Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Flame Maple

As a preeminent modern virtuoso, U.K. guitar master Guthrie Govan dazzles all who hear his playing. Charvel spent two years of meticulous development with Govan to first introduce his Guthrie Govan signature model in 2014, and it’s the ultimate ultra-pro guitar. Loaded with special features and high-performance appointments, it's truly the ideal expression of Govan's artistry rendered in distinctive Charvel form.
For 2017, Charvel is offering new incarnations of Govan’s signature model, including the Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Flame Maple.
This 25.5” scale guitar offers a caramelized basswood San Dimas® body with a gorgeous flame maple top with a thin satin urethane 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), U.S.-made recessed Charvel locking tremolo bridge with Tremol-No™ unit and oversized brass block, bone nut and chrome hardware.

Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Flame Maple

Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature

This visually striking Charvel signature model shows minor vague wear and general evidence of prior use but is in great functional condition. Includes factory hard case, Tremolo arm and build certificate.

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General

Model Name
Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Flame Maple, Caramelized Flame Maple Fingerboard, Natural
Model Number
2865434701
UPC
885978781959
Series
Artist Signature Models
Color
Natural

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Hardshell Case
Included Accessories
Includes Hardshell Case

Body

Body Finish
Satin Lacquer
Body Material
Caramelized Basswood Body with Flame Maple Top
Body Shape
San Dimas®
Body Style
Solid Body

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Caramelized 2-Piece Flame Maple with Graphite Reinforcement
Fingerboard Radius
12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fret Size
Jumbo Stainless
Neck Finish
Hand-Rubbed Urethane Gel
Neck Material
Caramelized 2-Piece Flame Maple with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Plate
4-Bolt (recessed)
Number of Frets
24
Nut Material
Bone
Position Inlays
Ebony Ring with Maple Dot Center
Truss Rod
Dual-Action
Truss Rod Nut
Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
Truss Rod Wrench
Yes

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Charvel Custom MF Humbucking
Pickup Configuration
HSH
Controls
Volume, Tone
Middle Pickup
Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil
Neck Pickup
Charvel Custom MF Humbucking
Special Electronics
2 Mini-Toggle to engage Single Coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker position
Pickup Switching
5-Position Blade and 2-Position Toggle with multiple switching options

Hardware

Bridge
Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge
Control Knobs
Dome Style Luminlay Numbered Knobs
Hardware Finish
Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
None
Tremolo Arm
Pop-In Tremolo Arm
Tremolo Block
Brass
Tuning Machines
Sperzel® Locking

Miscellaneous

Strings
NPS, .010-.046 Gauges