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Charvel Guitars


Charvel Natural Series, Nitro Aged, Custom-Built, Production Models, Grover Jackson Legacy Series; they're all here at The Music Zoo. We've been fans ever since the first Charvels came out of a tiny shop in 1978. Now The Music Zoo is proud to be one of the biggest Charvel dealers in the world. Learn more about our Music Zoo Exclusive Charvels. The guitars pictured here are in stock and individually photographed. Please note: we will ship Charvel® products within the United States only.




Charvel Custom San Dimas Mahogany Metal Mod 6 Str
This Charvel Custom guitar is absolutely built for metal. Most notably it comes with two Bare Knuckle Warpig humbucker pickups with black Battle-Worn covers. These pickups were designed to be an "All-out extreme metal humbucker capable of seriously dark and saturated tones" as Bare Knuckle describes. There's a distinct emphasis on bass and mids, and less highs. The guitar is very much a mahogany-bodied San Dimas with the distinction of having a maple neck, gorgeous ebony fretboard and 22 jumbo, stainless steel frets. Perhaps simple in design and aesthetic, this is a sophisticated guitar capable of a wide musical pallete involving high-performance guitar playing--from jazz to fusion to metal.
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Charvel Custom Shop 7-String San Dimas Electric Guitar Matte Black
Looking for Charvel looks and playability, but taken down a notch in the Low End department? Here's your axe, and we think you couldn't ask for anything cooler: a 7-String San Dimas with a gunstock oil finished maple neck and a matte black finish to the body. We think the single piece of quartersawn maple looks excellent sans inlays, and the guitar is loaded with one Seymour Duncan Custom humbucker with a lone master volume for a straight "plug in and play" vibe.
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Charvel Custom Shop Exclusive Carbonized 160-Year-Old Pine San Dimas Electric Guitar
This Charvel Custom Shop 160 Year Old Pine San Dimas is one of a Music Zoo exclusive run. Each of these guitars features a body crafted from old-growth 160 year old Pine. This old-growth wood is considerably stiffer than new growth White Pine. It is very light weight and produces a clean and clear tone that also has a distinct "oomph" with a good amount of lower mid-range that makes the guitar really cut. These guitars feature two direct mounted Seymour Duncan humbuckers, Legacy crown head tuners, a light oil finish and a locking Floyd Rose tremolo. The Maple necks have been carbonized, a revolutionary process to stabilize the moisture content of the wood. All of these features add up to a guitar that is sure to inspire and amaze.
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Charvel Custom Shop Exclusive San Dimas Mahogany Natural Series
Tone, Feel, and Performance. What else do you need from your axe? The Charvel® Natural Series San Dimas guitars created by The Music Zoo deliver all three in spades. This exclusive line of USA-Made Custom Shop Charvel® San Dimas guitars is designed to deliver huge bang for the buck, starting at just $1,695.00. Read on for the whole story behind the Music Zoo Naturals:

In 2006 The Music Zoo's owner and vintage Charvel aficianado Tommy Colletti got on a plane to California and sat down with The Charvel Custom Shop to talk about a guitar he wanted to build. The idea was simple. No paint but instead a hand-rubbed, oil-finished body. One pickup, one knob. No frills, all business, and a world-class level of quality that The Music Zoo's customers would demand. Charvel had recently joined forces with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, and the build quality of the new Charvel product was stellar. Plus, we were all excited that Charvel guitars were once again being produced with the famous Stratocaster headstock, just like the Charvels from the late '70s/early 80s. The new Charvel necks, with an 1 11/16" nut width, and the skunk stripe on the back look and feel the part of their vintage predecessors. The time was right, and the San Dimas Natural Series from Charvel and The Music Zoo was born.

The bodies of the Natural Series guitars are what gives them monster tone. We spec'd high-quality Mahogany, Swamp Ash, or Koa; all three are fantastic tonewoods. Without thick layers of paint, the wood can breathe and resonate, resulting in a louder guitar acoustically, and a more responsive guitar plugged into your amp. The hand-rubbed oil finish is durable and brings out the beauty of the wood, and brings down the cost of the guitar to boot. The solid brass volume knob is another throwback to the original San Dimas.

The performance: Depending on your needs, the Charvel Natural Series San Dimas comes with either a vintage-style NOS brass tremolo or a rock-solid Floyd Rose with locking nut. The single pickup is a Seymour Duncan Custom 5, a versatile pickup that shows off the expanded frequencies of the oiled bodies while still providing enough gain to melt faces. After the initial run of Naturals was such a success, we expanded the original "one pickup/one knob" concept to dual humbucker configurations, often a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 at the bridge and a Jazz at the neck, and Hum/Single, often using a Cool Rails single coil at the neck. These configurations still keep it simple with a just single volume knob and a 3-way toggle switch.

Charvel®, San Dimas®, and the distinctive headstock design commonly found on Charvel® guitars are registered trademarks of FMIC under license to JCMI.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Brazilian Flag Electric Guitar
From Charvel's Custom Shop is this San Dimas model that's particularly unique due to the custom Brazilian flag paint job. The Music Zoo is offering a batch of San Dimas guitars with flag finishes in honor of the 2014 World Cup taking place in Summer 2014. This great playing guitar also features a gorgeous, oiled maple neck, black hardware, and a Duncan JB pickup.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas British Flag Electric Guitar
From Charvel's Custom Shop is this San Dimas model that's particularly unique due to the British flag custom paint job. The Music Zoo is offering a batch of San Dimas guitars with flag finishes in honor of the 2014 World Cup taking place in Summer 2014. This great playing guitar also features a gorgeous, oiled maple neck, black hardware, and a Duncan JB pickup.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Mahogany Electric Guitar Natural
Tone, Feel, and Performance. What else do you need from your axe? The Charvel® Natural Series San Dimas guitars created by The Music Zoo deliver all three in spades. This exclusive line of USA-Made Custom Shop Charvel® San Dimas guitars is designed to deliver huge bang for the buck. Read on for the whole story behind the Music Zoo Naturals:

In 2006 The Music Zoo's owner and vintage Charvel aficianado Tommy Colletti got on a plane to California and sat down with The Charvel Custom Shop to talk about a guitar he wanted to build. The idea was simple. No paint but instead a hand-rubbed, oil-finished body. One pickup, one knob. No frills, all business, and a world-class level of quality that The Music Zoo's customers would demand. Charvel had recently joined forces with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, and the build quality of the new Charvel product was stellar. Plus, we were all excited that Charvel guitars were once again being produced with the famous Stratocaster headstock, just like the Charvels from the late '70s/early 80s. The new Charvel necks, with an 1 11/16" nut width, and the skunk stripe on the back look and feel the part of their vintage predecessors. The time was right, and the San Dimas Natural Series from Charvel and The Music Zoo was born.

The bodies of the Natural Series guitars are what gives them monster tone. We spec'd high-quality Mahogany, Swamp Ash, or Koa; all three are fantastic tonewoods. Without thick layers of paint, the wood can breathe and resonate, resulting in a louder guitar acoustically, and a more responsive guitar plugged into your amp. The hand-rubbed oil finish is durable and brings out the beauty of the wood, and brings down the cost of the guitar to boot. The solid brass volume knob is another throwback to the original San Dimas.

The performance: Depending on your needs, the Charvel Natural Series San Dimas comes with either a vintage-style NOS brass tremolo or a rock-solid Floyd Rose with locking nut. This custom model comes with Seymour Duncan Custom 5 humbucker in the bridge and a Quarter Pounder single coil pickup in the neck position. Control is kept simple with a just single volume knob and a 3-way toggle switch.

Charvel®, San Dimas®, and the distinctive headstock design commonly found on Charvel® guitars are registered trademarks of FMIC under license to JCMI
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Portugal Flag Electric Guitar
From Charvel's Custom Shop is this San Dimas model that's particularly unique due to the Portuguese flag paint job. The Music Zoo is offering a batch of San Dimas guitars with flag finishes in honor of the 2014 World Cup taking place in Summer 2014. This great playing guitar also features a gorgeous, oiled maple neck, black hardware, and a Duncan JB pickup.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Spain Flag Electric Guitar
From Charvel's Custom Shop is this San Dimas model that's particularly unique due to the Spanish flag painted onto an otherwise red finish. Viva Espana! The Music Zoo is offering a batch of San Dimas guitars with flag finishes in honor of the 2014 World Cup taking place in Summer 2014. This great playing guitar also features a gorgeous, oiled maple neck, black hardware, and a Duncan JB pickup.
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Charvel Guthrie Govan Limited Edition Signature Prototype Birds Eye Electric Guitar
Guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan recently collaborated with Charvel to create a signature model that would encompass all his wants, needs, and desires within a guitar, and here's the net result! This example is an actual prototype of what will be the regular production model's of Guthrie's guitar, and The Music Zoo is honored to be the only dealer in North America to have it!

Guthrie chose materials and design carefully and what emerges is a guitar using a Basswood body with a Birds Eye Maple top, a bolt-on Roasted Flame maple neck with 24 extra jumbo frets, electronics that use custom-wound Charvel MFB pickups in an HSH configuration. The Guthrie Signature uses a Charvel Tremol-No bridge and Sperzel locking tuners that will allow for heavy tremolo activity.

These guitars are the absolute pinnacle when it comes to high-performance, and they will absolutely stretch your playing to the limit.
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Charvel Guthrie Govan Limited Edition Signature Prototype Flame Top Electric Guitar
Guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan recently collaborated with Charvel to create a signature model that would encompass all his wants, needs, and desires within a guitar, and here's the net result! This example is an actual prototype of what will be the regular production model's of Guthrie's guitar, and The Music Zoo is honored to be the only dealer in North America to have it!

Guthrie chose materials and design carefully and what emerges is a guitar using a Basswood body with a Flame Maple top, a bolt-on Roasted Flame maple neck with 24 extra jumbo frets, electronics that use custom-wound Charvel MFB pickups in an HSH configuration. The Guthrie Signature uses a Charvel Tremol-No bridge and Sperzel locking tuners that will allow for heavy tremolo activity.

These guitars are the absolute pinnacle when it comes to high-performance, and they will stretch your playing to the limit.
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Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature Birds Eye Electric Guitar
Guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan recently collaborated with Charvel to create a signature model that would encompass all his wants, needs, and desires within a guitar, and here's the net result!

Guthrie chose materials and design carefully and what emerges is a guitar using a Roasted Basswood body with a Non-Roasted Birds Eye Maple top, a bolt-on Roasted Flame Maple neck with 24 extra jumbo frets, electronics that use custom-wound Charvel MFB pickups in an HSH configuration. The Guthrie Signature uses a Charvel Tremol-No bridge and Sperzel locking tuners, both of which will allow for heavy tremolo activity.

These guitars are the absolute pinnacle when it comes to high-performance and they will stretch your playing to the limit.
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Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature Birds Eye Electric Guitar
Guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan recently collaborated with Charvel to create a signature model that would encompass all his wants, needs, and desires within a guitar, and here's the net result!

Guthrie chose materials and design carefully and what emerges is a guitar using a Roasted Basswood body with a Non-Roasted Birds Eye Maple top, a bolt-on Roasted Flame Maple neck with 24 extra jumbo frets, electronics that use custom-wound Charvel MFB pickups in an HSH configuration. The Guthrie Signature uses a Charvel Tremol-No bridge and Sperzel locking tuners, both of which will allow for heavy tremolo activity.

The Maple top on this guitar is stunningly figured, with Flame Maple elements that complement the Birds Eye figuring that runs throughout.

These guitars are the absolute pinnacle when it comes to high-performance and they will stretch your playing to the limit.
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Charvel Super Stock SD1 FR Electric Guitar Silver Sparkle
It's got looks to kill, and tone and playability, too. The Charvel Super Stock SD1 FR is a straightforward guitar that features two Duncan humbucker pickups and a Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut. It's a great, all-around high-performance guitar with a very appealing vibe. Note the beautiful coloration of the rosewood fretboard with a compound radius. Combined with slim profile of the guitar's maple neck, this Super Stock is eminently playable. This guitar also uses a nice piece of alder as it produces great tone unplugged.
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Used 1985 Wayne Charvel Phoenix Electric Guitar Black/Gold
Whooosh! Out of the ashes and into 1985! This very rare, one-off guitar is a Wayne Charvel Phoenix, a collaboration between Wayne and artist Jim O'Connor. The instrument features O'Connor's airbrushed artwork throughout. Adding to the Phoenix phlash are some fiber optics activated by the pickup switches (not currently working). Features include three EMGs, a Kahler tremolo system, and a neck-through design. The neck has a thin "C" profile. The guitar is in very good condition, although its original hardshell case is in poor shape.
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Used 2004 Charvel 25th Anniversary San Dimas Electric Guitar Cherry Sunburst
This Charvel features a Cherry Sunburst over a beautiful Flame Maple top. The Alder body is finished in a deep Red, and the Birdseye Maple neck has a hand-rubbed oil finish. The Seymour Duncan '78 humbucker provides grit and punch. A single volume control provides direct access to your perfect tone. Gold hardware completes the package. The guitar is in overall excellent condition.
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Used 2008 Charvel Custom Shop Electric Guitar Johnnie Grez Artwork
Here we have a pre-owned 2008 Charvel Custom Shop electric guitar with a portrait of a woman’s face, created by the renowned custom airbrush artist/tattoo artist, Johnnie Grez! It has two very small scratches on the back, but is in otherwise excellent condition. Features include an alder body, a maple bolt-on neck, a single humbucker with a master volume control, mini Schaller tuning machines, Floyd Rose tremolo system, and all black hardware. The original hardshell case is included.
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Used 2009 Charvel Custom Shop NAMM Show San Dimas Electric Guitar Natural
Here's a preowned 2009 Charvel Custom San Dimas in excellent condition. This guitar features a figured ash body with tortoise shell binding, and it's a real show piece. In fact, it appeared at a NAMM show back in '09 and has a special hang tag to show for it. The top is bookmatched and has a beautiful chevron flame. It also featres a mahogany body with an oil finish, a single Seymour Duncan '59 humbucker pickup, a beautifully figured maple neck, high-quality mini Schaller tuners, a Floyd Rose tremolo system, and chrome hardware. Weight is 8 pounds, 7 ounces.
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Charvel®, San Dimas®, Dinky™ and the distinctive headstock design commonly found on Charvel® guitars are registered trademarks of FMIC under license to JCMI.