Charvel reveals new Marco Sfogli signature guitar

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Charvel has announced a signature guitar for Italian progressive rock player Marco Sfogli of PFM, Icefish and Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie's solo work. The Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HSS FR CM QM features a quilt maple top on an alder body, scalloped lower back bout and 'sculpted shredder’s cut heel' for enhanced upper-fret access. 

The graphite-reinforce bolt-on maple neck and fingerboard have are caramelised through a roasting treatment heat and drying treatment.


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The pickups are an active EMG ’89 in the bridge and a pair of active EMG  SA single-coil pickups in the middle and neck positions that will easily cover metal and more traditional Strat-style tones. Especially with a five-way blade pickup switch, tone control and volume control with push/pull coil splitting for the humbucker.

"I personally chose this configuration because I've been using it the past four or five years and I find it to be the most versatile config ever for me,"explains Marco. "Especially with the EMG pickups because I do love the single-coil ones in the neck and middle, because they have all the punch and clarity of a single coil without any noise." 

Other features for the new mode include rolled fingerboard edges, 22 jumbo frets, skirted Strat-style control knobs, Luminlay side dots, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel and Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system. 

The Marco Sfogli Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HSS FR CM QM Available in Transparent Purple Burst with black pickguard and is priced at $1,599.99 USD, £1,629 GBP, €1,899 EUR, $3,499 AUD, ¥225,500 JPY)

More info at Charvel

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.