Charvel DK24 HH HT E review

A sleek and speedy hardtail Superstrat with humbuckers that would hold their own in any company

Charvel DK24 HH HT E
(Image: © Olly Curtis/Future)

Guitar World Verdict

Playing the DK24 is a lot like looking at it: it’s sleek, built to rock, and has no unnecessary distractions. And it might be the perfect instrument for recording rock and metal rhythm guitars.


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    Superb Charvel playability.

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    Pickup combination is ideal for a hot-rod.

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    Hard-tail offers fuss-free performance and enhanced sustain.


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    Nothing of note.

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Strat-style guitars, particularly of the Super variety, are known for floating tremolos. Think of Charvel and you might picture a neon axe wielded by a whammy-happy guitar hero. But hardtail Strats have a dedicated following, who happily forgo divebombs in return for more sustain. 

This DK24 HT showcases the advantages of a fixed bridge. Where Charvel’s San Dimas and So Cal models recall the earliest hot-rodded Strats, the Pro-Mod DK24 is a more evolved design. It reflects the demands of cutting edge players who need a guitar that never gets in the way. 

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