SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 23, 2019) – Charvel® today reveals its collaboration with prog-metal guitarist Angel Vivaldi in the form of the brand-new Angel Vivaldi Signature DK24-7 NOVA. Charvel also continues the successful partnership with Steel Panther guitarist Russ “Satchel” Parrish with a new Slime Green Bengal finish offering for his Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK.
Angel Vivaldi’s otherworldly talent and unique and exuberant style has earned him a reputation as one of the most prolific instrumental guitarists in modern times, and his new signature 7-string axe packs as much extrinsic force as the man playing it.
The Angel Vivaldi Signature DK24-7 NOVA delivers spectacular style with a modified Dinky™ basswood body (with sculpted heel) finished in exquisite Satin Sage Green with gold hardware and a tilt-back reverse 7-string licensed Fender® Stratocaster® headstock.
The three-piece bolt-on maple neck—custom-shaped to Vivaldi’s preferences—has graphite reinforcement, silky-smooth hand-rubbed oil back finish, Luminlay® side dots and a heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel. Its 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard features comfortable rolled edges, 24 jumbo frets, cascading black dot inlays and Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL nut.
Unbelievably deep, full tones and rich harmonics come from an HH pickup configuration consisting of a DiMarzio® The Tone Zone® bridge pickup and DiMarzio Air Norton™ neck pickup, both with gold bobbins.
Other premium modern features include a five-way blade pickup switch, dome-style knobs for the volume and tone controls, Gotoh® Custom 7-string 510 tremolo bridge, locking tuners, and more.
Nobody puts the 1987 into today like Satchel and his metalloid feline cohorts in Steel Panther, and the new flamboyant Slime Green Bengal finish perfectly suits the outlandish guitarist.
The Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK features an alder Dinky™ body with sharper-radius top edges, two-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel and a 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays.
This ferocious axe is powered by two Fishman® Fluence Classic humbucking pickups, which share a single volume control knob with special push/pull dual voice activation. Using this control, the PRF-CHB-NB1 neck pickup delivers ideal-but-elusive vintage PAF humbucking neck pickup tone with just the right dynamics and output (voice one), or a Fluence-exclusive neck tone with clear and airy chime, unreal high end, highly vocal midrange and tight lows (voice two). Similarly, the PRF-CHB-BB1 bridge pickup delivers ideal vintage PAF humbucking tone calibrated for perfect output (voice one), or quintessential hot-rodded humbucking bridge tone without all the baggage (voice two).
Other features include a three-way toggle pickup switch, top-loaded Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge, licensed Fender® Stratocaster® headstock with Charvel-branded die-cast tuners, Charvel neck plate, uncovered pickups with slime green bobbins and black hardware.
For more information on our new Charvel products, visit www.charvelguitars.com.