Charvel Guitars introduces 2010 lineup

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-02-28)

Charvel Guitars introduces 2010 lineup

Wayne Charvel opened his first guitar repair shop in Santa Cruz, California, in 1974 and made a living doing custom and repair work for Fender and big-name acts, among them Deep Purple, and doing custom production work for the Who's John Entwistle, who requested a clrar plastic bass. Later, Charvel's work for Eddie Van Halen made Charvel's guitars legendary. Although Wayne sold the company in 1978, Charvel Guitars is still a highly respected custom shop, and the company has unveiled a new line of high-performance guitars for 2010, consisting of a reptilian artist signature model, a scorching pair of San Dimas Style 1 guitars and the next round of USA Production Model custom colors.

Charvel adds to its distinctive stable of Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini’s signature models with the Charvel Custom Shop Warren DeMartini Signature Snakeskin Graphic guitar. The guitar’s Dinky™-style body is wrapped tightly in the coils of a custom snakeskin graphic treatment, with features including a one-piece quartersawn maple neck with compound-radius 22-fret fingerboard, Floyd Rose® tremolo, Seymour Duncan® Warren DeMartini RTM humbucking bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound™ single-coil neck pickup. The guitar’s appearance coincides with the early 2010 release of "Infestation," Ratt’s seventh studio album and first since 1999.

Charvel also introduces a special limited run of two USA Production Model series San Dimas Style I guitars, one in custom yellow-flame finish and the other in a custom blue-flame finish.

Further, Charvel is pleased to announce the arrival of the USA Production Model 7th batch custom colors. This time around, the trio consists of the SoCal Style 1 in a “Red Ale” finish, the San Dimas Style 1 in a Trans Gold Kandy finish, and the “wild card” guitar—a San Dimas Style 1 in Fiesta Red with a single humbucking pickup, chrome hardware and, for the first time, a rosewood fingerboard.

Compiled from information on the Charvel website:

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