Inspired by the Superstrats of years past, the Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M is a bonafide shredder. It’s got the Southern California look, screaming Seymour Duncan pickups, and a silky-smooth compound radius fingerboard. The So-Cal has a genuine Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo that can handle the craziest dive-bombs without destroying your tuning stability, and you’ll be impressed by the comfortable contours and blazing fast feeling of the neck. If you’re in the market for a Superstrat that you can pull right off the shelf, the Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M is your first choice.
Your hands will fly over the compound radius fingerboard
The Superstrat craze of the 1980s inspired guitarists all over the country to Frankenstein their beloved axes with faster necks, hotter pickups, aftermarket hardware, and bold custom paint jobs. Decades later, the Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR carries on this tradition. It has a blazing-fast maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods to resist bowing over time. At the nut, the fretboard is a rounded 12 inches. As you move up the neck, the maple fingerboard flattens out to a radius of 16 inches. This compound radius construction makes it easy for you to fret chords one minute, and rip solos in the upper register the next.
Seymour Duncan humbuckers deliver hot-rodded tone
For most players, tone is everything — especially when you’re buying a stock Superstrat. That’s why Charvel loaded this axe with a pair of Seymour Duncan TB-6 and SH-6N Distortion pickups. For extra tonal variation, both humbuckers are equipped with coil-splitting abilities to give you a total of 6 humbucker/single-coil tones from brutal crunch to shrieking leads. The Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M is equipped with knurled speed knobs that resist sweat slippage.
Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo adds extra texture to chords and leads
The Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M makes it easy to unlock even more creative potential. It’s equipped with a dependable Floyd Rose 1000 series locking tremolo bridge. It can be used for subtle vibrato to full-blown dive bombs with the same response and tuning stability that you’d expect from a Floyd Rose. Whether you use it or abuse it, you’ll have trouble knocking the Floyd Rose tremolo bridge out of tune
- Contoured Alder body shows off an undeniable California vibe
- Compound-radius fretboard (12″–16″) gets flatter and wider up high
- Seymour Duncan TB-6 and SH-6N Distortion pickups deliver hot-rodded tones
- 6-way pickup switching system produces brutal humbucker and sweet single-coil tones
- Push-pull coil tap unlocks sweet California twang
- No-load tone pot won’t color sound when run wide open
- Knurled speed knobs resist sweat slippage
- Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo squeals and dives without wrecking your tuning
- Die-cast matching tuning machines