Charvel

Description

Reagan-era Sunset Strip glam metal has its devotees and detractors, but there's just no arguing with the
ferociously slamming chops of guitarist Russ "Satchel" Parrish. Simply put, nobody puts the 1987 into today like Parrish and his metalloid feline cohorts, and Charvel is excited to deliver a huge horns-up in the tiger-striped form of the Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK Yellow Bengal.

The instrument has an alder Dinky body with sharper-radius top edges and a flamboyantly florescent Yellow Bengal finish. Of special note are the two Fishman Fluence Classic humbucking pickups, which share a single volume control knob with special push/pull dual voice activation. Using this control, the PRF-CHB- NB1 neck pickup delivers ideal-but-elusive vintage PAF humbucking neck pickup tone with just the right dynamics and output (voice one), or a Fluence-exclusive neck tone with clear and airy chime, unreal high end, highly vocal midrange and tight lows (voice two). Similarly, the PRF-CHB-BB1 bridge pickup delivers ideal vintage PAF humbucking tone calibrated for perfect output (voice one), or quintessential hot-rodded humbucking bridge tone without all the baggage (voice two). You get the idea—it sounds %$#@& huge.

The two-piece bolt-on maple neck has a Fender Stratocaster headstock with Charvel-branded die-cast tuners, graphite reinforcement and heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel, and a Charvel neck plate. Atop that is a
compound-radius maple fingerboard (12"-16") with 22 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays. Other features include a three-way toggle pickup switch, rear-body "football" output jack, Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 double - locking two-point tremolo bridge, and more.

Features
  • Solid alder Body with a satin finish
  • Bolt-on 2-piece maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • Maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
  • Fishman Fluence Classic PRF-CHB-NB1 humbucker at the neck and PRF-CHB-BB1 humbucker at the bridge
warning

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body wood: Solid Alder
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck wood: 2-piece maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Heel-mount
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed urethane gel
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 12"-16" compound
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Fishman Fluence Classic humbucker
  • Bridge: Fishman Fluence Classic humbucker
  • Special electronics: Push/pull dual voice activation on pickups
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Country of origin: Mexico

Featured Articles