Charvel San Dimas Style 1 HH - Black
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Charvel San Dimas Style 1 HH - Black

San Dimas Style 1 HH - Black, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Charvel belonging to the San Dimas Style 1 HH model.

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killerkgprime 29/03/2011

Charvel San Dimas Style 1 HH - Black : Recensione di killerkgprime (content in English)

"My Favourite Neck EVER!"
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The Charvel San Dimas Style 1 2H is made in the USA. It features and alder body, JB/'59 pickups, a Korean-made Floyd Rose (that's pretty much just as good as the MIG ones IMO), one volume knob and pickup selector switch, 22 frets, grover tuners, and a gunstock oiled maple neck with the comfiest, profile I've ever played.

UTILIZATION

The first time I picked up a Charvel, I knew I would eventually own one. I immediately fell in love with the neck profile, which is the perfect amalgamation of a C and D feel. It's thin and speedy, but it has enough mass to grip onto, if you need it. The cutaway gives you just as much access to the upper frets as a regular Strat. It's totally uninhibited until about the 17th fret, and then the neck joint becomes apparent. it's never been an issue with me though. My Charvel weights 7 1/2 pounds.

Charvels, and superstrats in general have a stigma attached to them regarding tone. People often say that they don't have a unique character. I totally disagree. Try playing Van Halen, Dokken, or Ratt riffs on a Les Paul. It might sound great, but it won't have that loose-yet-aggressive vibe that only a Charvel-esque guitar can capture.


SOUNDS

The bridge pickup sounds great for crunchy metal riffing, and searing, cut through butter type lead tones, but it doesn't do a great mid gain, 70s style sound. it's useable, but a bit on the thin side for me. If you're pumping out Ratt riffs all day long, then the JB will bring it without any problems.

I really like the '59 in the neck, it has a very loose, airy quality to it that reminds me of neck pickup tones from bands like Opeth and Riverside. Bends are sweet and have a very rounded high end. The mids sound a bit sccoped, but it works well for the music I play.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought this Charvel for the feel of neck. If you haven't tried a Charvel neck before, run to your nearest store. You'll be ruined for life! There are good, name brand components build into every aspect of this guitar.

I tried every Charvel I could get my hands on, and I knew what I was getting into when I bought mine. I'm usually quite wary of buying guitars off the internet (you never really know what you're going to get tonally), but I found that every Charvel I played in stores sounded great. They rung fully acoustically, and sounded fat unplugged.

I'd buy another one of these guitars. I'm actually scouting the web for Charvels at the moment, so another should be coming my way very soon!