Charvel Super Stock SD1 FR

Charvel introduces the limited edition Super Stock SD1 FR, featuring a striking Sunset Orange Flake gloss finish.

Charvel Super Stock SD1 FR

Some online retailers have noted that only 80 units of this limited edition hot-rodded instrument are planned for production for the North American Market.

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Under its flashy appearance, this guitar follows the super strat formula that Charvel helped popularize, featuring a classic "San Dimas" double cutaway body, two high output humbuckers, and a specialized tremolo bridge.

The guitar's distinctive feature is its colorful Sunset Orange Flake gloss finish which covers the guitar's alder body and the headstock. To my eyes, it looks like a Gretsch themed super strat, and it surprisingly fits the Pro Mod series really well.

The neck is made from quartersawn maple, with 22 jumbo frets. Like the other guitars in this series, the Super Stock SD1 FR's neck is oiled and unfinished, complementing the fast and smooth compount-radius maple fretboard. The nut width is 1.6875 and the scale length is 25.5", a combination that will be familiar to many players

To capture the Super Stock SD1 FR's sound, Charvel opted for two Seymour Duncan pickups, a Seymour Duncan JB TB4 Zebra for the bridge and a Seymour Duncan '59 for the neck. The pickups are mounted on cream bezels that match the finish.

Both humbuckers are routed to a basic 3-position chrome-tip toggle switch and a knurled flat top knob that lets you control the master volume. The guitar gives you straightforward control over your sound so you can add complexity to your playing and technique instead of fiddling with knobs.

Other features of the guitar include Brushed Black Anodized Aluminum Backplate, Dunlop Straplock buttons, top-mount Floyd Rose FRT-O1000 double-locking tremolo bridge and locking nut, and non-locking Charvel tuners.

The new Super Stock SD1 FR is currently retailing online for $1,049.99, and it came with a deluxe gig bag in the ad that I saw. For further details, head over to Charvel.

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