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Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR Electric Guitar  
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An entirely new design for Charvel with mahogany woods, EMG pickups, and locking tremolo.

The Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR is a modernized take on the highly distinctive Charvel Surfcaster of the early 1990s, with a solid mahogany body and neck-through design. Features include a bound mahogany neck, compound radius (12”-16”) Indian rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and abalone “keystone” inlays, abalone body and headstock binding, EMG 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) active humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, single control knob (volume), 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. Available in Flat Black and Trans Black.

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.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Through-body fast neck with tilt-back scarf joint head stock
  • Abalone "Keystone" position inlays
  • Mahogany neck
  • Oiled neck finish
  • H/H pickup configuration
  • EMG 81 bridge pickup
  • EMG 85 neck pickup
  • 3-position toggle pickup switching
  • Recessed Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 double-locking tremolo
  • Floyd Rose original locking nut

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

 

Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR 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 Skatecaster SK-1 FR Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Recording (3)
    • Small venues (3)
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    5.0

    My 2nd Charvel

    By RMJSTUDIO

    from Washington DC

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Tech Issue

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR Electric Guitar:

    Pro's
    Just an amazing finish basicly a custom shop guitar for a give away price. With the clearance sale.

    Con's
    they don't know how to set up a floyd properly,
    no big deal
    I did have to remove the rear cover and adjust the spring tension to keep proper string height with proper tuning. If you don't know how, take it to a guitar tech, it takes about 3-5 minutes.
    TECH TIP!
    you can raise or lower the action with the rear springs, just loosen or tighten the 2 screws holding the springs in place.

    After thoughts
    I bought the DC-2 in SDOTD, for 2 Franklins
    I was blowen away, I waited for one with a Floyd to go on sale, Picked it up for 2.5 Franklins, 2 weeks later.
    I am even more amazed, the EMG's are a step up from the Charvel active pickups,this beast almost has too much sustain I find myself muting it.
    I have a new favorite Guitar, selling 2 from my collection now!

    For the Clearance price I payed , this guitar is almost a give away! I am just stunned and amazed getting a 900$ almost custom shop guitar for 2.5 Franklins

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    5.0

    flying under the radar

    By part time strummer

    from Thousand Oaks, 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
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR Electric Guitar:

      I wanted a guitar that had a bit more bite than what I already have. And this one sure fits the bill. It has a great sound all the way up to the 24th fret. I never owned an EMG fitted guitar, so on that I will wait and see. Very smooth neck and frets and the body style is a very contoured fit. I played this several times but yet to up the volume to really hear it. Not many reviews, so that's why I wrote "under the radar". Plays very sweet and more importantly, stays in tune. One thing to know is that there isn't a tone knob. But that hasn't stopped me from cranking it up. Bottom line, I like it. But play one before you commit.

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      5.0

      Nice player

      By scredly

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR Electric Guitar:

        I purchased on Stupid Deal so I couldn't be happier. Mine is flat black. Neck through. Active EMG's. Set-up was decent out of the box - but I still sent it out for a set-up with my tech - it only got better (strung with 9's). Finish fine. No ragged fret ends. I like the neck scale and compound radius. Love the unfinished neck. I don't have a problem with the paint line where neck meets body. Great access to 24th fret. Has FRT01000 Floyd. This is the same materials/build as an OFR but made in Asia (by Ping?) instead of in Germany by Schaller. Trem feels great. I was wary of EMG's without a tone knob but I have to say they sound pretty balanced to me compared to the passive Evo2's I have in the bridge of all my Ibanez guitars. Body shape is cool. I almost bought a Surfcaster back in the day. Very pleased with this instrument.

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        5.0

        Offset + FR + flat black = Dangerous

        By BDC

        from San Diego, CA

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        Pros

        • Great Neck
        • Sexy In Flat Black
        • Sounds Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • You Know What To Do

          Comments about Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR Electric Guitar:

          I bought a Charvel SK-1 FR on a SDOTD -taking a chance since there weren't many reviews of it. Lucky for me, it's amazing! I was expecting some kind of obvious flaw or for me to be disappointed, but that was out of the question by the second day. It feels great; the neck is comfy, its pretty heavy but resonant, and the floyd seems to work great. Research lead me to believe that the trem isn't a cheaply made and will hold up. Time will tell, but for my first FR in 21 years of playing, its fun as hell. I would highly recommend the Skatecaster. Lastly, pictures never detailed, but it does come with a locking nut, so that was another relief. Anyway, I have a dark son of the guitar I used to drool over when I was 15 and it fits me very well 20 years later. Thanks!!

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          5.0

          I am liking this...

          By Picksalot

          from Smithville, TN

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • One Itty Bitty Spot

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR Electric Guitar:

          This is the first new guitar that I have bought that needed nothing but tuning when taken out of the box. The setup on it was great and intonation was good to go as well. It got delivered before my lunch break today and I live 5 minutes from work. It was very hard to put it down and head back to work. It has the most awesome neck I have ever played on. I have looked it over and the quality is real good but I did find a little spot but nothing to cry over. The EMG pickups sound good. I hope they continue this series but maybe puts some Seymour Duncan's in them. I'd definitely want one. I have only put like 5 hours on it before writing this review. I just know its the best out of the box and the neck is wonderful in my hands. I don't know what they finished the back of the neck with but I like it. The frets have no sharp edges and it just feels good from top to bottom. I will eventually put new strings on but not for a couple of weeks.

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