NAMM Show 2018: Charvel introduces DK24 Pro-Mod, additional San Dimas options and new So-Cal finishes

Charvel has announced new Pro-Mod Series models including the brand-new DK24, additional wood and colour options for San Dimas Style 1 and 2 guitars, and new finishes for the So-Cal Style 1.

PRO-MOD DK24

The new Pro-Mod DK24 HH FR M includes an alder body, maple fingerboard, recessed Floyd Rose 1000 series double-locking tremolo bridge system, and comes in either Snow White or Satin Black capped off with white pickup bobbins and gold hardware. Also available is the Pro-Mod DK24 HH FR M QM, which adds a quilt maple top in Root Beer Burst with gold hardware or in Transparent Purple Burst with black hardware.

The Pro-Mod DK24 HH HT M QM features a Charvel HT6 string-through body hardtail bridge and a quilt maple top in a beautiful Purple Phaze finish with black hardware.

The Pro-Mod DK24 HH HT M ASH features an ash body with a Charcoal Gray finish and black hardware.

The Pro-Mod DK24 HH FR E Okoume (pictured) features an Okoume body with a Natural satin body finish, an aged ebony fingerboard and black hardware.

PRO-MOD SAN DIMAS

Hot-rodded for breakneck performance, the Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 and 2 guitars are tricked-out to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of today’s modern guitarist.

2018 brings a number of all-new options and finishes for the San Dimas Style 1 models including the Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E Ash, Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH HT E Ash, Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH HT E Ash, Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR M, Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH HT M and Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR M QM.

These high-octane instruments offer a 25.5” scale length, bolt-on two-piece maple neck with graphite reinforcement, 12”-16” compound radius fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and dot inlays, heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel, Seymour Duncan JB TB-4 bridge pickup, Seymour Duncan ’59 SH-1N neck pickup, volume (push/pull coil split), No-Load tone control and three-way blade switch, Charvel-branded sealed die-cast tuners, Charvel neck plate and standard strap buttons.

New Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2 models include the San Dimas Style 2 HH FR M Okoume and Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2 HH HT M Okoume. Hot-rodded for unparalleled performance and versatile sound, these axes feature single-cut bodies made from Okoume wood coupled with a bolt-on two-piece maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods for rock-solid stability. Both models offer a 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays, a heel-mounted spoke wheel for quick and easy truss rod tweaks, a high-output Seymour Duncan® JB humbucking bridge pickup and a warm, fat Seymour Duncan ’59 humbucking neck pickup, three-way blade, volume control that hides a push/pull coil split and No-Load tone control. These new Style 2 offerings are available in a Natural finish with black pickup bobbins and black hardware and feature either a Floyd Rose® FRT 1000 series double-locking recessed tremolo bridge system or Charvel HT6 string-through body hardtail bridge with locking tuners.

PRO-MOD SOL-CAL

Designed to inspire and with more than three decades of experience, the Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 is a slick performer with premium features and versatile sound. For 2018, Charvel has added new finish and fingerboard options to these top-sellers.

The So-Cal Style 1 HH FR E is now available in Rocket Red with a 12”-16” aged ebony fingerboard. This axe also offers an alder body, bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement, 22 jumbo frets, white dot inlays, heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel, Seymour Duncan TB-6 Distortion bridge and Seymour Duncan SH-6N Distortion neck pickups, volume (push/pull coil split) control, No-Load tone control, three way blade switch, Floyd Rose 1000 series double-locking recessed tremolo bridge system, Charvel-branded sealed die-cast tuners, Charvel neck plate, standard strap buttons, black pickguard, black pickup bobbins and black hardware.

The Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M offers these same excellent features but has a maple fingerboard with black dot inlays and is available in two striking finishes – Satin Silver with chrome hardware or Matte Blue Frost with black hardware.

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