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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 San Dimas Metal Mod 7 String Mahogany Electric Guitar Natural Oil
This Charvel Custom guitar is absolutely built for metal! The addition of a low B string lets you get deep, thunderous lows that modern guitarists require. Dual Bare Knuckle Aftermath 7 humbucker pickups with black Battle-Worn covers provide seriously dark and saturated tones with a distinct emphasis on bass and mids with understated high-end. The guitar is very much a San Dimas with its Maple neck, gorgeous Ebony fretboard and 22 jumbo, stainless steel frets. What sets it apart is the Mahogany body, which delivers huge tone and sustain. Simple in design and aesthetic, this is a sophisticated guitar capable of a wide musical palette. from jazz to fusion to metal.
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Charvel Custom Shop 2015 NAMM Showpiece San Dimas Electric Guitar Aged Lightning
This Charvel Custom guitar was featured at the 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Masterbuilt by Charvel's "Red" Dave Nichols, this San Dimas features an aged "Lightning Bolt" design over its Alder body. The fast-playing quartersawn Maple neck and fingerboard features 22 stainless steel frets for a silky feel. The single Seymour Duncan pickup is wired straight to a volume knob for dead simple operation. A Floyd Rose locking tremolo and nut ensures you'll always been in tune.
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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 Nitro Aged San Dimas Electric Guitar NOS Black Pearl
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 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 Walnut position markers look gorgeous against the light Maple neck. What really makes this guitar special, however, is the aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish. Classic San Dimases (like Tommy's 1980 model) were finished in a durable polyurethane gloss for resilience. But the Black Pearl Nitro on this guitar has been specially aged for a well-loved and well-worn look that perfectly matches the comfortable neck. The dual DiMarzio humbuckers and three-way switch give you access to tons of hard rock and heavy metal tones, and the single Volume control lets you pull back for rhythm or crank up for lead!
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Charvel Custom Shop Nitro Aged San Dimas Electric Guitar NOS Sonic Blue
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 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 Rosewood fingerboard. What really makes this guitar special, however, is the aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish. Classic San Dimases (like Tommy's 1980 model) were finished in a durable polyurethane gloss for resilience. But the Sonic Blue Nitro on this guitar has been specially aged for a well-loved and well-worn look that perfectly matches the comfortable neck. The dual DiMarzio humbuckers and three-way switch give you access to tons of hard rock and heavy metal tones, and the single Volume control lets you pull back for rhythm or crank up for lead!
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Charvel Custom Shop Nitro Aged San Dimas Electric Guitar Olympic White
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 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 dark Ebony fingerboard. What really makes this guitar special, however, is the aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish. Classic San Dimases (like Tommy's 1980 model) were finished in a durable polyurethane gloss for resilience. But the Olympic White Nitro on this guitar has been specially aged for a well-loved and well-worn look that perfectly matches the comfortable neck. The dual DiMarzio humbuckers and three-way switch give you access to tons of hard rock and heavy metal tones, and the single Volume control lets you pull back for rhythm or crank up for lead!
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Charvel Custom Shop Nitro San Dimas Electric Guitar Pink 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 Transparent Green
This Charvel Custom guitar is absolutely built for metal. Dual DiMarzio humbuckers provide plenty of high-gain fire power in an easy-to-use package. The Ash body is finished in a gorgeous Transparent Green that really stands out on any stage. The hardtail bridge allows for wide bends and legato without worrying about going out of tune. The guitar is very much a San Dimas, with a fast-playing Maple neck, gorgeous Ebony fretboard and 22 jumbo, stainless steel frets. Spartan in design and aesthetic, this is a sophisticated guitar capable of a wide range of high-performance guitar playing--from jazz to fusion to metal.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Flat Top Flame Maple Top Electric Guitar Cherry Drop
The masters at Charvel's Custom Shop have done it again! Taking their traditional San Dimas shape to the next level, this Flat Top features a Mahogany body with a gorgeous Flame Maple top. The striking Cherry Drop burst finish is framed by White body binding and complemented by a deep Red dye finish on the back. The bolt-on Maple neck is topped with a gorgeous piece of Cocobolo that's inlaid with subtle Mother-Of-Pearl dots. The through-body stringing and Tune-O-Matic style bridge promise great sustain, while the dual Bare Knuckle humbuckers provide all the hard rock and heavy metal tone players demand.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Flat Top Flame Maple Top Electric Guitar Lemon Drop
The masters at Charvel's Custom Shop have done it again! Taking their traditional San Dimas shape to the next level, this Flat Top features a Mahogany body with a gorgeous Flame Maple top. The striking Lemon Drop burst finish is framed by White body binding and complemented by a Natural gloss finish on the back. The bolt-on Maple neck is topped with a gorgeous piece of Cocobolo that's inlaid with subtle Mother-Of-Pearl dots. The through-body stringing and Tune-O-Matic style bridge promise great sustain, while the dual Bare Knuckle humbuckers provide all the hard rock and heavy metal tone players demand.
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Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Flat Top Flame Maple Top Electric Guitar Lime Drop
The masters at Charvel's Custom Shop have done it again! Taking their traditional San Dimas shape to the next level, this Flat Top features a Mahogany body with a gorgeous Flame Maple top. The striking Lime Drop burst finish is framed by White body binding and complemented by a deep Green dye finish on the back. The bolt-on Maple neck is topped with a gorgeous piece of Cocobolo that's inlaid with subtle Mother-Of-Pearl dots. The through-body stringing and Tune-O-Matic style bridge promise great sustain, while the dual Bare Knuckle humbuckers provide all the hard rock and heavy metal tone players demand.
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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 Warren DeMartini San Dimas
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-- "Crossed Swords", "Skull w/blood" and the "Bomber".

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Used 2010 Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Single Humbucker Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst
This guitar brings new meaning to the phrase "flame top"! This pre-owned Charvel features a Tobacco Sunburst finish over a gorgeous Flame Maple top. The body itself is constructed from Mahogany for tons of warmth and sustain. The Maple neck is topped with an un-inlaid 22 fret Ebony fingerboard for a slick playing feel. The string-thru construction enhances the sustain, and the Tune-O-Matic style bridge ensures you'll always play in tune. The Seymour Duncan humbucker is wired directly to the Volume control for unadulterated rock tone. This instrument is in overall good condition with some cracks in the neck pocket.
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Used 2014 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 pre-owned prototype of what became the regular production model of Guthrie's signature guitar.

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. This instrument is in overall excellent condition.
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Used 2014 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 pre-owned prototype of what became the regular production model of Guthrie's signature guitar.

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. This instrument is in overall excellent condition.
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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.