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Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature San Dimas Electric Guitar

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Fans have long clamored for a replica of Warren DeMartini’s famed and beloved “Frenchie” guitar, as seen live on tour and on a slew of magazine cover...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fans have long clamored for a replica of Warren DeMartini’s famed and beloved “Frenchie” guitar, as seen live on tour and on a slew of magazine covers throughout Ratt’s reign in the 1980s. Charvel has responded with the Warren DeMartini USA Signature Frenchie, available in a Snow White and a Gloss Black finish. Both are detailed with cross decals and a tribute quote to James Dean in French that translates “too fast to live, too young to die.”

The Frenchie also offers premium features such as a Dinky alder body, one-piece bolt-on quartersawn maple neck and a 12 - 16 in. compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo stainless steel frets and black dot inlays.

Custom-made for the legendary lead guitarist, the Seymour Duncan Warren DeMartini RTM (“Rattus Tonus Maximus”) bridge pickup is a powerful high-output humbucker that naturally compresses for a well-balanced and even tone, perfect for complex chording and precision soloing. The RTM is boosted by an SSL-4 Quarter Pound neck pickup, adding fat, supercharged punch and extra sustain.

The Frenchie also features a single volume control knob, three-way toggle switching, a Floyd Rose Original locking bridge and Gotoh tuning machines. Hardshell case included.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Signature
  • Neck wood: 1-piece quartersawn Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed Urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HS
  • Neck: SSL-4 Quarter Pound Single-Coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Custom Design Warren DeMartini
  • Brand: Seymour Duncan
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose original
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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CharvelWarren DeMartini Signature San Dimas Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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4.0

Nice guitar....but 4 stars for a couple of reasons...

By Magnus

from Huntsville, AL

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature San Dimas Electric Guitar:

    Don't get me wrong - I do like this guitar. It's my first Charvel and I wanted my first one to be a USA custom of some kind. 4 stars instead of 5 for 2 reasons. Price Point - $3k. Hard for me to say this is a 3k guitar and I have some to compare to. The paint job is great - but that's about all on it that I can see as being truly custom. The neck is nice - but nothing special. At this price point I would expect to see some figuring in the neck to really make it stand out. Take a look at the GG Charvels at the same price point - those necks look gorgeous in the pics. This neck has absolutely none of that. Secondly, the guitar strings had some kind of oil on them - perhaps to resist against tarnish as it sits in the MF warehouse waiting for an impulse buyer like myself to come along but the problem is - you pull it out of the case (whatever happened to case candy??? I was expecting something at this price point - but nope) anyway... pull it out and start playing - and immediately the neck is stained dark with a grimy oil...as are your fingers. I spent the first night cleaning ...and then recleaning...and cleaning again the neck with lemon oil to try to get the dark smudges off. Really sucked and was really disappointing. Shouldn't be like that. I'm very familiar with unfinished maple necks - it's almost all i play (own 4 Wolfgangs - all of which have nice birdseye figuring BTW) - but against this completely unfinished very light colored maple neck - those black marks were just awful. Again - this is a $3k guitar. So - it's a nice guitar... but probably overpriced by quite a bit and i was very disappointed with MF or Charvel...whoever is to blame for the strings coloring the neck instantly. I still don't have it all out.

     
    5.0

    Excellent guitar!

    By Jim

    from Oregon

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature San Dimas Electric Guitar:

        Excellent guitar. The stainless steel frets and the smooth, well-crafted unfinished maple neck are terrific. Feels great. The guitar has a very distinct, articulate tone. The neck pick-up has a big, punchy Strat effect and the bridge pick-up is searing hot. Together, they are very well-balanced for a growling, rock rhythm or lead tone. Needless to say, the guitar is perfect for rock and 80's hair metal! I got the snow white model and it looks amazing. Love the graphics. This one is a keeper.

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