Guthrie Govan shares the story behind his latest signature Charvel

Guthrie Govan
(Image credit: Sam Shaw)

Guthrie Govan is a busy man. But he was good enough to take some time out of his touring schedule with the Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer to discuss an electric guitar close to our hearts – his signature Charvel MJ San Dimas SD24 CM.

His latest signature guitar is a classy, practical and quietly spectacular all-purposes electric that is built for all kinds of styles – metal guitar, rock guitar, fusion, jazz... Blues if you have the discipline to not let its buttery feel run away with you. 

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.