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Charvel Desolation DS2 Pro Stock Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# H86684
OVERVIEW

A contemporary guitar with Zebra humbuckers and set neck design.

The Charvel Pro Stock DS2 delivers a traditional slant on a contemporary guitar, with a single-cutaway carved-top mahogany body and set neck body design. It also features a mahogany neck with contoured heel, classic cream binding (Satin Blue features black binding) and pickup bobbins, compound-radius rosewood fingerboard (12"-16") with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid inlays, dual passive Charvel humbucking pickups with 3-way toggle switching, Charvel bridge specially designed for compound-radius fingerboards, satin chrome hardware and three-on-a-side locking Charvel tuners.

FEATURES
  • Single-cutaway carved-top mahogany body and
  • Set neck body design
  • Mahogany neck with contoured heel
  • Classic cream binding (Satin Blue features black binding) and pickup bobbins
  • Compound-radius rosewood fingerboard (12"-16")
  • 24 jumbo frets and pearloid inlays
  • Dual passive Charvel humbucking pickups
  • 3-way toggle switching
  • Charvel bridge specially designed for compound-radius fingerboards
  • Satin chrome hardware

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SPECIFICATIONS

Desolation DS2 Pro Stock Electric Guitar

  • Body
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: Charvel Fast
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Keystone Standard
  • Fretboard Radius: 12” to 16” Compound Radius (304.8mm to 406.4mm)
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Oiled Natural
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: Charvel® Zebra Humbucking
  • Neck Pickup: Charvel® Zebra Humbucking
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Up: Neck Pickup, Middle: Bridge and Neck Pickups, Down: Bridge Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Satin Chrome
  • Bridge: Charvel® Fully Adjustable Radius Compensated Bridge with Anchored Tailpiece
  • String Nut: Plastic
  • Miscellaneous
  • Unique Features: Carved Top, Modern Lightweight Contoured Single Cutaway Body, Mahogany Set Neck, Contoured Heel, Alumiloid “Keystone” Position Inlays, (White Pearloid on (572) Satin Gold Metallic), Body, Neck and Headstock Binding, Matching Headstock, Black Plastic Parts, 3-Over, 3-Under Tuning Machine Array
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CharvelDesolation DS2 Pro Stock Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Jamming (4)
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    5.0

    Charvel DS2 Pro Stock

    By SIV

    from Louisiana

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Charvel Desolation DS2 Pro Stock Electric Guitar:

      When I started playing in the 70's, cheap import guitars were just that, cheap. Did not play well, did not sound good, and most were just not sound investments. This and other inexpensive imports of the day are a different breed. This guitar has a great finish, great unfinished neck, frets finished very well, rolled fret board, 12 to 16 inch radius, and very comfortable to sit and play, which is how I play most these days. A great guitar to just pick up and play anywhere. The body is thinner and smaller than a typical Les Paul. String tension seems to be less as well, although this is supposed to be a 25 1/2 inch scale guitar. Very easy guitar to play and easy on the back due to being light. Alpha pots and electronics seem to be installed well.

      The guitar came set up ready to play. There are a few frets that are a not level, but you get this on much more expensive guitars as well. Only guitar I ever bought brand new that did not need fret dressing was a Godin. A little filing, crowning, and polishing and you are good to go.

      Very fun guitar to play, but I will be replacing the pickups, which are not bad, just are not on par with the rest of the guitar. I play classic rock and a bit of heavier rock and going with a PAF style pickup. This guitar comes with passive and not actives like the others. Got this on sale and I could not be happier. Nice guitar to add to the collection.

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      4.0

      Great guitar for the money

      By GL

      from NYC

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Charvel Desolation DS2 Pro Stock Electric Guitar:

      As many people have mentioned, the quality for the price of the Charvel Desolation series is crazy good. You cant go wrong for the money in general - but more-so as this guitar arrived with flawless fretwork and setup, and instant playability. It's very light and the back of the neck (raw finish) lets you know its not a high-end guitar but that doesn't matter. Nothing a little light sanding on the back of the neck didn't smooth out. I did change out the pickups (to RailHammers: Hyper Vintage - Awesome) and the electronics which takes this guitar from the bedroom to jamming with the band and small gigs. Great as a second stage guitar or if you don't have the budget, great as a primary. I cant see anything going wrong with this guitar under most circumstances. In summary, great for the money and works fine as-is. Throw some decent pickups in it and you've got a guitar to play with pride.

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      5.0

      great guitar for the money!

      By cliff

      from 8063

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Charvel Desolation DS2 Pro Stock Electric Guitar:

        Great price! Fast and free shipping! Great guitar!

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        5.0

        awesome value

        By danno

        from louisville ky

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Charvel Desolation DS2 Pro Stock Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is a fantastic value, I doubt you would ever get more bang for your buck

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW

          By king5697

          from St. Louis, Mo

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Charvel Desolation DS2 Pro Stock Electric Guitar:

            I cant believe that they can build a guitar of this quality at such a low price. It is simply fantastic for what you get. Locking tuners, neck through, great pickups as well. This instrument does not feel cheap at all. They must put these things through strict quality control because mine arrived and it was flawlessly built. Great buy.

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