So Charvel just got DAMN close to making my dream guitar.


Meet the new Charvel Limited Edition Series Super Stock SC1! So, my dream guitar would be a black relic’d Strat with chrome Floyd Rose and a humbucker in the bridge, right? Well if I’m totally honest it’d have a pearloid guard… but Charvel has gotten damn close with this new Summer NAMM release. I also love the pickup selection: an EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 in the bridge and a single-sized Seymour Duncan Lil’ Screamin’ Demon in the neck position. The Demon is usually thought of as a bridge pickup but it’s killer in the neck slot. And I think it’s pretty cool that this guitar brings together pickups designed by Eddie Van Halen and George Lynch.

Here’s the info from the Charvel site, but go here for more.

The Super Stock SC1 comes loaded with plenty of classic Charvel attitude. Its So Cal-style alder body sports a heavy Black Relic finish that looks like it’s been to hell and back. The bolt-on maple neck and pau ferro fingerboard have been distressed for that well-worn baseball glove feel. Graphite-reinforcement rods provide optimal stability for various climate changes, while the heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel makes for convenient neck relief tweaks. Built for speed, the 12”-16” compound radius fingerboard features comfortable rolled edges, 22 jumbo frets and cream dot inlays.

Tone bases are thoroughly covered with an HS pickup configuration consisting of an EVH® Wolfgang® humbucking bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan® SLSD-1N Li’l Screamin’ Demon™ Strat® single coil-sized humbucking neck pickup. Topped with parchment covers, the EVH Wolfgang humbucker delivers sublime balance, while the Seymour Duncan SLSD-1N Li’l Screamin’ Demon Strat adds plenty of open tone with a subtle hint of glass.

Sporting vintage style with modern tone, this limited edition axe also features a three-way toggle pickup switch, heavy knurled flat-top knob for the volume control, Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system, die-cast tuners, top mount output jack, Charvel neckplate, three-ply white pickguard, chrome hardware and more.