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Charvel Desolation Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar  

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  • Charvel

    An entirely new design from Charvel with mahogany woods, a carved top, Seymour Duncan pickups, and locking tremolo..

    The Desolation DS-1 FR has a single-cutaway mahogany body with a carved top and neck-through-body design. Features include a bound mahogany neck with scalloped heel, compound radius (12”-16”) rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and abalone inlays, abalone body and headstock binding, dual Seymour Duncan® Blackout™ active humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, Floyd Rose® double-locking tremolo, black nickel hardware, three-on-a-side Charvel tuners, and solid and trans finishes (flame maple veneer on trans finishes) with matching headstocks.

    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.

    Case sold separately.

    Features

    • Model Desolation DS-1 FR
    • 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
    • Seymour Duncan AHB-1B bridge pickup
    • Seymour Duncan AHB-1N neck pickup
    • 3-position toggle pickup switching
    • Recessed Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 double-locking tremolo
    • Floyd Rose original locking nut
    • Case sold separately

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

     

    Desolation Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose 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 Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (5)
      • Practicing (5)
      • Rock concerts (5)
      • Small venues (5)
      • Recording (4)
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      5.0

      Incredible Value for a High End Guitar

      By BigD

      from Providence, RI

      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 Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar:

        Just came in the mail yesterday and I can't put it down. I got mine used in mint condition from MF and this guitar has NEVER been played. Still had the tags & plastic over the pickups & is in brand new condition. When they say mint condition they mean it. This guitar has it all...the unfinished neck is like butter and feels so comfortable. I've never been a fan of active pickups but since they were Seymour Duncans I gave the Blackouts a shot and I'm glad I did. Seymour Duncan put incredible craftsmanship into these pickups and they sound amazing. They keep the highs high, the lows low with no unwanted noise in between. This guitar wants to scream and play heavy music but there is not a tone you can't get from it from blues, jazz to classic rock as well. Guitars I've owned over the years are 80's Japan made Charvel (why I love them), Fender Strat, SG, Les Paul, Jackson Dinky & Ibanez RG series. This guitar is by far the most well made, comfortable, great sounding & fun to play of any guitar I've ever owned. I highly recommend this quality instrument.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar

        By jade porter

        from Gold Coast AUS

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Amazing Growl
        • Easy to play
        • Great bridge
        • Great Looking Guitar
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Charvel Desolation Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar:

          This is a great guitar that could easily be priced over a grand. I've been using mine for a while now and it really is easy to play and can basically cover everything i throw at it from Jazz to Metal.
          Great looking guitar that really does turn heads with its finish. You wont be disappointed.

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          5.0

          Best Guitar I have ever owned

          By Ray K

          from Rapublic, MO

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effortless Bends
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Smooth neck
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Charvel Desolation Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar:

            I absolutely love this guitar. It has an incredible finish and looks great..real solid crafstmanship. Plays like a dream

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME GUITAR!!!

            By Dman

            from Crosby, Tx.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Best Deal All-around
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Charvel Desolation Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is ABSOLUTELY my favorite out of over 25 guitars I currently own and out of the majority of around 100 that I've owned in my life! The workmanship, visual aesthetics, hardware and factory setup are nothing short of many $2000- and up guitars! The ONLY thing I would change if I had designed it myself, is the heel joint. I think it could be a little deeper and a smoother contour. It's real comfortable up to the 22nd fret. But you kind of struggle to get to all the frets from the low E to the high E. I don't normally need that area, but it would be nice to get there comfortably. Overall, I am completely satisfied with it. The Mahogany body and neck give it a really warm Les Paul sound, and the Duncan Blackouts SCREAM!! A wonderful combination with the recessed original Floyd! That's another bonus along with the carved top, abalone binding and inlays, beautifully figured veneer top(definitely not a factor considering that real flame-top Les Paul's sell for a butt-load more!), and fantastic compound-radius fretboard which plays incredible from the factory! I LOVE IT!

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            5.0

            ABSOLUTE STUNNER!!

            By Dman

            from Crosby, Tx.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Charvel Desolation Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar:

            I've owned many great guitars, ranging from old Les Paul's to high-end Ibanez and Jackson's, and this guitar is a well made, GREAT sounding, great looking AXE!! I happened to get EXTREMELY lucky (or blessed, however you choose to look at it) by finding 1 of these in Trans-Black that was damaged (allegedly a Level 4, meaning it was to be used for parts!) for around half of the selling price!! Are you kidding me?? I looked at the pics of it and bought it immediately. It came in today and I was truly amazed by what I found! With a quick set-up, new Cobalts and some adjustments (a total of 30 minutes tops!), this thing is as good as new! Actually, it feels better than the brand new one off the rack! I'm completely satisfied with this guitar! Musician Friend ROCKS!! I could justify spending over a GRAND on this thing it feels and sounds THAT GOOD!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unbelievable Guitar

            Comments about Charvel Desolation Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar:

            As I said above the charvel desolation w/floyd rose will not be a disappointment unless you play classic country. Active pickups gives really clean notes with distortion (big plus on any picking riffs). The oiled neck is fast, thin and comfortable. The floyd just wraps it all up with a big bang for the buck. I am so glad I lucked into buying this guitar. Just remember to get everything you can out of it you'll need to get the d-tuna( around $50) and a black box stabalizer (around $45). even without them it is trult an awesome guitar.
            The Charvel Desolation is great for playing almost any rock style. The semour duncan active pickups are tonal monsters. This is the first charvel and the first active pickups I've owned. I was really suprised how well it felt and sounded. First off this neck is the best feeling neck I've ever had from the factory. Its really sleek and super fast. The oiled neck works better than your typical poly finished necks. I bought this looking for a les paul look with more of a strat neck length. As it turns out I haven't hardly touched my strat since I've had this guitar. Not to mention it has a Floyd Rose. I would suggest that if you plat drop d very much to get the evh d-tuna and a bridge stabalizer. After I set it up I can't put it down.
            It has a neck through body which I was nervous about. This thing is perfect. Straight neck, very light weight for the sound. Great job on Charvels part.
            It would cost you the price of the guitar to buy the pickups and floyd. Unbelievably priced.

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Metal Monster

            By Rob Smith

            from Delaware

            Comments about Charvel Desolation Single Cutaway 1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar:

            I give this guitar a 10 because its absolutely amazing. All i can say is if your into rock or metal buy this now.
            This guitar has it all Blackouts,Real Floyd Rose,24 frets,Unfinished Thin Neck,your basically paying for the parts and getting the guitar for free.
            Feels sturdy and solid
            Awsome value for what your getting its like a EC-1000 but way cheaper and in my opinion since Ive owned one it sounds better.

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