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Rating and Reviews: Charvel DC-2 ST Guitar

With more tonal options, the DC-2 ST guitar from Charvel is unique among the Desolation series guitars.

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"Are you kidding me?" submitted December 15, 2012

By Dru B in Redmond, WA
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Music Style: Metal, cybermetal, epic huge rock, electronic
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Overall: I am shocked that $299.99 has this much to it. First off, know that the Charvel name has a lot of history, being in the 80's Charvel/Jackson were some of the best guitars you could buy. Now it seems they are starting from scratch to get people aboard, and I have to say, they've made me a fan. I received the Flat Black DC-2 a few days ago and I'm floored. The body is very compact and comfortable for a small guy like myself. The NECK! Easily one of the most comfortable fastest neck I've ever played. The stock active pickups might be the best stock pickups I've heard in a long time and will more than make due until I upgrade to EMG's or Blackouts (they are just as high gain but have a very good even tone to them). The locking tuners are solid, the neck thru design is awesome and the guitar (especially for being a China made guitar) is without any cosmetic flaws. Every note plays and rings just fine. The Matte Black paint job is just as smooth as I like it as well, and the archtop body sounds and feels great. I really can't say enough about what Charvel has put into this guitar. I've been playing 20+ years and owned ESP's, Ibanez, etc and this might be the best guitar under $800 I've ever played. Get one while they're low in cost because Charvel is about to get a LOT of good press with these models and I can see the price getting jacked up soon. The single best $300 guitar you will ever buy. PERIOD.
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"Worth twice the amount" submitted November 19, 2012

By Jeff F in Tulsa, OK
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Musical Background: Recording
Music Style: Death metal, doom metal, funeral doom
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Overall: This guitar plays excellent and the unfinished neck is a part of why I bought this guitar. The paint job is beautiful and shipping was pretty quick. The custom Emgs sound close to 81s they are really hot and clean. I am very impressed with the charvel and the locking tuners also just were an added plus!!
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