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Recently saw the Guthrie Govan Rig Rundown on Youtube and he was playing his new Charvel. I instantly got GAS, really badly. It has that great rock sound when you use a bit of dirt but the cleans are what got me. He rolled down the tone knob and it didn't get muddy or dull, it just...smoothed out. Its a sound i've never gotten out of a Strat or my Mira.

I went around looking for one and couldn't find it on Musician's friend and apparently, Long and Mcquade doesn't carry the brand. I ended up going on the Charvel website and holy crap its almost $5000!!!!!!

My dreams are officially crushed

If you guys wanna see the video its here
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5000 LIST.

Still gonna be expensive as hell, but more like 3 grand than 5.
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5000 LIST.

Still gonna be expensive as hell, but more like 3 grand than 5.


Charvel are still pretty rare in shops; just found one in the uk that works out to about $4000...
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Since that is a Custom Shop model you are probably going to be looking at $2,500-$3,000 USD. Not cheap, but not the $5,000 MSRP.

The good news is that you can build a parts guitar from Warmoth or USA Custom for about half of that and get a guitar that is just as good if not better. It won't be what Guthrie plays, and it won't have Charvel on the headstock, but you can easily build it with the same tonewoods, parts and electronics no problem.
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and get a guitar that is just as good if not better


Unless you're a luthier... I doubt that.
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but the cleans are what got me. He rolled down the tone knob and it didn't get muddy or dull, it just...smoothed out. Its a sound i've never gotten out of a Strat or my Mira.


treble bleed cap on the volume knob

doesn't the mira already have one?
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£2489 Uk,That's $4185.34 USD.Think i'd rather go for a US PRS,Thinking of getting one this year.
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treble bleed cap on the volume knob

doesn't the mira already have one?


It doesn't sound the same. If you listen to Guthrie it's more of a smooth sound. My Mira can't really do that.

To be honest I was hoping for maybe around $1000 USD. There's a lot of smaller shops in Ontario that sell Charvel but not Fender and those models seem to range from $300-$700 almost max.

I would definitely go the Warmoth way but I'm too cheap. As much as I love some guitars, I can justify spending that much.
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You need to keep in mind the rest of Guthrie's setup, that helps to keep everything nice and sparkly.
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^ yeah. or he might have a different value cap on the volume knob, or a slightly more involved treble bleed circuit.

odds are there's no magic involved. odds are it's basic electronics which will cost maybe £5. as long as you can work out exactly what's going on.
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