Charvel Introduces New Desolation Series Guitars

August 11, 2011
<img alt="img" src="/Portals/0/Charvel%20Desolation%20DS1%20FR.jpg" style="width: 274px; height: 838px; float: left; margin-right: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px;" />Charvel is proud to introduce its new Desolation series guitars. These are entirely new instrument designs not previously seen in the high-performance guitar maker&rsquo;s 30-year history, offering more tonal and stylistic options for discerning players everywhere and bringing a long-acclaimed tradition of high performance to more guitarists now than ever before.<br /> <br /> Marked by devastating tone, killer looks and high-performance playability, the Desolation series comprises an entirely new stable of Charvel guitars designed for a whole new world of players, with the sound and performance known to the world&rsquo;s greatest guitarists more affordable now than ever before. <br /> <br /> There are 10 new guitars in the &ldquo;first wave&rdquo; of the Charvel Desolation series&mdash;four single-cutaway &ldquo;DS&rdquo; models, three double-cutaway &ldquo;DC&rdquo; models and three highly distinctive Skatecaster &ldquo;SK&rdquo; models loosely based on the Charvel Surfcaster of the early 1990s. All feature mahogany bodies and necks, dual humbucking pickup configurations with three-way toggle switching, solid and transparent finishes (with flame maple veneer on trans finishes) and black nickel hardware. Most feature compound-radius (12"-16") rosewood fingerboards with 24 jumbo frets in a variety of neck-through, set-neck and bolt-on configurations; Charvel bridges specially designed for compound-radius fingerboards (except DS-3 ST Floyd Rose-equipped models); and three-on-a-side locking Charvel tuners (except DS-3 ST and Floyd Rose-equipped models, which have non-locking three-on-a-side tuners).<br /> <br /> Charvel Desolation &ldquo;DS&rdquo; single-cutaway models and features are:<br /> <br /> &bull; DS-1 ST: Carved top, neck-through-body design, bound neck with scalloped heel, abalone position inlays, abalone body and headstock binding, dual Seymour Duncan Blackout active humbucking pickups, matching headstocks <br /> &bull; DS-1 FR (pictured): Carved top, neck-through-body design, bound neck with scalloped heel, abalone position inlays, abalone body and headstock binding, dual Seymour Duncan Blackout active humbucking pickups, Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo, matching headstocks <br /> &bull; DS-2 ST: Carved top, bound set neck with scalloped heel, pearloid position inlays, pearloid body and headstock binding, dual Charvel active humbucking pickups <br /> &bull; DS-3 ST: Carved top, bolt-on neck, 12"-radius fingerboard with dot inlays, dual Charvel passive humbucking pickups<br /> <br /> Charvel Desolation &ldquo;DC&rdquo; double-cutaway models and features are:<br /> <br /> &bull; DC-1 ST: Carved top, neck-through-body design, bound neck with scalloped heel, abalone position inlays, abalone body and headstock binding, EMG 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) active humbucking pickups, matching headstocks <br /> &bull; DC-1 FR: Carved top, neck-through-body design, bound neck with scalloped heel, abalone position inlays, abalone body and headstock binding, EMG 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) active humbucking pickups, matching headstocks, Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo, matching headstocks <br /> &bull; DC-2 ST: Carved top, bound set neck with scalloped heel, pearloid position inlays, pearloid body and headstock binding, dual Charvel active humbucking pickups<br /> <br /> Charvel Desolation &ldquo;SK&rdquo; Skatecaster models and features are:<br /> <br /> &bull; SK-1 ST: Solid body shape based on early-&rsquo;90s hollow-body Surfcaster, neck-through-body design, bound neck, abalone &ldquo;keystone&rdquo; position inlays, abalone body and headstock binding, EMG 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) active humbucking pickups, single control knob (volume), matching headstocks <br /> &bull; SK-1 FR: Solid body shape based on early-&rsquo;90s hollow-body Surfcaster, neck-through-body design, bound neck, abalone &ldquo;keystone&rdquo; position inlays, abalone body and headstock binding, EMG 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) active humbucking pickups, single control knob (volume), Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo, matching headstocks <br /> &bull; SK-3 ST: Solid body shape based on early-&rsquo;90s hollow-body Surfcaster, bolt-on neck, pearloid &ldquo;keystone&rdquo; position inlays, pearloid body and headstock binding, dual Charvel passive humbucking pickups, single control knob (volume)<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.charvelguitars.com/" target="_blank">www.charvelguitars.com</a></strong><br />
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