find an authorized Charvel dealer, go to www.charvel.com


Charvel Announced Two New Guitars



Charvel Guitars announced the USA SELECT DK24 HSS 2PT CM and the USA SELECT DK24 2PT CM QM.

Harkening back to Charvel’s roots and born on west coast soil, the USA DK24 HSS 2PT CM models are meticulously built by the Charvel team at the Custom Shop in Corona, California, so nothing about these high-performance axes is overlooked.

Designed for modern players with discerning tastes, these all-new instruments feature an alder Dinky body with a scalloped lower back bout that works in tandem with a sculpted “shredder’s cut” heel to allow for easy upper fretboard access. The bolt-on caramelized maple “speed” neck has graphite reinforcement and a silky-smooth hand-rubbed urethane back finish for comfortable playability.

Built for highly technical playing, a 12”-16” compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard features comfortable rolled edges, 24 stainless steel jumbo frets, pearl dot inlays, Luminlay side dots, Graph Tech TUSA XL nut and heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel.

The HHS pickup configuration consists of a custom Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B bridge pickup, custom Seymour Duncan Flat Strat SSL 6-single-coil middle pickup and custom Seymour Duncan Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP single-coil neck pickup.

Other premium modern features include a five-way blade switch, Stratocaster-style skirt knobs for the volume (with 500K EVH Bourns low friction potentiometer) and no-load tone controls, Gotch Custom 510 recessed tremolo bridge with titanium saddles and thick brass block, USA made Sperzel locking tuners, and more.

The USA Select DK24 HSS 2PT CM is available in Quicksilver with chrome hardware or Satin Black with gold hardware, while the USA SELECT DK24 HSS CM QM features a distinctive quilt maple top wrapped in Autumn Glow or Blue Burst with masked-off natural binding and chrome hardware.