“The broken-in feel of an instrument with plenty of playing miles on it”: Charvel brings relic’d and nitro finishes to its standard range for the first time

Charvel's Pro-Mod Relic San Dimas Style 1 model
(Image credit: Charvel)

Charvel has unveiled five new additions to its Pro Mod and MJ series, including two 24-fret Pro-Mod Dinky builds and three new Japanese models. Both are notable for different reasons. 

First up, the Pro-Mod Relic San Dimas Style 1 catches our eye for bringing relic’ing to the firm’s core line-up. It seems that Evergrey guitarist Henrik Danhage’s signature model was the test bed for the technique and now it’s been rolled out in the Pro-Mod series.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.