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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 Shop Basswood San Dimas Electric Guitar Trans Red Burst
Here’s a Custom Shop San Dimas built for speed with some hot-rod looks to it as well with a Trans Red Burst finish over a flame maple top. The guitar has a basswood body with a quartersawn maple neck, ebony fretboard for a sharp and bright sound, and two DiMarzio humbuckers with a Floyd Rose tremolo for well-defined Rock and Metal tones with the option of divebombs and squeals.
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Charvel Custom Shop Exclusive Natural Series Carbonized Recycled Redwood San Dimas HH Electric Guitar
This Natural Series Charvel cuts away all of the non-essentials and leaves you with only the features that you need! The carbonized recycled Redwood body was harvested from an old railroad trestle in California for a true-to-life extreme aging process. The wood provides crystal clear tone no matter your playing style. The neck is constructed from carbonized Curly Red Maple for rock solid stability. A Natural Oil neck finish gives the neck an unbelievably slick feel. The dual Seymour Duncan humbuckers provide plenty of firepower, and the locking Floyd Rose tremolo ensures you're always in tune.
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Charvel Custom Shop Exclusive San Dimas Mahogany Natural Series Left-Handed Electric Guitar
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 $1,795.00. 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.
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Charvel Custom Shop Exclusive San Dimas Matte Black Series
They say if it ain't broke, don't fix it...and we say if the first run was awesome, we should do it again! A few years ago, the Music Zoo did a run of San Dimas guitars from the Charvel Custom Shop that had a great matte black finish. They were killer guitars, and this batch is no exception.

Besides the "stealth bomber" look of the matte black finish, the guitar features an Alder body, a single-piece Maple neck with 22 jumbo frets, Floyd Rose tremolo, and all black hardware. To give the guitar the greatest range of tones with the simplest setup, we decided on two of Seymour Duncans most popular pickups: A JB humbucker in the bridge and a Quarter Pound single coil pickup in the neck position, with a single dome-style volume knob to control them. This guitar is a workhorse, providing both excellent playability and tone.
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Charvel Custom Shop Nitro San Dimas Electric Guitar Seafoam Sparkle with Platinum Overspray
When Music Zoo owner Tommy Colletti sat down with the Charvel Custom Shop to design the "Ultimate" San Dimas that would blend both old and new features into one amazing instrument, he probably didn't imagine that it would turn out this well! The Birdseye Maple neck is based on a 3D-scanned model from Tommy's beloved 1980 San Dimas for a naturally played-in feel in a new neck, with rolled shoulders for extra comfort. The brass side dots and Pearl position markers look gorgeous against the Ebony fingerboard. What really makes this guitar special, however, is the Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish over the Alder body. Classic San Dimases (like Tommy's 1980 model) were finished in a durable polyurethane gloss for resilience. But the Natural Nitro on this guitar gives a great feel and look that perfectly matches the comfortable neck. The dual Seymour Duncan humbuckers and three-way switch give you access to tons of hard rock and heavy metal tones, and the master Volume control lets you pull back for rhythm or crank up for lead!
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas 2H Electric Guitar Snow White
A San Dimas built with Charvel Custom Shop high quality craftsmanship and components, here is a double humbucker San Dimas in a classy Snow White finish, with an oil-finished single-piece of quartersawn maple for the neck, an alder body, Floyd Rose trem, Seymour Duncan JB and ’59 humbuckers, and a compound radius with jumbo frets for big sweeps and easy shredding. A guitar that looks great and sounds even better.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas 2H Electric Guitar Textured Crackle Black over Sherwood Green
This is one for the Charvel finish hall of fame if you ask us - a textured black crackle over sherwood green! How cool is that? This San Dimas has the classic fast-playing quartersawn maple neck, a recessed Floyd Rose trem, and a Duncan Black Winter bridge humbucker, a more modern Metal humbucker from Seymour Duncan that gives you clarity and punch no matter how fast you're playing or dimed out your gain is.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Electric Guitar Red Sparkle
Fast riffs and great looks, all part of the package with this Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas with a Red Sparkle finish and a super slick oil-finished maple neck (a single quartersawn piece, no less.) This one is loaded with two EVH Wolfgang humbuckers for a classic Brown sound, and topped off with a Floyd Rose and brass knobs for big divebombs and a classy old-school Charvel vibe.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Korina Electric Guitar Root Beer Transparent
This is a San Dimas made a bit different than all the rest – made out of a korina body with a figured maple neck and a Root Beer Transparent finish to showcase the grain of the wood. The guitar has abalone fretboard dot inlays, along with gold covered Seymour Duncans and non-recessed Floyd Rose tremolo for deep dives!
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Charvel Custom Shop So Cal HSS Electric Guitar Black
This is a So Cal built for no-nonsense looks and fast, brutal riffs. Built in the Custom Shop with a single-piece quartersawn maple neck, jumbo frets, a Floyd Rose tremolo, and a Seymour Duncan Black Winter bridge humbucker, a pickup that can take any amount of gain you put through it and still give you lots of clarity and punch through any dissonant chords or riffs. Topped off with a 1-ply white pickguard for contrast, this is a So Cal that demands attention.
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Charvel Custom Shop Warren DeMartini San Dimas Electric Guitar Skull Graphic
The Warren DeMartini Signature San Dimas® Models were designed to the Ratt guitarist's demanding specifications and built to be no-nonsense, high-performance tone machines. Three classic Dan Lawrence graphic finishes are available and this is the very cool looking Skull graphic.
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Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature Birdseye 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!

Guthrie chose materials and design carefully and what emerges is a guitar using a Roasted Basswood body with a Non-Roasted Birdseye Maple top, a bolt-on Roasted Birdseye 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 Birdseye 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!

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 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!

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 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!

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 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!

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 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!

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 Joe Duplantier Signature San Dimas Electric Guitar Flat Grey
The Joe Duplantier Signature San Dimas guitar is made according to the Gojira guitarists specifications. It's a high-performance instrument finished in flat grey and with aesthetical touches such as open-coil black and grey Charvel MFB humbucker pickups, black hardware, and a gorgeous ebony fretboard. It's traditional in that it has six strings and a tune-o-matic/stopbar-like bridge and tailpiece. A mother-of-pearl "G" inlay marks the 12th fret. It's wonderful to look at but much more fun to play.
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