Charvel Unveil New USA Select Series

Summer NAMM 2016

At the 2016 Summer NAMM show in Nashville last weekend, Charvel revealed the brand new USA Select Series. Charvel’s latest models include the San Dimas Style 1 HSS FR, San Dimas Style 1 HSS HT, So-Cal Style 1 HSS FR and San Dimas Style 2 HH FR.

Each model is based on the original Charvel guitars, an ‘old-school throwback’ for high-performance guitarists seeking Eighties-style body perimeters, finely shaped neck profiles, fast compound radius fingerboards with rolled edges, non-recessed Floyd Rose bridges, and more.

 

USA Select San Dimas Style 1 HSS FR

The alder San Dimas Style 1 has a one-piece quartersawn maple neck with a one-way vintage-style bullet truss rod , and a 22-fret rosewood (white dot inlay) or maple (black dot inlay) compound radius fingerboard with rolled edges.

 

The guitar’s tone comes from a DiMarzio DP100F Super Distortion bridge pickup and DiMarzio DP-116 HS2 with a five-way “super” blade pickup switching. It has a side-mounted “football” output jack, black hardware, Floyd Rose Original non-recessed bridge with 37mm block, and more.

 

USA Select San Dimas Style 1 HSS HT

 

With it’s single-ply black pickguard, one-piece quartersawn maple neck with one-way vintage-style bullet truss rod, and a 22-fret rosewood (white dot inlay) or maple (black dot inlay) compound radius fingerboard with rolled edges, the HSS HT is easily one of the strongest additions to the Charvel.

 

Shaping the guitar's tone are the DiMarzio DP100F Super Distortion bridge pickup and DiMarzio DP-116 HS2 with a five-way “super” blade pickup switching. With plenty of other features, this is one of the best guitars in the collection.

 

USA Select So-Cal Style 1 HSS FR

 

The So-Cal Style 1 body is made up of a black pickguard, a one-piece quartersawn maple neck with one-way vintage-style bullet truss rod, and a 22-fret rosewood (white dot inlay) or maple (black dot inlay) compound radius fingerboard.

 

The guitar’s tone comes from a DiMarzio DP-116 HS2 Super Distortion bridge pickup and DiMarzio DP-116 HS2 with a five-way “super” blade pickup switching. It’s other main features include a single control knob (master volume), top-mounted Strat output jack, black hardware, Floyd Rose Original non-recessed bridge with 37mm block, and more.

 

USA Select San Dimas Style 2 HH FR

 

The alder Style 2 body is complemented by a one-piece quartersawn maple neck with one-way vintage-style bullet truss rod, and a 22-fret rosewood (white dot inlay) or maple (black dot inlay) compound radius fingerboard with rolled edges.

 

Shaping the tone are the DiMarzio DP100F Super Distortion bridge pickup and DiMarzio DP-151 PAF PRO with a five-way “super” blade pickup switching. Other premium features include a single control knob (master volume), side-mounted “football” output jack, black hardware, Floyd Rose Original non-recessed bridge with 37mm block, and more.

 

For more details, head to charvel.com.au.

 

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