Charvel debuts spec’d-up, sandblasted Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E Ash

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E
(Image credit: Charvel)

As part of its Summer NAMM electric guitar releases, Charvel has boarded the increasingly popular sandblasted finish train, with the Neon Pink-finished Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E.

As per much of Charvel’s range, this latest San Dimas Style 1 is spec’d up to the nines. The bolt-on maple neck is fitted with graphite-reinforcement rods for increased stability, while it boasts a “speed neck” profile for lightning quick playing, bolstered by rolled fingerboard edges and a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fretboard.

A pair of DiMarzio humbuckers fill the ash body’s pickup cavities: a Super Distortion DP100 in the bridge, and PAF Pro DP151 in the neck, both of which are coil-splittable via a push/pull switch on the volume control.

There’s also a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo and heel-mount truss rod thumbwheel for quick neck tweaks. The pink pickup bobbins are a nice touch, too.

The Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E will set you back $1,099/£1,049 when it lands in October 2020. See Charvel Guitars for more info.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.