Artist Signature Series
As a preeminent modern virtuoso, U.K. guitar master Guthrie Govan dazzles all who hear his playing. Charvel spent two years of meticulous developmental work with Govan to originally introduce his signature model, and it’s the ultimate ultra-pro guitar that's only gotten better with time. Loaded with special features and high-performance appointments, it's truly the ideal expression of Govan's artistry rendered in distinctive Charvel form.
The Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Caramelized Ash is a 25.5” scale guitar that offers a carmelized ash San Dimas body with a thin satin lacquer finish and a specially contoured heel (sans neck plate) for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The bolt-on flame maple neck has a "caramelized" heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, with graphite reinforcement, hand-rubbed urethane on the back and a convenient truss rod adjustment wheel at the body end. Most unusually for a San Dimas model, the 12"-16" compound radius flame maple fingerboard spans two octaves, with the same caramelized treatment as the neck, 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets and special maple dot inlays with ebony borders, as well as Luminlay® side-dots that emit light for the darkest of stages.
Other premium features include three specially wound Charvel custom MF pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan demands, a 2-way mini toggle switch to engage single coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker position, two Luminlay numbered dome control knobs for volume and tone, U.S.-made recessed Charvel locking tremolo bridge with Tremol-No™ unit and oversized brass block, bone nut and chrome hardware.
Caramelized Ash BodyBolt-On Caramelized Flame Maple Neck with Graphite Reinforcement12"-16" Compound Radius Caramelized Flame Maple FingerboardCharvel Custom MF Humbucking (bridge and neck) and Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil (middle) PickupsU.S.-Made Charvel Locking Recessed Tremolo5-Way Blade, 2-Way Toggle, Volume & Tone Controls
Model Number 2865434700 Est. U.S. Street $3,299.99 Series Artist Signature Models Color Natural Number of Strings 6 Orientation Right-Hand
Bridge Pickup Charvel® Custom MF Humbucking Middle Pickup Charvel® Custom MF Single-Coil Neck Pickup Charvel® Custom MF Humbucking Pickup Color Brown Controls Volume, Tone Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade and 2-Position Toggle with Multiple Switching Options Special Electronics 2-Way Mini-Toggle to Engage Single Coil Simulation in Bridge and Neck Humbucker Position Pickup Configuration HSH
Neck Material Caramelized Flame Maple Neck Construction Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane Neck Shape Speed Neck with Rolled Fingerboard Edges Neck Binding None - Rolled Fingerboard Edges Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Caramelized Flame Maple Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Stainless Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Ebony Ring with Maple Dot Center Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel Truss Rod Wrench Yes Headstock Licensed Fender® Stratocaster® Neck Plate None
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges) Strap Buttons Standard Other Features Contoured Body Heel with Recessed Neck Attachment Ferrules (No Neck Plate), Brass Control Position Marker Inlays in the Body, Side-Mount Oval Output Jack