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Charvel Desolation DX-1 FR Soloist Electric Guitar Flat Black 

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Overview

  • Beautiful flame maple top
  • Through-body neck for improved tone and sustain
  • Comfortable compound radius fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets
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A classic body profile with EMG pickups, Floyd Rose tremolo and deluxe details.

The Desolation Soloist DX-1 FR sports Charvel’s classic Soloist body profile, with features including a flame maple top (on trans finishes), multi-ply binding (body, neck and headstock; single-ply on Satin Black finish), through-body maple neck with scalloped heel and scalloped upper horn, 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, “football” jack plate, Floyd Rose® locking tremolo, sealed die-cast tuners and black nickel hardware.

Dependant on stock, the DX-1 is available in Flat Black, Snow White, Cherry Sunburst, Trans Black, Trans Red and Trans Blue gloss finishes with matching headstock.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Beautiful flame maple top
  • 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
  • Floyd Rose® Double Locking Tremolo
  • Case sold separately

Choose your color and enjoy the sweet sounds of this beauty for yourself. Order today.

 

Desolation DX-1 FR Soloist Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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: Oiled
  • 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 Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Black Nickel
  • Bridge: Recessed Floyd Rose® FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo
  • String Nut: Floyd Rose® R3
  • Miscellaneous
  • Unique Features: Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo, Compound Radius Fingerboard with Jumbo Frets, Flame Maple Top, Multi-Ply Binding (Body, Neck and Headstock; Single-Ply on Satin Black finish), Through-Body Neck and Single Domed Metal Volume Control Knob
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CharvelDesolation DX-1 FR Soloist Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (3)
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    5.0

    No complaints

    By RockinDonkey

    from Sioux City, IA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Charvel Desolation DX-1 FR Soloist Electric Guitar:

      I've had this guitar for over a year (the Snow White model). I've got to say that I'm very pleased with the guitar. Cosmetically, the guitar is stunning. And the sound is superb.

      The guitar feels just right, and with the Original Floyd Rose, I have confidence that it will stay in tune even with extreme dive-bombing.

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      4.0

      Rather redundant review...

      By TempleTantrum

      from Berryville, VA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Sure About Emgs

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Charvel Desolation DX-1 FR Soloist Electric Guitar:

      This is my 2nd Desolation; the 1st one was delivered with the parts bag opened and the whammy bar and Floyd Rose allen wrenches pilfered. Customer service wouldn't just get the parts from another guitar box and stated FR was backlogged on parts orders. Strangely, they were able the ship a 2nd guitar with all the parts intact. Which means my original purchase goes back to the warehouse and may accidently get shipped out to someone else?! Anyway as stated before, the guitar play fantastic, stays in tune even with the asian series 1000 trem. I've never had EMGs and they are hot, so we'll see just how to calm them down a bit.

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      5.0

      Somewhat surprised

      By Rich

      from Woodlands Tx.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Finish Is Really Good
      • Great String Access
      • Oiled Neck Is Fast
      • The Emg's Are Awesome
      • Weight Is Very Nice

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Charvel Desolation DX-1 FR Soloist Electric Guitar:

        I have always wanted a 24 fret guitar with the pointed head. I looked at the Jackson it was more than I would be able to afford. I looked at ESP and they were within range, but when I saw this Charvel and experiencing my San Demas siad I want this. Of course there is no way I could haev gotten it because my wife had told me "no more guitar" (this made my 9th. Well it happended that my birthday came and my daughter had seen me dreaming of having it as I stared into the computer screen at it and on my birthday she gives this guitar to me. I was in tears, like a child that just received what he had been writing Santa for, praying for, and wishing for and there it is even the finish I wanted "thank you Jenn"
        Anyways, this guitar out of the box was ready for me to ROCK, I love the oiled neck, the finish, and the accessability of the frets. She is a beauty, I had no issues what so ever, it truly is worth the investment!!! Buy one or two!!

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        4.0

        Almost perfect, but close enough...

        By TempleTantrum

        from Berryville, VA

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        Pros

        • Excellent Neckbody Joint
        • Excellent Value
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Near Flawless Finish
        • Solid Electronics
        • Upgraded Trem A Plus

        Cons

        • Need An Hss Version
        • Needs Coil Taps Or Tone

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Charvel Desolation DX-1 FR Soloist Electric Guitar:

        Asia proves they can produce a good sounding, functional guitar and even include a near original Floyd Rose (1000 series) for less than 7 bills! The 24 fret neck was nearly perfect for string height, just a little buzz on the low E which I adjust the trem height for. After changing strings (they stretched out in 1-2 days) the trem is level in the body and the nickel finish is beautiful. I give it mild use and it stays in tune perfectly. I will be adding a trem blocker later since I'm no Dimebag.

        As mentioned before, this guitar needs another version with more standard (Duncan?) pups in an HSS style with a 5-way switch, some tone control also. I've never had EMGs and find them a bit too metal-ish right now as my styles range from REM to Evanescense to Floyd. But hey, that's where my Strat comes in.

        I looked at the Dean MAB series (very similar, but pricy), the Gibson/Kramer 84 (weak trem) and settled on this. I made a good choice. If you shred, this is your axe.

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        5.0

        Unbelievable

        By yupyup

        from Phila, Pa

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Extremely Flat Neck
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Perfect Setup Out The Box
        • Shredable
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Trying To Find Some

        Best Uses

          Comments about Charvel Desolation DX-1 FR Soloist Electric Guitar:

          I first bought the LP type Desolation DX-1FR and thought it can't get any better then this!!! I was wrong it got better with the Soloist version.

          The LP type is great except that it is a little difficult to reach the higher frets. The Soloist has ALL FRET ACCESS!!!! I wish all guitars felt this good out of the box. The active pickups are hot & loud. The original FR stays in tune no matter how much I abuse it. This guitar is easier to learn how to shred on then my 83' strat or my Epi LP due to the compound radius neck and low action.

          I just pray they come out with a HSS version of this guitar, I'd be first in line to buy it. Are you listening Charvel ????

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