Holy Guthrie. This guitar should be nominated for knighthood. Smoothies, city blocks and new species of mammals should be named after it. There should a free app that calculates your proximity to the nearest one. Pictures of it should come standard as a background choice for all laptops.
This guitar courted and wooed me before I got a single note out of it. The first thing you'll notice is the neck. It's just the right shape: not a baseball bat, not paper thin. When you play with your hand flat and your thumb directly in the back, it'll really let you open up and get into full stride. But when you reach your thumb around the top for a big bend, there's still plenty of neck to dig into. Tonally, this guitar sports a straight ahead but all-encompassing setup that provides great flexibility without any weird controls or batteries. The pickups are some of the best sounding things I've heard. They're clear, responsive, and always very honest to your playing without getting in the way. Single coil jangle and chime, full-on humbucking leads, warm neck pickup jazz tones - it's all in there. The build quality is outstanding. This is one of those guitars that just feels more balanced and precise than what you're used to. In short, this is one of the best electric guitars I've played. It's perfect for the Guthrie disciple or simply any player looking for a super high-end, no-nonsense workhorse shredder.
The Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Caramelized Ash is a 25.5” scale guitar that offers a carmelized ash San Dimas body with a thin satin lacquer finish and a specially contoured heel (sans neck plate) for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The bolt-on flame maple neck has a "caramelized" heat and drying treatment that makes it sound and feel much older, with graphite reinforcement, hand-rubbed urethane on the back and a convenient truss rod adjustment wheel at the body end. Most unusually for a San Dimas model, the 12"-16" compound radius flame maple fingerboard spans two octaves, with the same caramelized treatment as the neck, 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets and special maple dot inlays with ebony borders, as well as Luminlay® side-dots that emit light for the darkest of stages.
Other premium features include three specially wound Charvel custom MF pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan demands, a 2-way mini toggle switch to engage single coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker position, two Luminlay numbered dome control knobs for volume and tone, U.S.-made recessed Charvel locking tremolo bridge with Tremol-No™ unit and oversized brass block, bone nut and chrome hardware.
- Caramelized Ash Body
- Bolt-On Caramelized Flame Maple Neck w/ Graphite Reinforcement
- 12"-16" Compound Radius Caramelized Flame Maple Fingerboard
- Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Bridge and Neck) and Chervel Custom MF Single-Coil (Middle) Pickups
- U.S.-Made Charvel Locking Recessed Tremolo
- 5-Way Blade, 2-Way Toggle, Volume, Tone Controls
- Model: Guthrie Govan Signature
- Body: Caramelized Ash
- Fretboard: Roasted Flame Maple
- Neck Wood: Roasted Flame Maple
- Finish: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
- Scale: 25.5"
- Fretboard Radius: 12"-16" Compound
- Nut: 1.6875"
- Frets: 24, Jumbo, Stainless Steel
- Neck Shape: Speed Neck w/ Rolled Fingerboard Edges
- Neck and Bridge Pickups: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking
- Middle Pickup: Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil
- Control Knobs: Volume, Tone
- Mini-Toggle: Single-Coil Simulation
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo
- Tuners: Sperzel Locking
- Case: Charvel Molded Deluxe Hardshell
- Serial #: GG19001987
- Instrument Weight: 7.7 lbs.
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