Charvel DK22 The Music Zoo Review

The Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS brings a full spectrum of tone to the modern player!

The Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS caters to a new breed of player emerging, offering a versatile platform that with features that appeal to everyone from shredders to fusion players. The new model was designed for high-speed playing, providing a 12”-16” compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard features comfortable rolled edges, 22 jumbo frets, pearloid dot inlays and Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut. Scroll below to see some hi-res photos and read our review on this awesome new guitar from Charvel!

 Charvel DK22 The Music Zoo Review

Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS Specs

  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • Alder Dinky body with scalloped lower back bout
  • Sculpted shredder’s cut heel
  • Bolt-on caramelized maple neck with graphite reinforcement and hand-rubbed satin urethane on the back
  • 12”-16” compound radius caramelized fingerboard with rolled edges, 22 jumbo frets and 4mm pearloid dots
  • Luminlay side dots
  • Heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel
  • Routed for an SSS pickup configuration with a direct mount Seymour Duncan Custom Hot Rails Strat SHR-1B humbucking bridge, Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 Single-Coil middle and Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP Single-Coil neck pickups
  • Five-way blade switch, volume control (500K EVH Bourns low friction potentiometer) and no-load tone control
  • Stratocaster-style skirt knobs
  • Gotoh Custom 510 tremolo bridge
  • Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut
  • Charvel-branded sealed die-cast locking tuners and standard strap buttons

 Charvel DK22 The Music Zoo Review

Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS Tone

This Charvel Pro Mod DK22 Routed for an SSS pickup configuration, combining a Seymour Duncan Custom Hot Rails Strat SHR-1B, Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 single-coil middle pickup, and Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP single-coil neck pickup. You'll have an endless supply of tonal options, each with a unique character and that familiar Strat sound. This is the perfect combination of classic tone and modern feel.

 Charvel DK22 The Music Zoo Review

Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS Feel

With this guitar, you'll get a baked neck with a buttery-smooth hand-rubbed satin urethane finish on the back for unmatched playability. The neck is comfortable and seemingly limitless when it comes to playing a variety of styles. Stability is top-notch, but a heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel allows for quick and easy neck relief adjustments when necessary. The upper-fret access is also great thanks to the scalloped lower back bout!

 Charvel DK22 The Music Zoo Review

Why We Like It

The Pro-Mod DK22 SSS 2PT CM brings premium modern features at an affordable price, namely the five-way blade pickup switch, Stratocaster-style skirt knobs for the volume w/ 500K EVH Bourns low friction potentiometers, no-load tone controls, Gotoh Custom 510 tremolo bridge, die-cast tuners and a trio of no-frills satin finishes!

 Charvel DK22 The Music Zoo Review

You Might Also Consider

Want a little more power in the bridge position? Try the HSS pickup configuration on Charvel's Pro-Mod DK24 HSS, consisting of a Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B bridge pickup, Seymour Duncan Flat Strat SSL-6 single-coil middle pickup and Seymour Duncan Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP single-coil neck pickup hits with plenty of focused humbucker grit and springy vintage snap. You'll also get a Floyd Rose tremolo!

Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS Price

$1049.99 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.

Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS Colors

The Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS model is available in Electric Blue, Gloss Black and Pharaohs Gold

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