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2012

CHARVEL GUITARS — DESOLATION™ • PRO-MOD • ARTIST SIGNATURE • USA CUSTOM SHOP


Magnificent Desolation The Charvel ® Desolation™ series introduces entirely new designs not previously seen in Charvel’s 30-year history, offering more tonal and stylistic options for discerning players everywhere and bringing a long-acclaimed tradition of high performance to more guitarists now than ever before. Devastating tone, killer looks and high-performance playability separate the Desolation series from all others. It’s a whole new series of Charvel guitars for a whole new world of players, with the sound and performance known to the world’s greatest guitarists more affordable now than ever before.

DESOLATION™ SOLOIST™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 DESOLATION™ SINGLE CUTAWAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 DESOLATION™ DOUBLE CUTAWAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 DESOLATION™ SKATECASTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 DESOLATION™ STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 PRO-MOD SO-CAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 PRO-MOD SAN DIMAS®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 CHARVEL® USA CUSTOM SHOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 SPECIFICATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 “Desolatescape” scenes photographed by Robert Knight

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Desolation ™

S o l o i st ™

D x - 1 st & f r

Dx-1 FR iN CHERRY SUNBURST STRIN G-THROUGH-BODY C harvel ® Jackso n ® Compo und Radius Com pensat ed Bridge or Floyd Rose ® FRT-O5000

EMG ® 81 Act ive Bridge and EMG ® 85 Act ive Neck Pickups

Matching Painted Headstock with ABALONE Binding

MAPLE Neck-Through BODY with shark tooth positio n i nl ays

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S OLOI S T

S N OW WHI T E : D X - 1 s h o w n )

T RA N S RE D : dX - 1 ( S h o w n )

T r a ns B L U E S MEAR : D X - 1 ( S h o w n )

T RA N S B LACK : D X - 1 ( S h o w n )

F LA T B l a c k : D x - 1 ( S h o w n )

Black: Dx-1, (shown)

CHERR Y S U N B U R S T : D X - 1 ( s h o w n )

COLOR S 7


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S I N GLE C U T AWA Y D S - 1 S T & F R

DS-1 ST IN TRANS Red

Charvel ® Jackso n ® Compo und Radius Com pens ated Bridge or Floyd Ro se ® FRT-O5000

ABALONE HEAdstock/Bo dy BINDING AND Deluxe KEystone INLAYS

Bl ack Nickel hardware and dome d knobs

du al Seymo ur D uncan ® BLACKOUTS AHB-1 pick ups

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S I N GLE C U T AWA Y D S - 2 S T

DS-2 ST IN FLA T BLACK

Pearloid HEAdstock/Bo dy BINDIN G A ND KEyst one Deluxe INLA YS

Mahogany set Neck

Act ive Charvel ® Desol atio n™ pickups

C harvel Jackson ® Compound Radius Compensated Bridge

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S I N GLE C U T AWA Y D S - 3 st

DS-3 ST IN Bl ack

Charvel ® Bridge AND TAILPIECE

Mahogany Bolt -on Neck

Passive Charvel ® Humbucki ng pick ups

Bl ack Nickel hardware and d omed knobs

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BlacK: Ds-3 (shown)

S I N GLE C U T AWA Y COLOR S

f l a t B l a c k : ds - 1 , ds - 2 ( s h o w n )

T r a ns r e d : D s - 1 ( s h o w n ) , D s - 2 , D s - 3

sn o w w h i t e : D s - 1 ( s h o w n )

T r a ns B l a c k : D s - 1 ( s h o w n ) , ds - 2

T r a ns B l u e S m e a r : D S - 1 ( s h o w n ) , D s - 2

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D O U B LE C U T AWA Y D C - 1 S T & F R

DC -1 FR I N Trans BLACK

AB ALONE HEAdstock/Bo dy BINDIN G A ND Deluxe KEyst on e INLAYS

Mahogany Neck-Through BODY

Charvel ® Jackson ® Compound Radi us Compensated Brid ge or Flo yd R ose ® FRT-O5000

EMG ® 81 Act ive Bridge and EMG ® 85 Act ive Neck Pickups

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D O U B LE C U T AWA Y D C - 2 S T

DC-2 ST IN TRANS red

Charvel ® Jackso n ® Compo und Radius Com pens ated Bridge

Pearloi d HEAdstock/Bo dy BINDING AND Deluxe KEystone INLAYS

Bl ack Nickel hardware and d omed knobs

Mahogany set Neck

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D O U B LE C U T AWA Y COLOR S

T RA N S B L U E S MEAR : D C - 1 S T , D C - 2 ( s h o w n )

F LA T B LACK : D C - 1 S T , D C - 2 ( s h o w n )

T RA N S RE D : D C - 1 S T , D C - 2 ( s h o w n )

B LACK : D C - 1 ( s h o w n )

T RA N S B LACK : D C - 1 ( s h o w n ) , D C - 2

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S KA T ECA S T ER S K - 1 S T & F R

SK -1 ST IN TRANS bl ue s mear

A BALO NE HEAdstock/Bo dy BINDIN G A ND Deluxe KEyst on e INLAYS

EMG ® 81 Act ive Bridge and EMG ® 85 Act ive Neck Pickups

Mahogany Neck-Through BO DY

Charvel ® Jackson ® Compound Radi us Compensated Brid ge or Flo yd rose ® FR T-O500O

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S KA T ECA S T ER S K - 3 S T

SK -3 ST IN fl a t gray

mahogany bolt-on n eck

Charvel ® Jackson ® Compound Radi us Compensated Bridge

bl ack nickel hardware

Passive Charvel ® Humbu cki ng pick ups

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Flat Gray: sk-3 (shown)

S KA T ECA S T ER COLOR S

flat black: sk-1 FR, sk-3 (shown)

T RA N S B LACK : s k - 1 ( s h o w n )

T RA N S B L U E S MEAR : s k - 1 ( s h o w n )

t r a ns r e d : s k - 1 S T ( s h o w n ) , s k - 3

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Star DST-1 ST & FR

DST-1 FR iN TRANS BLUE

Ma ple NECK THROUGH

Charvel ® Jackson ® Compound Radi us Compensated Bridge or Flo yd R ose ® FRT-O5000

HEADSTOCK PAI NTED TO MATCH BODY

EMG ® 81 Act ive Bridge and EMG ® 85 Act ive Neck Pickups

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Star DST-3 FR

DST-3 FR 1H IN B LACK

MA PLE bolt-on neck

Flo yd rose ® FRT-O500O

HEAD STOCK PAINTED BLACK

PASSIVE CHARVEL ® Hum bucki ng BRI DGE pick up

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S T AR COLOR S

S N OW WHI T E : D S T - 1 , D S T - 3 ( s h o w n )

T RA N S RE D : D S T - 1 ( s h o w n )

T RA N S B L U E D S T - 1 ( s h o w n )

T RA N S B LACK : D S T - 1 ( s h o w n )

B LACK : D S T - 1 ( S HOW N ) , D S T - 3

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P RO - MO D S O - CAL

pro-mod so-cal in sn ow white

Recess ed Floyd Ro se ® FRT-O2000 Double-locking tremolo

1-Ply b l ack or fl at bl ack pickg uard and bl ack hard ware

Dimarzio ® tone zone™ humbucking brid ge and dimarzio evol utio n neck pick ups

one-piece quartersawn maple neck

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P RO - MO D S A N D IMA S ®

Pro-mo d san dima s ® in ca ndy red

one-piece quartersawn maple n eck

Grover ® mini rotomatic ® tuners and Chrome Hardware

Direct-Mount Seymour Duncan ® JB™ TB4 Humbucking Bridge Pickup and ’59™ SH1N Humbucking Neck Pickup

Recessed Floyd Ro se ® FRT-O1000 Doub le-locki ng tremolo

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P r o - m o d S A N D IMA S

P r o - m o d S A N D IMA S

P r o - m o d S A N D IMA S

HH B LACK

HH CA N D Y RE D

HH S N OW WHI T E

HH CA N D Y B L U E

COLORI S P RO - MO D S O - CAL e t S A N D IMA S

P r o - m o d S A N D IMA S

P r o - m o d sO - CAL HH CA N D Y B L U E

P r o - m o d sO - CAL HH S N OW WHI T E

P r o - m o d sO - CAL HH CA N D Y RE D

P r o - m o d sO - CAL HH B LACK

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P RO - MO D WIL D CAR D

Pro-mod San Dimas 速 Wildcard IN Chrome Rod Fl ame

limit ed-run b ody finishes

Recessed Floyd R ose 速 Double-locki ng tremolo with matching hardware

one-piece quartersawn maple neck

limi te d-run pick up configurations

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AR T I S T S IG N A T U RE S ERIE S

warren dEmarti n i sign ature mod el in snakeskin

ma tching or Maple headstock

o ne-piece quartersawn maple neck

seymo ur duncan 速 quarter pounder neck pick up and custom sey mour duncan brid ge pick up (snakeski n)

Recessed Floyd R ose 速 FRT-O2000 Double-locki ng tremolo and bl ack hard ware

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AR T I S T S IG N A T U RE S ERIE S

D e M a r t i n i S i g n a tu r e M o d e l C r o ss S w o r ds

D e M a r t i n i S i g n a tu r e M o d e l B o m b e r

D e M a r t i n i S i g n a tu r e M o d e l S k u l l

D e M a r t i nI S i g n a tu r e m o d e l S n a k e s k i n

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U S A c ust o m s h o p

USA Custom S Hop Bulls eye

BLUE FLAMES

GREEN QUIL T WITH GOL D

O PTICAL ILL USIONS

CUSTOM CLASSICS

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CHARVEL

DX-1

DS-1

DS-2

DS-3

DC-1

DC-2

SK-1

SK-3

DST-1

DST-3

SO-CAL

SAN DIMAS®

Mahogany Abalone Flame Maple Veneer on Trans Tops

Mahogany Pearloid Flame Maple Veneer on Trans Tops Metal Dome ST: Flat Black, Trans Black, Trans Blue Smear, Trans Red

Mahogany Plastic Binding Flame Maple Veneer on Trans Tops Metal Dome ST: Black, Trans Red

Mahogany Abalone Flame Maple Veneer on Trans Tops Metal Dome ST: Black, Flat Black, Trans Blue Smear, Trans Red, Trans Black — FR: Black, Trans Black

Mahogany Pearloid Flame Maple Veneer on Trans Tops Metal Dome ST: Flat Black, Trans Blue Smear, Trans Red, Trans Black

Mahogany Abalone Flame Maple Veneer on Trans Tops Metal Dome ST: Trans Black, Trans Blue Smear, Trans Red FR: Flat Black, Trans Black

Mahogany Plastic Binding Flame Maple Veneer on Trans Tops Metal Dome ST: Flat Black, Flat Gray, Trans Red

Mahogany Abalone on Trans Finishes Flame Maple Veneer on Trans Tops Metal Dome ST /FR: Black, Trans Black , Trans Blue Smear, Trans Red , Snow White

Mahogany N/A

ST/FR: Snow White, Trans Black, Trans Blue Smear, Trans Red, Cherry Sunburst, ST only: Black

Mahogany Abalone Flame Maple Veneer on Trans Tops Metal Dome ST: Flat Black, Snow White, Trans Black, Trans Blue Smear, Trans Red — FR: Flat Black, Trans Black

Metal Dome FR: Black, Snow White

Alder N/A 1-Ply Flat Back or 1-Ply Black Pickguard Black FR: Candy Red, Candy Blue, Snow White

Alder N/A – Chrome FR: Candy Red, Candy Blue, Snow White

Bridge Pickup

EMG® 81 (Active)

Seymour Duncan® AHB-1 (Black)

Active Charvel® Desolation™ Bridge

Passive Charvel® Humbucking Bridge

EMG® 81 (Active)

Active Charvel® Desolation™ Bridge (BLK)

EMG® 81 (Active)

Passive Charvel® Humbucking Bridge

EMG® 81 (Active)

Passive Charvel® Humbucking Bridge

DiMarzio® Tone Zone™ Humbuking Bridge Pickup

Neck Pickup

EMG® 85 (Active)

Seymour Duncan® AHB-1 (Black)

Active Charvel® Desolation™ Neck

Passive Charvel® Humbucking Neck

EMG® 85 (Active)

Active Charvel® Desolation™ Neck (BLK)

EMG® 85 (Active)

Passive Charvel® Humbucking Neck

EMG® 85 (Active)

N/A

DiMarzio® Evolution Humbuking Neck Pickup

Pickup Configuration Pickup Switching Special Electronics

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Active

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Active

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Active

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Passive

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Active

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Active

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Active

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Passive

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Active

H N/A Passive

HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Passive

Seymour Duncan® JB™ TB4 Humbucking Bridge Pickup - DirectMount Seymour Duncan® ’59™ SH1N Humbucking Neck Pickup - DirectMount HH Down Bridge, Middle Bridge & Neck, Up Neck Passive

ST: Charvel® Jackson® Compound Radius Compensated Bridge, Strings-Through-Body FR: Floyd Rose® FRT-O5000 Black Nickel Black Plastic, Floyd Rose® Locking on FR Models Charvel® Tuning Machines (Locking on ST Models) Yes (Floyd Rose® Nut Adjustable on FR Models)

ST: Charvel® Jackson® Compound Radius Compensated Bridge FR: Floyd Rose® FRT-O5000 Black Nickel Plastic, Floyd Rose® Locking on FR Models Charvel® Tuning Machines Yes (Floyd Rose Nut Adjustable on FR Models)

Charvel® Jackson® Compound Radius Compensated Bridge

Charvel® Bridge and Tailpiece

Charvel® Jackson® Compound Radius Compensated Bridge

Recessed Floyd Rose® FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo

Recessed Floyd Rose® FRT-O1000 DoubleLocking Tremolo

Black Nickel Plastic Charvel® Locking Tuning Machines Yes

ST: LP Style w/ Stop Tailpiece FR: Recessed Floyd Rose® FRT-O5000 Double-Locking Tremolo Black Nickel Black Plastic, Floyd Rose® Locking on FR Models Charvel® Tuning Machines (Locking on ST Models) Yes (Floyd Rose® Nut Adjustable on FR Models)

Recessed Floyd Rose® FRT-O5000 Double-Locking Tremolo

Black Nickel Plastic Charvel® Tuning Machines Yes

ST: Charvel® Jackson® Compound Radius Compensated Bridge FR: Floyd Rose® FRT-O5000 Black Nickel Plastic, Floyd Rose® Locking on FR Models Charvel® Tuning Machines (Locking on ST Models) Yes

Charvel® Jackson® Compound Radius Compensated Bridge

Black Nickel Plastic Charvel® Tuning Machines Yes

ST: Charvel® Jackson® Compound Radius Compensated Bridge FR: Floyd Rose® FRT-O5000 Black Nickel Plastic, Floyd Rose® Locking on FR Models Charvel® Tuning Machines (Locking on ST Models) Yes (Floyd Rose® Nut Adjustable on FR Models)

Black Nickel Floyd Rose® R3 Charvel® Tuning Machines Yes

Black Plastic Grover® Mini Rotomatic™ Floyd Rose® Nut Adjustable

Chrome Plastic Grover® Mini Rotomatic™ Floyd Rose® Nut Adjustable

Finger Board Radius Fingerboard Fret Size Headstock

12” to 16” Compound Radius Rosewood Jumbo Painted to Match Body

12” to 16” Compound Radius Rosewood Jumbo Painted to Match Body

12” to 16” Compound Radius Rosewood Jumbo Painted Black

12" Rosewood Jumbo Painted Black

12” to 16” Compound Radius Rosewood Jumbo Painted to Match Body

12” to 16” Compound Radius Rosewood Jumbo Painted Black

12" to 16" Compound Radius Rosewood Jumbo Painted to Match Body

12” to 16” Compound Radius Rosewood Jumbo Painted to Match Body

12” Rosewood Jumbo Painted Black

12" to 16" Compound Radius Maple Jumbo Maple

12" to 16" Compound Radius Maple Jumbo Maple

Headstock Binding

Multi-Ply Binding (Single-Ply on Satin Black finish) Abalone

Pearloid

None

Abalone

Pearloid

Abalone

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Neck Binding Neck Material Neck Shape Number of Frets Position Inlays Scale Length Truss Rods

Multi-Ply Binding (Single-Ply on Satin Black finish) Maple Neck-Through Charvel® Fast 24 Shark Tooth 25.5” (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

Black/White Mahogany Set Neck Charvel® Fast 24 Deluxe Keystone 25.5" (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

Black/White Mahogany Bolt on Charvel® Fast 24 Dots 25.5" (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

Black/White Mahogany Neck-Through Charvel® Fast 24 Deluxe Keystone 25.5" (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

Black/White Mahogany Set Neck Charvel® Fast 24 Deluxe Keystone 25.5" (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

Black/White Mahogany Neck-Through Charvel® Fast 24 Deluxe Keystone 25.5" (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

Black/White Maple Neck-Through Charvel® Fast 24 Shark Tooth 25.5” (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

Maple Bolt-on Charvel® Fast 24 Dots 25.5” (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

N/A 1 Piece Quartersawn Maple Charvel® Fast 22 Dots 25.5" (648 mm) Dual Action

N/A 1 Piece Quartersawn Maple Charvel® Fast 22 Dots 25.5" (648 mm) Dual Action

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MODEL

Body

S P ECI F ICA T IO N S

Body Material Body Binding Body Top Control Knobs Color

Electronics

Hardware Bridge

Hardware String Nut Tuning Machines Truss Rod Wrench

Black Nickel Plastic Charvel® Tuning Machines Yes

Neck All specifications subject to change without notice.

Black/White Mahogany Neck-Through Charvel® Fast 24 Deluxe Keystone 25.5" (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

16" Rosewood Jumbo Painted Black or Painted to Match Body on Flat Gray Grey on Flat Black, Black on Flat Grey and Trans Red Black/White Mahogany Bolt-on Charvel® Fast 24 Dots 25.5" (648 mm) Dual Action at Headstock

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PN: 9911095216 ©2012 JCMI. Charvel®, Desolation™, San Dimas®, Soloist™ and the distinctive headstock design commonly found on CHARVEL® guitars are trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and used herein under license to JCMI. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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