Ten decades back, Southern California was a hot bed for appearing gunslinging guitarists looking for celebrity and fortune.Top dogs within this bunch, players such as Warren DeMartini and Jake E Lee, knew of Charvel, a local guitar store that made the supreme hot-rodded superstrate with updates such as humbucking pickups, locking tremolos and flatter radius fingerboards with jumbo frets that supported quick, dexterous playing.
For Charvel, victory was hastened by catering for the new generation of guitarists, but overpowering need and sky high prices retained away these instruments from the normal Joe.
Music styles have shifted since then but fleet-fingered guitarists have consistently stayed, and that's the reason Charvel's high functionality guitars continue to be in favor. The brand new Charvel ProMod SoCal Style 1 HH FR epitomizes the classic stripped down superstrate with top parts along with an eye-catching finish which will turn heads but with a cost that will not leave you out and down on the Sunset Strip.
The Charvel ProMod SoCal Style 1 HH FR features an alder body, two-piece walnut neck with 25 1/2–inch scale length, 12 into 16inch chemical fingerboard radius, 22 jumbo frets and a heel mounted talked wheel for correcting neck relief onto the dual graphite reinforcement truss rods.
Showing up at a blinding Rocket Red neon complete, the guitar seems like it's ready to race. Plugged in, the SoCal's high output Seymour Duncan Distortion pickups flip any mild-mannered amplifier to some loud fire-breathing monster.
The pickups sound enormous using a fat bottom end, warm mids, and searing highs once I played with a great deal of high gain distortion, along with the coil tap on the volume knob is a great touch to find some brighter spank on cleaner configurations. The guitar has been solidly constructed and feels glossy, but what's more, the guitar pushes one to perform quickly with its "rate" neck profile, super low activity and finely dressed jumbo frets which made me easily shred over my ability level. And also for whammy bar drops and harmonic shouts, the Floyd Rose tremolo retained the pruning in check. You can find if electric guitar strings are easier to bend by reading the articles on http://www.electricguitarguide.info.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Hotrodded using Seymour Duncan Distortion pickups, a hand-rubbed neck along with a Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo, the Charvel ProMod SoCal Style 1 HH FR is a road deadly fretboard racing machine constructed for fracture neck speed.