Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature San Dimas Guitar, Birds Eye Maple

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Product Ref: 57489

  • Meticulously Designed and Developed Over Two Years by Charvel and Gurthie Govan
  • Caramelized Flame Maple Neck and Fingerboard Adds a Vintage Sound and Feel
  • Features Two Charvel Custom MFB Humbucking Pickups and a MFB Single Coil Middle Pickup
  • Five-Position Blade Switch with Master Volume and Master Tone Controls
  • Includes Simple but Effective Heel-Mounted Spoke-Wheel Truss Rod Adjustment

Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature San Dimas Guitar, Birds Eye Maple


The Charvel Gurthie Govan Signature San Dimas Electric Guitar is finally here after meticulous development over two years, working closely with Gurthie himself. This unique guitar is packed with special features and high performance hardware, the true expression of Govan's artistry in a distinctive Charvel form. This signature model features a 'caramelized' Basswood body with a bird's-eye Maple top, a bolt-on quartersawn flame Maple neck with graphite reinforcement adding strength and durability. Other premium features include a recessed Charvel locking tremolo bridge and three specially wound Charvel Custom MFB pickups arranged in a versatile HSH configuration, all controlled by a 5-position blade switch. It goes without saying that this Gurthie Govan model will stand out from the crowd, providing a incredible performance and a beautiful finish.

Product Ref: 57489

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Stunning ''Caramelized'' Body, Neck and Fingerboard

The signature San Dimas body has an eye-catching bird's-eye Maple top, with a thin clear matte finish and specially contoured heel, making access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard easier than ever before. The bolt-on neck is made from quartersawn flame Maple with a 'caramelized' finish, this heat and drying treatment give it a vintage feel making it sound and feel much older. The neck is reinforced with graphite and features a convenient truss rod adjustment wheel at the body end. The unique part of this San Dimas is that the compound-radius flame Maple fingerboard spans two octaves, with the same caramelized treatment as the neck, 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets and special maple dot inlays with ebony borders.

Packed with Premium Performance Hardware

When it comes to hardware this guitar has plenty on offer, starting with the three specially wound Charvel custom MFB pickups. A Charvel Custom MFB Humbucking is positioned at the bridge and neck, with a MFB Single-Coil placed in the middle, in a HSH configuration. All three pickups are controlled by a versatile 5-position blade switch allowing the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Govan himself demands. Master volume and master tone are controlled by the two notched control knobs, complete with brass position markers set into the body. This guitar is finished with a Charvel locking tremolo bridge with Tremol-No™ unit and oversized brass block, bone string nut, chrome hardware and a 25.5'' scale length.


  • Heel-Mounted Spoke-Wheel Truss Rod Adjustment
  • Contoured Body Heel with Recessed Neck Attachment Ferrules (No Neck Plate)
  • Maple (with Ebony Border)
  • Face Dot Position Inlays and Black Side Dots
  • Gotoh® Strap Buttons
  • Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs
  • Brass Control Position Marker Inlays in the Body
  • Side-Mounted Oval Jack
  • Low-Friction Potentiometers


  • Model Name: Guthrie Govan Signature Model
  • Model Number: 286930
  • Series: Artist Signature Models

Body & Bridge:

  • Body: Caramelized Basswood with Bird's Eye Maple Top
  • Finish: Natural
  • Bridge: U.S.-Made Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge with Tremol-No™

Neck & Fingerboard:

  • Neck Material: Caramelized 2-Piece Flame Maple with Graphite Reinforcement
  • Fret Size: X-Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Dot
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Number Of Frets: 24
  • Fretboard Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Radius: 12'' - 16'' Compound Radius (304.8mm - 406.4mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.6875'' (42.8mm)
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)

Pickups & Hardware:

  • Bridge Pickup: Charvel Custom MFB Humbucking
  • Middle Pickup: Charvel Custom MFB Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Charvel Custom MFB Humbucking
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge and Middle Pickups
    • Position 3: Middle Pickup
    • Position 4: Middle and Neck Pickup
    • Position 5: Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume & Master Tone
  • Hardware: Chrome