Cool models, but really missing sparkle finishes hehe. So-Cal Style 1 in sparkle purple, slime green or something like that would be amazing.
I do with they would've kept the purple Sparkle. I got last year's purple sparkle So Cal with the ebony and I will attest the neck is pure magic. Ebony really makes sense in terms of tone and slick feel. Looks beautiful as well. The purple sparkle is definitely something special. Swapped the Duncan Distortions for a JB/Jazz and the guitar became even more alive.You know...If they'd make that So Cal Deep Purple with a full maple neck instead of the ebony, I'd jump. That would speak to me on soooo many levels. I've had several MIM's and other than a first year version that had severe fret buzz on the low E between 10 and 13, I thought they were all well made, no issues at all. I've pretty much gone non locking on my trem guitars lately but would happily snag up another Charvel if the right combination of components rolled around. I love the snow white So Cal with the black pickguard but hate the None More Black hardware all over it.
It's funny how a lot of people don't know him or Gojira even though they've been around since the 90s. I saw them open for Metallica and thought they were a new band.
I have tried to buy a MIM Charvel on several occasions but never found one that worked for me,
I got a blue MIM DK24 HH 2PT the other day and it was nearly perfect out of the box, even the intonation was good on 5 of the 6 strings. I wish I could have paid an extra $200 to get stainless frets, but that's not an option without going to the $3000+ USA version. Of course now I want a USA model too haha...
I have a 2020 SoCal Style 1 that I got a few months ago. Needed a minor setup when it arrived (string height was awfully high) but I had no issues with fret sprout or rough fret ends like everyone seems to think these Charvels have.
Awesome! I was so tempted every time I tried one at the shop but cant justify another 7 string right now. Stoked that they are coming out with a 6 string version this year though.I Just bought a 2020 Charvel dk24 nova 7 Vivaldi that is mik. Friggin great git mang. Very rolled fretboard, frets are perfect...action was shredder low right out of box... pickups sound great...idk what else one would want from a a 7 string. I do not have MIM Charvels...but I do have a few Mia ones...the Korean Vivaldi is a fantastic value for a truly pro level git imo,