Around 1980, Charvel was one of those manufacturers who served the market with so-called "super strats". Edward Van Halen was undoubtedly the originator of the idea, carving his instrument with a screwdriver and chisel.
The current Pro-Mod DK24 is a model that goes completely in this direction. Especially the two Seymour Duncan humbuckers serve sound ideas that can be clearly assigned to modern rock and fusion. Instead of the usual Floyd Rose, the designers installed a stable standard vibrato from Gotoh. To get a grip on possible detuning problems, there are so-called locking mechanisms, which reduce the windings of the string around the axis to a minimum and thus exclude canting.
The model is an outstandingly playable guitar with a whole range of switching possibilities. The caramel maple neck is beautifully slim and, like the compound fretboard, accommodates fast, virtuosic solos.
- Body: alder
- Neck: 2-piece maple bolt-on
- Shape: speed neck with rounded fingerboard edges
- Graphite reinforcement
- Fingerboard:Caramelized maple
- Radius: 12-16" compound
- Neck width: 42.86mm
- Inlays: white dots
- Body: 24, jumbo
- Pickup neck: Seymour Duncan Pro APH-1N Alnico II
- Pickup Bridge: Seymour Duncan SH-10B Custom Full Shred
- Electronics: Volume, Tone
- Switch: 5-way switch, 2-way miniswitch (all series or parallel)
- Bridge: Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo
- Mechanics: Charvel Die Cast Locking
- Color: Black
- Made in Mexico