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Charvel Desolation DST-1 ST Star Electric Guitar Snow White 

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The Desolation Star DST-1 ST hails the return of Charvel’s classic Star body profile, with features including a through-body maple neck, compound rad...Read More

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Classic body design with neck-through construction and EMG pickups.

The Desolation Star DST-1 ST hails the return of Charvel’s classic Star body profile, with features including a through-body maple neck, compound radius (12”-16”) rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and Charvel “shark tooth” inlays, EMG® 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) humbucking pickups with black bezels and three-way toggle switching, single domed metal volume control knob, stop-tailpiece bridge, locking tuners and black nickel hardware. With a variety of features and finishes, the Desolation Star DST delivers the devastating tone, killer looks and high-performance playability that separate the Desolation series from others.

Dependant on stock, the DST-1 ST is available in Black and Snow White gloss finishes with matching headstock; flame maple-top models also available with multi-ply binding (body, neck and headstock) in Trans Red, Trans Black and Trans Blue Smear gloss finishes with matching headstock.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Through-body neck for improved tone and sustain
  • Comfortable compound radius fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets
  • Eye-catching shark tooth inlays
  • Precision sealed die-cast tuners
  • Dual EMG humbucking pickups with straightforward controls
  • Case sold separately

Choose your color and shoot for the stars. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Desolation DST-1 ST Star Electric Guitar

  • Body
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Abalam Shark Tooth
  • Fretboard Radius: 12” to 16” Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Fingerboard
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG® 81 Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
  • Neck Pickup: EMG® 85 Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Black Nickel
  • Bridge: LP Style w/ Stop Tailpiece
  • String Nut: Black Plastic
  • Miscellaneous
  • Unique Features: Compound Radius Fingerboard with 24 Jumbo Frets, Sealed Die-Cast Tuners, Through-Body Neck and Shark Tooth Inlays
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CharvelDesolation DST-1 ST Star Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
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    5.0

    Fun guitar, be a metal God!

    By RobRoy

    from Alaska

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Quorky Shape

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Charvel Desolation DST-1 ST Star Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar on sale, so it was already a good deal. Neck thru, emg PUs, ultra fast neck, it's a little quorky & pointy but thats the fun of it. I love V;s and Explorers...this is somewhere in there! The transparent blue flame & the abalone look really nice, I also own a Charvel Desolation with the same finish & electronics. Really nice guitars.
    Best for heavy rock/metal but its a wonderful guitar to play anything on. Not sure how it would look in a orchestrial pit though!

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    4.0

    pretty nice

    By HeavyMetalRules

    from Phoenix AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Nice Finish And Looks

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Need To Adjust Strings

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Charvel Desolation DST-1 ST Star Electric Guitar:

    Very good guitar for price. The strings are set really low so I need to adjust higher to eliminate a little fret buzz.

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    5.0

    Great value for the money!

    By Eddie Van Halen

    from San Diego, CA.

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • 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 DST-1 ST Star Electric Guitar:

      The EMG 81/85 pick up set (aka "The Zakk Wylde set") is what sold it for me at this price point. Surprisingly well made for a Chinese guitar, the QC over there has come a long way in only the last 5-10 years.

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      4.0

      Star Guitar

      By Morgan B

      from New York, NY

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Charvel Desolation DST-1 ST Star Electric Guitar:

        Neck Through, well built , Abolone Inlays, 24 frets , What's not to like. All guitars should be built like this!
        The only drawback is the 25.5 neck but it feels smaller like the EBMM 25.5 not a Strat, so it's OK for a Gibson scale guy.

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