Summer NAMM 2018: Miss May I’s Justin Aufdemkampe gets Charvel signature guitar

Charvel has announced a new limited-edition Signature Pro-Mod SD24 from Miss May I guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe.

The US metalcore band is known for its formidably fast music with Aufdemkampe donning the aggressive and melodic style of fret work.

“A buddy of mine convinced me to play pair of Charvel guitars on Warped Tour a while back, and I was hooked.” said Aufdemkampe. “Charvel has the looks and the playability that make them great guitars, as well as the team that backs it. For me it was a no brainer, and I haven’t looked back since.”

Aufdemkampe’s signature SD24 features a classic San Dimas body fashioned from mahogany that is finished in sultry Trans Red with chrome hardware. The two-piece bolt-on caramelised maple “speed” neck has a graphite reinforcement, angled heel, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel and a smooth hand-rubbed urethane finish, topped by a 12”-16” compound radius caramelised maple fingerboard with comfortable rolled edges, 24 jumbo frets and pearloid dot inlays.

Ferocious tone comes from a special HS pickup configuration combining a Fender Texas Special single-coil neck pickup with a Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6 bridge pickup.

Other premium modern features include a three-way rotary pickup switch, domed volume and tone control knobs, momentary kill switch, Charvel HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge, locking tuners and more.

Subscribe to the free MI Focus newsletter to get more stories like this sent straight to your inbox.



About Laura Barnes 427 Articles
Founder/Publisher of UK musical instrument industry publication MI Focus.