The second collaboration between the two
Charvel today announced the launch of the highly-anticipated Guthrie Govan Signature MJ San Dimas SD24 CM, the next collaboration between the two after the development of the original USA signature lineup which were carefully crafted after two years.
What you need to know:
- Charvel today announced the launch of the highly-anticipated Guthrie Govan Signature MJ San Dimas SD24 CM.
- Being no stranger to doing the job perfectly, the same attention to detail surfaced once again with this new made in Japan collaboration.
- Draped in a classic three-tone Sunburst finish, the instrument boasts high-quality specs handpicked by Govan.
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Being no stranger to doing the job perfectly, the same attention to detail surfaced once again with this new made in Japan collaboration.
“I have been playing guitar since I was three year old, so having my own signature mode feels like an honor which comes with a certain responsibility,” Govan said.
“If you are going to have your name on the back of an instrument’s headstock, that’s you personally vouching for the quality and usability of that instrument, which is not something to be taken lightly.
“With my signature Charvel guitar, I feel completely confident to play it anywhere in the world and at any type of gig.”
Draped in a classic three-tone Sunburst finish, the instrument boasts high-quality specs handpicked by Govan.
The 25.5” scale length features a basswood body with an ash top and a specially contoured heel for easy access at higher points of the fingerboard.
The graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck has a “caramelised” heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, along with a satin finish on the back of the neck for smooth playability.
Not exactly typical for a San Dimas model, the 12”-16” compound radius caramelised maple fingerboard features 24 jumbo stainless-steel frets, as well as crème dot inlays, Luminlay side dots and a conveniently located heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel.
The press release read that when it came to developing his signature instrument, it was critically important to build a tool that would allow for the continuation of his versatile and expansive creative expression.
“You end up on this quest to find an instrument that feels as natural as possible,” Govan said.
“When you’re playing, I think it’s a good goal not to have to be too aware of the instrument and for it to feel more of an extension of yourself – then you can concentrate purely on what type of noises you are trying to make and share with the world. This guitar is a result of that process for me personally.”
“As one of the most versatile, influential and highly sought-after guitarists in the world, there is really no limit to what Guthrie Govan can accomplish which is why we’re honored to have him on Charvel’s signature artist roster,” said Jon Romanowski, VP, Category Management Charvel.
“Given the tremendous success of his USA signature model, it was the right time to offer a guitar for those looking to emulate his sound. Partnering with Japan allowed us to deliver high quality workmanship and top level features at a comfortable price.”
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