Warren DeMartini

Glam Metal Sensation

Legendary lead guitarist Warren DeMartini led glam metal sensation Ratt to the top of the charts in the 1980s, co-writing several of the band’s biggest hits that earned multiple platinum albums. Praised for his technique and unique playing style that incorporates heavy vibrato, DeMartini garnered a reputation as one of the greatest guitarists in the industry. Designed in conjunction with DeMartini to match his exact specifications, Charvel honors the accomplished artist with a collection of signature models.

Warren DeMartini USA Signature Frenchie

Fans long clamored for a replica of Warren DeMartini’s famed and beloved "Frenchie" guitar, seen live on tour and on a slew of magazine covers throughout Ratt’s reign in the 1980s.

Charvel answered the demand with the original Snow White finish that DeMartini slayed in the "You’re in Love" video and also a more sinister Gloss Black finish, both detailed with cross decals and a "too fast to live, too young to die" tribute quote to James Dean in French.

Features include an alder Dinky™ body, one-piece bolt-on quartersawn maple neck, 12"-16" compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo stainless steel frets and black dot inlays, Seymour Duncan Custom Warren DeMartini RTM ("Rattus Tonus Maximus") humbucking bridge pickup and SSL-4 Quarter Pound™ neck pickup, three-way toggle switch, single volume control knob, Floyd Rose® Original locking bridge and Gotoh® tuning machines.

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Warren DeMartini Signature Snake

The acclaimed Ratt-and-roll guitar ace was on tour in New Orleans when he spotted an anaconda snakeskin in a souvenir store window. It seemed wide enough to cover a guitar so he made the purchase. That skin was attached to the painted body of a guitar and DeMartini felt it sounded too dark. A year later, he was back in New Orleans and went back to the same shop where he purchased a python skin that was applied directly to the body. That brightened it up to his satisfaction, and that stylish snakeskin pattern remains a fan-favorite.

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Two names synonymous with Southern California glam-metal majesty come together in a sleekly fearsome guitar. Premium features include an alder body, one-piece bolt-on quartersawn rock maple neck with 12"-16" compound radius maple fingerboard, Seymour Duncan Custom Warren DeMartini RTM ("Rattus Tonus Maximus") humbucking bridge pickup, single volume control, Floyd Rose Original locking bridge, Gotoh tuning machines and Charvel NOS brass strap buttons. Available in three graphic finishes by Dan Lawrence.

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