This 25.5” scale guitar offers a carmelized ash San Dimas body with a thin satin lacquer finish and a specially contoured heel (sans neck plate) for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The bolt-on neck is two-piece flame maple with a "caramelized" heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, with graphite reinforcement, hand-rubbed urethane gel on the back of the neck and a convenient truss rod adjustment wheel at the body end. Most unusually for a San Dimas model, the compound-radius (12"-16") flame-maple fingerboard spans two octaves, with the same caramelized treatment as the neck, 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets and special maple dot inlays with ebony borders, as well as Luminlay side-dots that emit light for the darkest of stages.
Other premium features include three specially wound Charvel custom MF pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan demands, a 2-way mini toggle switch to engage single coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker position, two Luminlay numbered dome control knobs (master volume, master tone), control knobs (master volume, master tone), U.S.-made recessed Charvel locking tremolo bridge with Tremol-No™ unit and oversized brass block, bone nut and chrome hardware.
Body Shape:San Dimas®
Body Material:Caramelized Ash
Body Finish:Satin Lacquer
Neck Material: Caramelized 2-Piece Flame Maple with Graphite Reinforcement
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Caramelized Flame Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 12-16"
Number of Frets: 24
Position Inlays: Ebony Ring with Maple Dot Center
Bridge Pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking
Middle Pickup: Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil
Neck Pickup:Charvel Custom MF Humbucking
Special Electronics: Mini-Toggle to engage Single Coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker position