As the lead singer, vocalist, and principal songwriter of awesome French metallers Gojira, Joe Duplantier has cemented his status as a modern metal hero. Gojira's ground-breaking form of extreme metal requires meticulous craftsmanship alongside peerless dedication to the art they produce. Who better to work with than Charvel, who share the same passion and dedication to their craft. As a more affordable rendition of his exceptional signature model, the Charvel Joe Duplantier Signature Pro Mod San Dimas HH electric guitar in Satin White is perfect for those who like their metal technical, but with just the right amount of versatility to keep things interesting.
Classic single cutaway style
To match the tonal versatility and wide-ranging dynamism of Duplantier's style, the body is built using nato to effectively broaden the tonal potential of the guitar. Thanks to a specially contoured heel, easy access if afforded to the highest reaches of the neck. The body has been carved to a single-cutaway profile, with sleek contours that allow the body to rest snugly during performances. The lightweight feel is matched by an unyielding strength, allowing you to play with total confidence. The elegant satin white finish completes the understated aesthetic, whilst the satin coating prevents unwanted stickiness or tackiness from affecting the playability.
Solid neck design
Fitted to the body is a solid single-piece nato neck, which incorporate a bolt-on joint with graphite reinforcement for strength and durability. Whether you're simply practising at home, jamming with friends, or taking on a round the world tour, the neck won't succumb to environmental factors by warping of twisting. The heel-mounted spoke wheel truss rod adjustment enables the neck to be attenuated to meet your playing requirements.
Paired with the neck is an ebony fingerboard, which is home to 22 jumbo frets that are inlay free - though there are side dot inlays to guide you. The oiled finish along the neck creates a slick playing feel, whilst the compound radius makes tapping, slapping, shredding, etc., far more comfortable.
To match the versatility of Duplantier and Gojira's musical style, the Pro Mod San Dimas is fitted with a pair of passive Duncan Designed HB-103 humbuckers in the neck and the bridge. Working together or independently, they translate the balanced timbre of the nato body perfectly, giving you access to everything from grinding low-end, punchy mids, and searing highs that ring out sweetly. Control over the pickups comes in the form of a three-position pickup selector switch, and a master volume pot - simply yet highly effective!
The body is home to a Charvel-Jackson compound radius compensated bridge with adjustable tailpiece, which creates a harmonious link between strings and body for optimised intonation and sustain. Adjusting the action couldn't be simpler, and whether you like to keep them close or add a bit of space, you can make it just so. The headstock is home to Charvel branded die-cast locking tuners, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully - no matter what tuning you wish to play in. As well as this, an understated Gojira "G" resides on the rear of the headstock.
Manufacturer Charvel Model Joe Duplantier Pro Mod San Dimas HH Guitar Body Material Nato Neck Material 1-Piece Bolt-On Nato with Graphite Reinforcement Fingerboard Material Ebony Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets/Fret Profile 22/Jumbo Position Inlays None Nut Nut Bridge/Tailpiece Charvel-Jackson Compound Radius Compensated Bridge with Anchored Tail-Piece Active/Passive Passive Tuners Charvel Die-Cast Locking Tuners Pickups Neck: Duncan Designed HB-103N Humbucking
Bridge: Duncan Designed HB-103B Humbucking
Controls Master Volume Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1: Bridge Pickup
Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3: Neck Pickup
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