The Pro Mod So Cal Style 1 HH FR E Electric Guitar benefits from more than three decades' worth of guitar-building excellence. Boasting premium appointments and an enviable tonal arsenal that every guitarist will fall in love with, the So-Cal is effortlessly cool and infinitely stylish.
The Pro Mod So-Cal is shaped to encourage precision and speed from the first moment that you pick it up. The instant feel of familiarity is no coincidence, with Charvel taking a carefully considered approach in combining a slim depth with elegantly executed contours and curves. The tapered lower bout allows a comfortable resting position for the picking arm, whilst the deep double-cutaway of the body enables the fretting hand to reach the highest frets without overstretching.
The body is built using alder, a lightweight and tonally balanced wood that delivers a well-rounded output to accentuate the So-Cal's impressive versatility. Alder kicks out an impressive midrange energy, which is flanked by a subtle low-end and sweet high end. The body is finished in an eye-catching rocket red, which is protected by a coating of gloss that is accompanied by a single-ply black pickguard.
Reinforced neck design
Joined to the body is a gorgeous maple neck via a solid bolt-on construction. Shaped to the speed profile, the neck plays like a lightning-fast dream, with rolled fingerboard edges that create a delightfully played-in feel. Charvel appreciate that changes in humidity and temperature can have a devastating effect on the neck's playability, which is why they employ graphite rod reinforcement to prevent such occurrences. Thanks to the heel-mounted spoke wheel truss rod adjuster, any alignment correction can be performed with minimum effort.
Married to the neck is a sublime ebony fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that are decorated with dot position inlays to guide your way. The fingerboard benefits from Charvel's compound radius design, which extends from 12-inches at the nut to 16-inches at the heel. The result is a natural playing position for the hand as you fret chords and sweep through arpeggios with effortless grace.
Seymour Duncan pickup partnership
A high-performance design requires a high-powered engine, which is why the Charvel So-Cal Style 1 is equipped with a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers. You'll find a TB-6 Distortion in the bridge that offers a high-output powerhouse to play with. In the neck position there is the SH-6N that delivers a fat and meaty tone that is perfect for chunky riffage.
The volume control is equipped with a pull/pull coil split to open even more tonal variations, whilst the no-load tone control allows you to cut the tone completely so that your guitar's natural tone can shine through unblemished. If your musical tastes lean more towards the heavier side of things, then you're going to fall in love with this setup.
If it's sweeping dive bombs and lofty wailing that you're after, you'll be please to find the Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 double-locking recessed tremolo and FRT-O2000 locking nut. The Floyd Rose system allows you to play around with your vibrato to your heart's content, safe in the knowledge that your strings will return to position with tuning intact. Knurled flat-top control knobs guarantee that when making adjustments on-the-fly, your fingers will achieve greater purchase on the knob for smooth attenuation. Whatever your level, everyone is bound to fall in love with the Charvel Pro Mod So Cal Style 1 HH FR Electric Guitar.
Manufacturer Charvel Model Pro Mod So Cal Style 1 HH FR E Electric Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple with Graphite reinforcement Fingerboard Material Aged Ebony Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Locking Tremolo No. of Frets/Fret Profile 22/Jumbo Position Inlays Dots Nut Floyd Rose FRT 02000 Locking Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed) Active/Passive Passive Tuners Charvel Branded Die-Cast Pickups Neck: Seymour Duncan SH-6N Humbucking
Bridge: Seymour Duncan JB TB-6 Humbucking
Controls Volume with push/pull coil split No-Load Tone Control Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1: Bridge Pickup
Position 2: Both inner coils
Position 3: Neck Pickup
Position 1: Bridge outer coil
Position 2: Both outer coils
Position 3: Neck outer coil
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