As of the end of 2015 this guitar now comes with a thin lacquer coating to help protect the guitar on the road.
You can't rush a good thing, and the Charvel Guthrie Govan signature model has certainly been a long time coming. After two years of design and perfecting, the Guthrie Govan signature Charvel guitar has finally arrived!
Carefully designed to Guthrie's specification, you can expect the GG signature Charvel to be something of a performer. We're licking our lips already about the prospect of the 24-fret XJ birdseye-maple fingerboard, and flame maple neck. Fitted with an NOS tremolo bridge, the Guthrie signature guitar will be available with the choice of either a flame or birdseye maple top.
Along with a Victory Amp, the Charvel Guthrie Govan signature will be a tone monster!
Here's What Charvel say about the Govan Signature Guitar
As a preeminent modern virtuoso, U.K. guitar master Guthrie Govan dazzles all who hear him. After two years in meticulous development working closely with the man himself, Charvel is profoundly pleased to introduce the ultimate ultra-pro guitar—the Guthrie Govan Signature model. With so many special features and high-performance appointments, it's truly the ideal expression of Govan's artistry rendered in distinctive Charvel form.
The San Dimas body has a beautiful bird's-eye maple or flame maple top, with a thin clear lacquer and a specially contoured heel (sans neck plate) for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The bolt-on neck is quartersawn flame maple with a "caramelized" heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, with graphite reinforcement and a convenient truss rod adjustment wheel at the body end. Most unusually for a San Dimas model, the compound-radius (12"-16") flame-maple fingerboard spans two octaves, with the same caramelized treatment as the neck, 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets and special maple dot inlays with ebony borders.
Other premium features include three specially wound Charvel custom MFB pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan demands, two notched control knobs (master volume, master tone) with brass position markers set into the body, recessed original-style NOS Floyd Rose® tremolo bridge with Tremol-No™ unit and oversized brass block, bone nut, chrome hardware and 25.5" scale length.
- Available with bird’s–eye maple or flame maple top
- Quartersawn bolt–on "carmelized" flame-maple neck with two graphite rods for enhanced neck stability
- Compound–radius (12–16) flame–maple fingerboard with 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets
- HSH pickup configuration featuring Charvel Custom MFB pickups for clear and transparent tone
- HStriking appointments such as special maple dot inlays with ebony borders
- Recessed original–style NOS tremolo bridge with Tremol–NO™ system for rock–solid tuning stability