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Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar  

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  • Model Desolation DC-2 ST
  • Mahogany body with carved top
  • Through-body fast neck with tilt-back scarf joint head stock
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An entirely new design from Charvel with mahogany woods, a carved top, and active pickups.

The Desolation DC-2 ST has a double-cutaway mahogany body with a carved top and a bound mahogany set neck with scalloped heel. Features include a compound radius (12”-16”) Indian rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid inlays, pearloid body and headstock binding, dual Charvel active humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, Charvel bridge specially designed for compound-radius fingerboards, black nickel hardware, three-on-a-side locking Charvel tuners, and solid and trans finishes (flame maple veneer on trans finishes).

Magnificent Desolation. The Charvel Desolation series introduces entirely new designs not previously seen in Charvel’s 30-year history, offering more tonal and stylistic options for discerning players everywhere. Devastating tone, killer looks and high-performance playability separate the Desolation series from all others. It’s a whole new series of Charvel guitars for a whole new world of players.

Features

  • Model Desolation DC-2 ST
  • Mahogany body with carved top
  • Through-body fast neck with tilt-back scarf joint head stock
  • Abalone "Keystone" position inlays
  • Mahogany neck
  • Oiled neck finish
  • H/H pickup configuration
  • Active Desolation bridge pickup
  • Active Desolation neck pickup
  • 3-position toggle pickup switching
  • Charvel - Jackson compound radius compensated bridge
  • Case sold separately

Get great playability and massive tone with this fresh-looking guitar. Order today.

 

Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 24 jumbo frets
  • 12" to 16" compound neck radius
  • 1.65" nut width
  • 25.5" scale length
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CharvelDesolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Small venues (3)
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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Tumbleweed axeslinger

    from Great state of Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Light Weight
    • Quality construction

    Cons

    • No Case Comes With It

    Best Uses

    • Hard Rock Metal Blues
    • Just Begs To Be Played

    Comments about Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar from Charvel (can't believe some others never heard of this company-remember Randy Rhoads and Jackson???) nicely balanced, light weight, active pickups are quite powerful, finish is great. Surprisingly, this thing plays blues great on the neck pickup with some tone control rubbed off, great sustain. A steal at this price, get one or two before they figure it out and raise the price!

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    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Versitility is limited.

    By Ernieumass

    from Easthampton, MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar:

        This guitar wants to play metal, so if you are not a metal player, this guitar would not be a good fit for you. I wanted something comparable to my G&L F100, which I upgraded with EMG 81/85 pickups, but an axe that was new and had perfect action. The action is beautiful, the feel is great, and the guitar is so gosh dang (they actually censored the word d*mn? geez, what year is this?) pretty, but it is practically waving a lighter at you the whole time that you are playing, screaming, "Play some metal, dooooode!!!!!" I have no complaints about this axe, it is just not a good fit for me. The guitar is too trebley without much bottom.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wow!

        By J Mars

        from Charleston

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None so far

        Best Uses

          Comments about Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar:

          Wow! Do yourself a favor. This thing plays out of the box like no guitar I've ever played brand new! The action is great. Sound is great. It almost feels weird it's so easy to play. VERY low action with absolutely no fret buzz. If you're even remotely interested, buy this guitar! You will not be sorry!

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely the best guitar

          By Tom21Midnight

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar:

            Like everyone here has said it is an amazing guitar, were working on an album right now and so far all the tracks have been recorded with this guitar. We have a 3000 dollar les paul, another 3 guitars (Ibanez, Schecter, LTD) and this blows all of them out of the water and the others are all atleast tripple the price. Almost couldn't believe what i saw when it arrived. I must admit i was also nervous because i've never heard of charvel but the guitar is really worth triple what you pay for it. Buy it! You will not regret it, i promise you.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best guitar under $500.

            By AdamTragedy

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar:

              Purchased the Charvel Desolation DC-2 in Smear Blue the other day at a convention, and haven't regretted it yet! The active pickups that come stock with the guitar are amazing for the price of the guitar...even while playing with my gain all the way up, I don't lose any tone or gain any muddyness at all. The neck is very smooth, and the guitar came setup VERY well straight from factory. I slapped some Skinny Top - Heavy Bottom strings on it (9-52 guage), and tuned to drop B right away. Have been playing it for a little over a week and it has YET to go out of tune. I have had many guitars in my past, from Ibanez, to Yamaha, Fender to Jackson....and dozens of pickups, and this guitar takes the cake in every category possible.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow

              By 1234567777

              from Parsons KS

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • no cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar:

              Well I ordered the les paul style of this guitar and got the double cut away from a shipping error but this guitar is fantastic after playing it i couldnt send it back i would highly recommend this guitar the neck feels great the active pick ups are more than i expected the trans black is darker than the picture shows it to be

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Charvel Masterpiece

              By topcop41

              from Ringtown PA

              Comments about Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar:

              Cannot praise this ax enough... just a metal machine.... Action is phenomenol out of the box.. it almost plays itself, yes it is that good!!! I have owned Fender Strats, Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson SG's, and PRS's but this guitar absolutely and unequivocally blows them all out of the water for playability.
              Everything you need to play Metal or Classic Rock! The Charvel active pickups have incredible sustain... a little feedback at times but that is to be expected with these type of pickups.
              Excellent craftsmanship--no flaws. Action was perfect out of the box.
              Unbelievable value for the price...

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Chavel Desolation Guitar

              Comments about Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar:

              Again the color is just beautiful! Far exceeded my expectations when I opened the box,WOW! The neck is just fantastick as well, great action and playability. It is really light and makes hanging on your neck all night a pleasure. The three way toggle switch is right where it needs to be to change your sound and it just sounds great with nice sharp clear highs and a very mellow lower range. This guitar can give you most of all the sounds you'll want for whatever style of music you're playing. If My house cought on fire, this would be the guitar that I grabbed to get out!
              I admit that I was a little sceptial of the quality of this guitar because I had never heard of Chavel and also few things in life that are any good are reasonably priced these days. I ALWAYS read the reviews to see what other people who have bought the item say about it as I did with this guitar. Everyone said good buy and they were RIGHT!! This is a great guitar. I also have a Telecaster, Stratocaster, Les Paul and an Ibanez and this is really my favorite! I bought the Blue Smear Transparent and it is simply BEAUTIFUL! The absolute best finish on a guitar I've ever seen. If your looking for a great sounding guitar, great looking guitar, great action, ( as good as the Fenders and Gibsons) then the price will just be the icing on top of the cake. I LOVE this guitar!
              Everything about this guitar is top quality. Beautif color, craftsmanship, Chavel active humbucking pickups and action all say that somebody there at Chavel cares about their product! This would be the last guitar I'd let go.
              For the money I haven't seen anything to even come close, really! If the price of this guitar was based on it's quality, It would sell for three times what they are asking for it.

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              (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              In my opinion, this is the best guitar right now and great potential!

              By WINSTON WU

              from delaware

              Comments about Charvel Desolation Double Cutaway 2 Electric Guitar:

              Pros:
              1. Great Action
              2. Beautiful binding and craftsmanship.
              3. Great sound espcially with a Peavey VYPYR
              great sound, great action, a set neck, beautiful ammenities, with pearl and abalone inlays, grover tuners and Indian rosewood, can't beat that!
              Quality:
              Easy to play faster action. When I went to a local guitar store, they showed me the DC-2 ST. Right away I felt this was a great guitar especially with someone with smaller hands,( but I paid the full price). Now I just can't stop playing. but I'm sure this guitar will be great for everyone. Ordered another for my nephew from you all!
              Value:
              The finish is very similiar to a gibson les paul and similiar in sound . I would consider this as a starter guitar up to the working professional or for people like me with smaller hands, but I'm sure everone one will love this guitar. Very versitile.

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