SUMMER NAMM 2018: Shred brand supreme Charvel has announced four new guitars for this year’s show, including a pair of new Pro-Mod DK24 models, a signature SK24 for Miss May I guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe and the Limited Edition Super Stock Model 1888.
The new Pro-Mods are available in HSS and HSH pickup configurations, and offer a pair of finishes each and Seymour Duncan pickups, while the Limited Edition Super Stock Model 1888 recalls Charvel’s classic Model 88.
Aufdemkampe’s signature offering, meanwhile, teams a Fender Texas Special single coil with a Seymour Duncan Distortion humbucker and momentary kill switch.
Pretty tasty offerings all round, we say, especially those fresh DK24 finishes.
Read on for full details and pricing, and visit Charvel (opens in new tab) for more info.
Limited Edition Signature Pro-Mod SD24 Justin Aufdemkampe
PRESS RELEASE: Charvel® announces the new Limited Edition Signature Pro-Mod SD24 from Miss May I guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe.
Miss May I stands at the pinnacle of modern U.S. metalcore, and Charvel is proud to honour the formidably fast, aggressive and melodic fret work of Aufdemkampe with this all-new model bearing his name.
“A buddy of mine convinced me to play pair of Charvel guitars on Warped Tour a while back, and I was hooked.” said Aufdemkampe. “Charvel has the looks and the playability that make them great guitars, as well as the team that backs it. For me it was a no brainer, and I haven’t looked back since.”
Aufdemkampe’s signature SD24 features a classic San Dimas® body fashioned from mahogany that is finished in sultry Trans Red with chrome hardware. The two-piece bolt-on caramelized maple “speed” neck has a graphite reinforcement, angled heel, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel and a silky-smooth hand-rubbed urethane finish, topped by a 12”-16” compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard with comfortable rolled edges, 24 jumbo frets and pearloid dot inlays.
Ferocious tone comes from a special HS pickup configuration combining a Fender® Texas Special single-coil neck pickup with a Seymour Duncan® Distortion SH-6 bridge pickup.
Other premium modern features include a three-way rotary pickup switch, domed volume and tone control knobs, momentary kill switch, Charvel® HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge, locking tuners and more.
Pro-Mod DK24 HSS 2PT CM and Pro-Mod DK24 HSH 2PT CM
PRESS RELEASE: Charvel® introduces the new Pro-Mod DK24 HSS 2PT CM andPro-Mod DK24 HSH 2PT CM, two stunning instruments designed especially for a new breed of player whose musical vision and versatility is limitless.
After releasing the all-new Pro-Mod DK24 earlier this year, Charvel now expands the line with these upgraded DK24 2PT models.
Both models feature a Dinky™ body, two-piece bolt-on caramelized maple “speed” neck with graphite reinforcement, sculpted heel, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel, Luminlay side dots and a silky-smooth hand-rubbed urethane finish. The 12”-16” compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard features comfortable rolled edges, 24 jumbo frets, pearloid dot inlays and Graph Tech® nut.
Available in Satin Shell Pink or Primer Gray, the Pro-Mod DK24 HSS 2PT CM delivers unbelievably full and versatile tone with an HSS pickup configuration consisting of a Custom Seymour Duncan® Full Shred SH-10B bridge pickup, Seymour Duncan® Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 single-coil middle pickup and Seymour Duncan® Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP single coil neck pickup.
Offered in Satin Orange Crush or Matte Army Drab, the Pro-Mod DK24 HSH 2PT CM packs an HSH pickup configuration consisting of a Custom Seymour Duncan® Full Shred SH-10B bridge pickup, Seymour Duncan® Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 single-coil middle pickup and Seymour Duncan® Alnico II Pro APH-1N neck pickup.
Other premium features of these models include a five-way blade pickup switch, Stratocaster®-style speed knobs for the volume (with 500K EVH® Bourns® low-friction potentiometer) and no-load tone controls, recessed Gotoh® Custom 510 tremolo bridge, locking tuners, chrome hardware and more.
Limited Edition Super Stock Model 1888
PRESS RELEASE: Charvel also announces the Limited Edition Super Stock Model 1888, a throwback to the Charvel "Model 88" from the ‘80s with modernized and innovative features.
Its classic Dinky™ body is fashioned from mahogany and features a beautiful Dark Brown Sunburst gloss finish. The one-piece bolt-on maple “speed” neck has graphite reinforcement and a silky-smooth hand-rubbed urethane finish, topped by a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with comfortable rolled edges, 22 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays. A licensed Jackson® reverse pointed 6-in-line headstock completes the unique look of this Super Stock axe.
A fantastically full voice comes from an HS pickup configuration consisting of a DiMarzio® Super Distortion DP218 neck pickup and DiMarzio Super Distortion bridge pickup, both with black covers.
Other premium modern features include a three-way blade switch, domed volume and tone control knobs, Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system and black hardware.