As a preeminent modern virtuoso, U.K. guitar master Guthrie Govan dazzles all who hear him. After two years in meticulous development working closely with the man himself, Charvel introduce the ultimate ultra-pro guitar—the Guthrie Govan Signature model. With so many special features and high performance appointments, it's truly the ideal expression of Govan's artistry rendered in distinctive Charvel form.
The San Dimas body has a beautiful bird's-eye maple top, with a thin clear matte finish and a specially contoured heel (sans neck plate) for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The bolt-on neck is quartersawn flame maple with a "caramelized" heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, with graphite reinforcement and a convenient truss rod adjustment wheel at the body end. Most unusually for a San Dimas model, the compound-radius (12-16) 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.
Other premium features include three specially wound Charvel custom MFB pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan demands, two notched control knobs (master volume, mastertone) with brass position markers set into the body, recessed original-style NOS Floyd Rose tremolo bridge with Tremol-No unit and oversized brass block, bone nut, chrome hardware and 25.5 scale length.
Includes hardshell case 7lb 12oz.
Natural Matte Finish
Roasted Basswood Body
Birdseye Maple Top
Bolt-On Roasted Flame Maple Neck
Thin "C" Profile
Contoured Neck Heel
24 Extra Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
Compound 12-16" Fretboard Radius
25.5" Scale Length; 1.68" Neck Width at Nut
.820" Neck Profile at Nut
.850" Neck Profile at 12th Fret
Charvel Custom-Wound MFB Humbucker Pickups (Neck and Bridge) and Single-Coil Middle Pickup
Charvel Recessed Tremol-No Bridge with Oversized Brass Block
Volume and Tone Controls with Five-Way Selector Switch
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Recessed Neck Attachment Neck Ferrules
Non-Roasted Maple Position Markers with Ebony Accents