“Grin-inducing playing feel and performance”: Charvel drops the Super-Stock DKA22, a limited-edition stealth bomber shred stunner

(Image credit: Charvel)

Charvel has initiated goth mode with its latest Super-Stock model, which it’s releasing via a limited-edition run. The Californian guitar firm, played by the likes of Guthrie Govan, Slipknot’s Jim Root and Zeal & Ardor's Manuel Gagneux, has always sought to bridge the gap between high-performing and intuitively modern guitars with fairly modest prices. The Super-Stock doesn’t look like it’ll buck that trend.

The Super-Stock DKA22 HH 2PT EB features an arched alder body and comes in a blacker-than-black gloss finish. Its bolt-on, caramelized neck is built for speed, making it “an ideal instrument for dazzling high-speed playing”.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.