Charvel Releases Updated Pro-Mod DK24, San Dimas & So-Cal Guitars

Newly updated models feature Seymour Duncan pickups and graphite-reinforced necks for their high-performance Pro-Mod line.


Pro-Mod DK24 HH 2PT CM Poplar Burl, Carmelized Maple Fingerboard, Transparent Black Burst

A brazen instrument for the progressive guitarist searching for an unparalleled spectrum of sound. The alder Dinky body is topped with poplar burl and features a sculpted shredder’s cut heel and a scalloped lower back bout for easy upper access to the fingerboard. The bolt-on caramelized maple “speed” neck has graphite reinforcement, silky-smooth hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel and Luminlay side dots. Its 12”-16” compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard features comfortable rolled edges, 24 jumbo frets, 4mm pearloid dot inlays and Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut. Brimming with versatility courtesy of the mini two-way toggle switch for series and parallel, this axe features a custom Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B bridge and custom Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APH-1N neck pickups combine for a crisp top-end with low-end articulation, along with soaring highs and silky lows. Other features include five-way blade pickup switching, Stratocaster-style skirt knobs for the volume control (with 500K EVH Bourns low-friction potentiometer) and no-load tone control and a Gotoh Custom 510 recessed tremolo bridge. ($1,299.99 USD)

Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HSS HT M Platinum Pearl

Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HSS HT M Platinum Pearl ($999.99 USD). Features Charvel string-through-body hardtail bridge, direct mount Seymour Duncan pickups with a humbucking JB TB-4 in the bridge, single-coil Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 in the middle and Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP in the neck, five-way pickup blade switching, volume control, and no-load tone control.

Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR M, Maple Fingerboard, Chameleon

Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR M, Maple Fingerboard, Chameleon ($1,199.99 USD). Features direct mount custom Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B humbucking bridge and custom Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APH-1N humbucking neck pickups, three-way pickup blade switching, volume control (push/pull coil split) and no-load tone control.

Pro-Mod San Dimas STyle 1 HH FR M, Maple Fingerboard, Miami Blue

Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR M, Maple Fingerboard, Miami Blue ($999.99 USD) Features direct mount Seymour Duncan JB TB-4 humbucking bridge and Seymour Duncan '59™ SH-1N humbucking neck pickups, three-way pickup blade switching, volume control with (push/pull coil split) and no-load tone control.

Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E, Ebony Fingerboard, Lime Green Metallic

Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E, Ebony Fingerboard, Lime Green Metallic ($999.99 USD) Features direct mount Seymour Duncan JB TB-4 humbucking bridge and Seymour Duncan '59 SH-1N humbucking neck pickups, three-way pickup blade switching, volume control with (push/pull coil split) and no-load tone control. Available May 2022.

Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HSH FR M, Maple Fingerboard, Platinum Pink 

Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HSH FR M, Maple Fingerboard, Platinum Pink ($1,099.99 USD) Features a high-output Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6 humbucking bridge pickup, Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 Single-Coil middle pickup and a Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6N humbucking neck pickup, five-way pickup blade switching, volume control, no-load tone control, white pickguard and chrome hardware.

Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M, Maple Fingerboard, Gamera Black

Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M, Maple Fingerboard, Gamera Black ($999.99 USD) Features Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6 humbucking bridge and Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6N humbucking neck pickups, three-way pickup blade switching, volume control with push/pull coil split, no-load tone control, tortoiseshell pickguard and chrome hardware.

Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR E, Ebony Fingerboard, Satin Primer Gray

Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR E, Ebony Fingerboard, Satin Primer Gray ($999.99 USD) Features Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6 humbucking bridge and Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6N humbucking neck pickups, three-way pickup blade switching, volume control with push/pull coil split, no-load tone control, black pickguard and black hardware.

Explore the New Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 Models

More info at: https://www.charvel.com/.

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