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Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 FR Electric Guitar Trans Black 

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  • Mahogany body
  • Through-body fast neck with tilt-back scarf joint head stock
  • Abalone "Keystone" position inlays
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    $869.99 - $929.99
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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.

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


  • 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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