Guitar overlord Guthrie Govan has a brand new Charvel that is just so, so damn nice. The all-new Guthrie Govan Signature MJ San Dimas SD24 CM offers a Basswood body with an Ash top, a specially contoured heel for fretboard access, and a bolt-on Maple neck. The guitar offers three specially wound Charvel custom pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration, controlled by both a 5-way switch and a 2-way mini-toggle switch to engage single-coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker positions.
“Teenage me would be really happy to know that one day I would end up with a signature guitar, but it also comes with a kind of responsibility,” said Govan. “I think if you are going to have your name on the back of a headstock of an instrument, that’s you personally vouching for the quality and usability of that instrument and it’s not something to be taken lightly.
“I have a guitar that I am completely confident to take anywhere in the world and do any kind of gig with. Anyone out there who has heard the kind of thing I do and the way I blend different styles or the way I need to access different tones, if that’s something that resonates with you, I can only cordially invite you to try one out. Should you find one of these in the wild, who knows, you might just like it!”