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Charvel Desolation DX-1 ST Soloist Electric Guitar Cherry Sunburst 

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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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    $649.99 Silver Coverage

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A classic body profile with flame maple top, EMG pickups and deluxe details.

The Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST 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, adjustable string-through-body bridge, locking tuners and black nickel hardware.

Dependant on stock, the DX-1 ST is available in Flat Black, 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
  • Strings-through-body bridge
  • Case sold separately

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

 

Desolation DX-1 ST Soloist Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Jumbo Frets
  • 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 Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Black Nickel
  • Bridge: LP Style Adjustable Strings-Through-Body Bridge
  • String Nut: Black Plastic
  • Miscellaneous
  • Unique Features: 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 ST Soloist Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A great guitar for what I wanted it for.

    By guitarplayer369

    from KY

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    Pros

    • Beautiful finish
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Inexpensive Neck Through
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Odd Neck Joint Feel

    Best Uses

    • Drop Tuning
    • Jamming
    • Playing Hard Rock
    • Playing Metal
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Shred Gitar Solos
    • Shred Guitar Solos
    • Small Venues

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

    I got mine used, but got it in great shape. So for a used guitar in the shape it was in I loved the price. If I had to buy something in this Charvel series brand new I would of went with DS-1 FR instead. The feel of the neck is awesome, I love the fact that it has a simple 3 way Les Paul style pickup switch and 1 simple volume knob, a neck through design, the finish was a flame maple cherry sunburst which looks awesome, locking tuners that make restringing this guitar a lot easier and they're fairly responsive too and last a mahogany body with a maple neck that wasn't too heavy and well balanced when playing.

    Here's a few drawbacks that I personally had. The way the neck through construction was done feels a little odd when reaching for the highest frets, but not to the point where they're not playable. I have a buddy that's going to level that area for me without damaging the body(he works on guitars for a living). The other drawback was I'm not the biggest fan of the EMG 81/85 set. Don't get me wrong they aren't bad pickups and a lot of people swear by them, but they aren't my sound. I do like the EMG 85, but only in the bridge, the EMG 81 sounds too thin and compressed for my taste and even in the neck position there are better choices in my opinion.

    I wanted a guitar with a set tale piece so I could easily drop tune and I already had a set of Seymour Duncan AHB-3s so what I did was switch them from a guitar that already had a Floyd in it to this guitar and now the sound is perfect for drop tuning and what I was looking for. I took the EMG 85 and put it in bridge position on the other guitar and put a Seymour Duncan AHB-1N with a metal cover in the neck position(that I got on sale through MF :) ) and now that guitar sounds great for leads, rhythm, cleans and anything I do in standard tuning :).

    The way I have it now is perfect, but I did have to make a few minor changes. A great guitar now.

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    5.0

    Flawless

    By Computersloth

    from Fort Worth, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    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 DX-1 ST Soloist Electric Guitar:

      I bought the flame maple top, it's gorgeous. This guitar is not as heavy as one might think. It's mahogany, but its light. Definitely not a one ton Pauly knock-off. The action is absoluetly incredible. No buzz at all on mine. The locking tuners are great. This is my first guitar with EMGs, and I like them, just not as much as the Seymour Duncans I've had before in the past. These pickups are great for metal, which I mostly play. I have thought about what it would be like to rip out the EMGs and put some Duncans in it, although I probably won't. Pinch harmonics are EASY. I like the simplicity of the controls: one volume, pickup selector switch. Nice!

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Too pricey! ok guitar if it was cheaper

      By defkon77

      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Amazing Action
      • Fun To Play
      • Looks Like A Rolls Royce

      Cons

      • Fealls Cheap And 2 Light
      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Pick Up
      • Way to expensive

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      I bought one of these(trans red) used.. but looks brand new for half the price including shipping...first impressions....looks are a 10....feel is about a 6....feels cheap...light. Sound wise...which I already knew....is flat due to the emgs...these will come out and be replaced with dimarzios. Emgs are a one trick pony and sound terrible clean. Bottom line I actually do love this guitar since I got it real cheap!! If I paid full price...it would be sent back...I've had guitars that were half the price and had a better feel/sound than this. I will say the action is awesome....right now the strings are resting on the frets with virtually no buzz...

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      4.0

      Definitely A Steal

      By IoTorus

      from Chico, CA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Amazing Action
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Light Weight

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

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

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

      Stunning guitar. I run it through my Peavy Vyper II tube with my Avatar cab. Really cuts through with clarity even with heavy distortion. I play in a progressive metal band; this guitar suits me perfectly. It's a great buy for the price. Only issue: wiring was loose on battery connect for active pickups. A few minutes later, I have a used guitar in perfect condition.

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      4.0

      A solid guitar

      By Kontrand

      from Chambersburg, PA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      The design of the guitar is quite nice. Body.. Head stock.. electronics.. fret board. Feels put together well, However the set up was lacking out of the box as far as intonation is concerned. Minor fret buzz issue on the A string. Set-up it is as smooth as can be. The pick ups are active, allowing screaming harmonics/bends. Clean it has a smooth sound. It's when you put on the gain/effects you'll notice the most impressive sounds this mean machine can make. Great investment for someone who likes to play anything fast.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      woah!!!

      By NICHOLASHAPPENS

      from Kansas City

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flaunting
        • Jamming
        • Making The Metals
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Wooing The Opposite Sex

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

        Get real?!?!? this thing plays like an ibanez with a super fast flat prestige neck and sounds like a flipping GIBSON with beautiful high mids and gut punching chug... woah... i have a new 2013 gibson SG and an Ibanez 1570 prestige and this thing is a cross between the two... gnarly.. yes indeed..

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