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Charvel Desolation DST-3 FR Star Electric Guitar Black

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The Desolation Star DST-3 FR 1H hails the return of Charvel' classic Star body profile, with features including a bolt-on maple neck with angled heel, 12-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo fre... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Desolation Star DST-3 FR 1H hails the return of Charvel' classic Star body profile, with features including a bolt-on maple neck with angled heel, 12-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and dot inlays, single humbucking pickup with black bezel, single domed metal volume control knob, Floyd Rose® locking tremolo, sealed die-cast tuners and black nickel hardware. With a variety of features and finishes, the Desolation Star DST delivers the devastating tone, killer looks and high-performance playability that separate the Desolation series from others.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES

  • Mahogany body with bolt-on maple neck
  • Comfortable compound radius fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets
  • Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo
  • Precision sealed die-cast tuners
  • Single BooHeung BO-102JB humbucking pickup
  • Case sold separately
SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body: Mahogany
Neck
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Position Inlays: Dot
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: H
  • Bridge Pickup: BooHeung BO-102JB Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
  • Controls: Master Volume
Hardware
  • Hardware: Black Nickel
  • Bridge: Recessed Floyd Rose® FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo
  • String Nut: Floyd Rose® R3
Miscellaneous
  • Unique Features: Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo, Compound Radius Fingerboard with 24 Jumbo Frets, Sealed Die-Cast Tuners, Bolt-On Neck
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CharvelDesolation DST-3 FR Star Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is an amazing guitar and you can't beat the price!

By Savage_6

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Charvel Desolation DST-3 FR Star Electric Guitar:

    I actually picked this guitar up new for half price right after the holidays. Our other guitarist has one and I'm always playing his when he brings it to practice. I couldn't pass it up for the money. I see a lot of griping about the pick up, and honestly it's nonsense. The pick up is fine. A lot of people are off put because it doesn't say EMG, DiMarzio, Duncan, etc. If you slapped a recognized name on it, they'd praise it. It's clear and articulate, but it also has a lot of punch to it. The neck on this thing is amazing, but that's to be expected with any Charvel or Jackson. I can't say enough about this thing. It's simple, affordable and amazing. If you have the money , buy it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    With a little work, a good guitar

    By phillip

    from undisclosed

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Sharp Look

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Charvel Desolation DST-3 FR Star Electric Guitar:

    Nice black star body, one pickup, one volume knob, a Floyd. Simple. The stock pickup is inferior. I replaced it with an EMG H4A and improved the sound greatly. I bought mine used and it was not set up well. I was able to fix that, can't comment on how well a new one would be set up. It now plays and sounds great. This guitar has potential, and if you have the time, patience, and knowledge, it's a worthwhile addition to the arsenal.

     
    5.0

    Yes

    By GuitarSlinger

    from OC, Ca

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Have both so I put screaming demon pickups in!

    Cons

    • Now their some of the most fun to play!

    Best Uses

      Comments about Charvel Desolation DST-3 FR Star Electric Guitar:

      Love the way these guitars play! you can always change pickups or try your pedal chain to get your sound!

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