Charvel unveils limited-edition Guthrie Govan signature guitar in Britannica Red

Speed-worthy sig packs aged flame maple fretboard

Charvel unveils limited edition Guthrie Govan signature guitar in Britannica Red

Guthrie Govan is the torchbearer of modern guitar virtuosity, and Charvel has paid homage to his brilliance with a new version of his shred-ready signature model.

Finished in a new Britannica Red finish with black 'burst, this limited-run guitar otherwise continues the theme of the Aristocrats guitarist's 2014 model, with a San Dimas body, bird's eye maple top and specially contoured heel.

Elsewhere, the bolt-on flame maple neck is heated and dried to sound and feel older, and comes with a compound 12-16" radius fretboard and 24 frets.

Finally, a trio of Charvel custom MF pickups are complemented by a Charvel locking vibrato with Tremol-No unit.

To land yourself one of these beauties, you may well have to be an aristocrat of sorts yourself, as the MSRP is a mighty $5,714.30. We'd love to see a more affordable version one day, Charvel…