As a preeminent modern virtuoso, U.K. guitar master Guthrie Govan dazzles all who hear his playing and experience his artistry. Charvel® worked meticulously with Govan on the development of his signature lineup to create superior guitars in distinctive Charvel form.
Harkening back to the late '80s when Charvel guitars were manufactured exclusively in Japan, we proudly introduce the all-new Guthrie Govan Signature MJ San Dimas® SD24 CM. Exquisite in style, this MJ signature model blends Charvel’s unparalleled legacy of designing high-performance instruments with an assortment of Govan’s preferred top-end features.
This 25.5" scale guitar features a San Dimas® basswood body with an ash top and specially contoured heel (sans neck plate) for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The bolt-on maple neck has a "caramelized" heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, along with graphite reinforcement, satin finish on the back of the neck and a conveniently located heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel. Most unusually for a San Dimas model, the 12"-16" compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard features 24 jumbo stainless-steel frets, as well as crème dot inlays and Luminlay® side dots.
Other premium features include three specially wound Charvel custom pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan demands, along with a two-way mini toggle switch to engage single-coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker positions. This instrument also comes loaded with two Luminlay numbered dome control knobs for volume and tone, recessed Charvel locking tremolo bridge with pop-in tremolo arm and brass block, Gotoh® die-cast locking tuners and Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL nut.
The Guthrie Govan Signature MJ San Dimas® SD24 CM is available in a stately Three-Tone Sunburst finish, complete with chrome hardware, brown pickup bobbins and a licensed Fender® Stratocaster® headstock.
Basswood San Dimas® Body with Ash TopSculpted Shredder's Cut HeelBolt-on Caramelized Maple Neck with Graphite Reinforcement12"-16" Compound Radius Caramelized Maple FingerboardUnique Charvel Back Neckshape24 Jumbo Stainless-Steel FretsHeel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment WheelCustom Charvel® Humbucking Bridge, Custom Charvel Single-Coil Middle and Custom Charvel Humbucking Neck Pickups5-Way Blade & 2-Way Mini Toggle Switch to Engage Single-Coil SimulationLuminlay® Numbered Dome Knobs for Volume and Tone ControlsRecessed Charvel® Locking Bridge System with Pop-In Trem Arm and Brass BlockLuminlay® Side Dots
Model Number 2925414588 Series MJ Color Three-Tone Sunburst Number of Strings 6 Orientation Right-Hand
Bridge Pickup Charvel® Custom Humbucking Middle Pickup Charvel® Custom Single-Coil Neck Pickup Charvel® Custom Humbucking Pickup Color Brown Controls Volume, Tone Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Full Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge Inner Coil and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Bridge Outer Coil and Neck Outer Coil, Position 4. Middle and Neck Outer Coil, Position 5. Full Neck Pickup Auxiliary Switching 2-Way Mini-Toggle to Engage Single-Coil Simulation in Bridge (Pos 1) and Neck (Pos 5) Humbucker Positions Pickup Configuration HSH
Neck Material Caramelized Maple Neck Construction Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement Neck Finish Satin 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 Maple Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Stainless Steel Nut Material Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Crème Dots Side Dots Luminlay® Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel Headstock Licensed Fender® Stratocaster® Neck Plate None - 4-Bolt Sculpted Heel
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges) Strap Buttons Standard Other Features Side Mounted Jack, Luminlay® side-dots