A Virtuoso’s Signature Axe
Guthrie Govan is a virtuoso guitarist. Whether he’s playing rock, metal, country, or jazz fusion, Guthrie’s always spot on with his tone and technique, and his signature Charvel solidbody electric guitar is spec’d to facilitate that level of uncompromised performance. The Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Flame Maple gives you a comfortable, sleekly sculpted San Dimas Style 1 caramelized ash body, and a blindingly fast bolt-on caramelized flame maple Speed Neck with graphite reinforcement and a 12″–16″ compound-radius caramelized flame maple fingerboard with rolled edges. This ultra-pro guitar represents two years of perfectionist performance tweaks to Guthrie’s original signature model, and take it from our guitar experts: you will readily hear and feel the difference.
Built to Guthrie Govan’s exacting specifications
Built to Guthrie’s exacting specifications, the Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH will allow you, if you possess the chops, to shred like the master. And if you’re still honing your technique (aren’t we all) the high-speed, low-drag design will accelerate your continuing development. You’ve got all the ingredients for success. A 25.5″ scale length — pretty much the standard for high-performance 6-strings; a custom-contoured heel (with no neck plate) for effortless access to the upper register of the fretboard; and a 12″–16″ compound-radius caramelized flame maple fingerboard with 24 jumbo stainless steel frets and eye-catching maple dot inlays with ebony borders, as well as Luminlay side-dots that emit light for visibility even on the darkest of stages.
The benefits of caramelization
The bolt-on flame maple neck and fingerboard have undergone a caramelized heat and drying process that not only makes the guitar look much older and feel “played-in,” but also makes it more impervious to temperature and humidity changes. Add in the neck’s graphite reinforcement and easy-access heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel, and you’ve got an instrument you’ll appreciate all the more when you play Phoenix after a week in Miami.
Take-no-prisoners tone from custom MF pickups
You play the notes; three specially wound Charvel custom MF pickups take it from there. Arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Guthrie requires, this guitar also features a 2-way mini toggle switch to engage single-coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker positions, two Luminlay numbered dome control knobs for volume and tone, and for the ultimate in rock-solid pitch expression, a recessed Charvel locking vibrato bridge with an oversized brass block.
- Sleekly sculpted San Dimas Style 1 caramelized ash body
- Bolt-on caramelized flame maple Speed Neck with graphite reinforcement
- 12″–16″ compound-radius caramelized flame maple fingerboard with rolled edges
- 25.5″ scale length; 24 jumbo stainless steel frets
- Bridge and neck pickups: Charvel Custom MF humbucking
- Middle pickup: Charvel Custom MF single-coil
- Master Volume and Tone controls
- 5-Position Blade and 2-position toggle with multiple switching options
- Recessed Charvel locking vibrato bridge/tailpiece
- Sperzel locking tuning machines