Jim Root has been playing a Charvel with Slipknot alongside his Fender signature guitars since 2021 and now a production model has been confirmed. The Jim Root Charvel Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR M is a streamlined weapon of brutality and finesse as you'd expect. But it looks like there's another model on the way at some point too!
The mahogany body features a scalloped lower back bout for enhanced upper fret access. The bolt-on maple neck features graphite reinforcement for added stability, and it's build for speed with a 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets.
Pickups are Root's signature EMG Daemonum humbuckers are controlled with a three-way blade switch and a single volume knob. A Floyd Rose 1500 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system.
Two options will be available at launch; a maple fingerboard / Satin Black finish and an ebony fingerboard / Satin White. Both feature black hardware and come in a Charvel multi-fit hardshell gig bag.
The Jim Root Charvel Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR M will retail for $1,499.99 / £1,539 / €1,799 / $3,299 AUD / ¥214,500 JPY and is available August 2022.
And more Charvel models could well follow – it looks like there's already a Style 2 model in Root's rig for slipknot's current Knotfest trek. A post on the band's Instagram showing pics from the Moline, IL date reveals a pic of Root playing what looks to be a white Style 2 model.
Watch this space (site)!