Charvel introduces its USA-built production models, with limited custom colors

Nashville, TN (July 9, 2008) -- Charvel introduced their USA production line at Summer NAMM, priced just under $1000. The new line consists of three models in standard black: San Dimas Style 1 & 2, and So-Cal Style 1. Each model will also be available in its own extremely limited custom color that will change every three months or so.




USA Production Models will be available beginning July 15.

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Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
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