Guthrie Govan Unveils His New CHARVEL Signature

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!”

The Guthrie Govan is available here for $2,799.