Charvel Desolation DS-2 ST Electric Guitar in Flat Black


The Charvel Desolation DS-2 guitar gets a make over. The Charvel DS-2 ST is a versatile single-cutaway electric guitar. Built to ensure even those on a budget can enjoy the rock 'n' roll features of a Charvel without compromising on playability. In a market where loads of guitars are vying for attention, the DS-2 ST stands out.

Now featuring a multi-ply neck and body binding, the DS-2 ST has more class than ever, and it all comes together in the slick, fast, full-throttle Charvel Desolation guitar.

Key features to look out for include the 24 fret, rosewood fretboard, mahogany body, set neck with a comfortably-scalloped heel, and compound radius fretboard. These all count towards a sound that has tons of sustain, and a neck that lets modern guitarists express themselves to the max! Charvel guitars have the edge. Have you?

Here's what Charvel say about the DS-2 ST

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. 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.

New for 2014, the Desolation DS-2 ST has been upgraded with new multi-ply neck and body binding, new metallic “keystone” fingerboard inlays and stylish satin-chrome hardware. Continuing premium features include a carved-top single-cutaway mahogany body, mahogany set neck with scalloped heel, compound radius (12”-16”) rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets, dual Charvel active humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, Charvel bridge specially designed for compound-radius fingerboards, three-on-a-side Charvel tuners, and solid and trans finishes (flame maple veneer on trans finishes). Available in Flat Black, Trans Black, Trans Purple Burst, Trans Marigold, Trans Red and Trans Blue Smear.


  • Model Name: Desolation™ DS-2 ST
  • Model Number: 2971021
  • Series: Desolation™


  • Body: Mahogany


  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Alumiloid Keystone
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Oiled
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)


  • Fretboard: Rosewood


  • Pickup Configuration: HH
  • Bridge Pickup: Active Desolation™ Humbucking
  • Neck Pickup: Active Desolation™ Humbucking
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:  Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)


  • Hardware: Satin Chrome
  • Bridge: Charvel®-Jackson® Compound Radius Compensated
  • String Nut: Plastic
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