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New for 2015: Charvel Guitars Now Available to Pre-Order

Published: Wed January 14, 2015  News Feed
Charvel guitars were the original "hot rod" guitars, born in  South California in the late 1970s and thanks to their outstanding tone, performance and innovation they've been used by some of the most technically advanced guitarists in the Eighties, in bands such as Van Halen, Kiss, Bon Jovi and many more. The new models, to be showcased at NAMM 2015, are proof that their quality and innovation remain...

Charvel Guitars - Pre-Order NOW!

It all dates back to Charvel's original home and formative years—Southern California in the late 1970s. Charvel shares DNA and deep roots with Jackson guitars, and in the late 1970s it was Grover Jackson who built the first guitars bearing the Charvel name. Jackson had worked at Charvel's Guitar Repair, a small shop in Azusa, California, that specialized in hot-rodding traditional electric guitars, before he bought the company from founder Wayne Charvel in late 1978.

One of the early customers was Eddie Van Halen, who built his first Frankenstrat guitar with Wayne Charvel's help (read more about EVH on our Eddie Van Halen Gear Guide)

Jackson quickly set about began building traditional-style electric guitars loaded with high-performance refinements, to which he applied the Charvel name. The guitars debuted in summer 1979 and earned steadily growing acclaim, especially among a flashy new early-'80s generation of dazzlingly talented Southern California guitarists.

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In addition to those fine early Charvel instruments, Jackson soon embarked on a second line of guitars bearing his own name. But from those late-'70s days onward, Charvel forged its own distinctive identity and earned its own sterling reputation for producing hot-rodded-yet-classy "muscle car" guitars preferred by many of the world's most technically accomplished players, notably in the metal and fusion worlds.

In each era since its arrival—the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and right on through to today—Charvel has offered innovative and original guitar models with the very best in high-performance design and features. With the time-honored San Dimas and So-Cal models, Charvel continues to forge a very bright high-performance future for guitarists everywhere.

Charvel guitars are the very embodiment of high-performance tone machines, and discerning players who prize superior sound and feel have turned to the company's finely crafted guitars as their weapons of choice for more than 30 years. From metal masters including Warren DeMartini and Jake E. Lee to instrumental fusion legends such as Allan Holdsworth and Shawn Lane, musician's musicians worldwide have long relied on Charvel for exceptional guitar design.

High-end "hot-rodded" appointments considered extraordinary on lesser instruments are standard features on most Charvel guitars. These include compound-radius fingerboards, exceptionally hot pickups designed to send amps into screaming overdrive, Floyd Rose® bridge and tremolo systems, customized electronics, heavy-duty hardware and highly original (even outlandish) textural and graphic finishes.

Here's the new Charvel models announced for NAMM 2015. Click on images for details:

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH, Maple Fingerboard, Slime Green

 Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH, Maple Fingerboard, Slime Green

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH, Maple Fingerboard, Specific Ocean
 Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH, Maple Fingerboard, Specific Ocean

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HS HT, Maple Fingerboard, Slime Green
Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HS HT, Maple Fingerboard, Slime Green


Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HS HT, Maple Fingerboard, Specific Ocean
Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HS HT, Maple Fingerboard, Specific Ocean

Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH, Maple Fingerboard, Slime Green
Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH, Maple Fingerboard, Slime Green

Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH, Maple Fingerboard, Specific Ocean
Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH, Maple Fingerboard, Specific Ocean

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