Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS 2PT CM review

A high-performance S-style with some classic tones that might even get the blues and country club excited about shred

Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS 2PT CM
(Image: © Future / Neil Godwin)

Guitar World Verdict

Exhibit A the argument against typecasting guitars, the Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS 2PT CM is a hot-rodded S-style with shred pedigree and a versatile voice to defy your preconceptions.


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    The tones will handle all styles.

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    Solid in the tuning department.

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    The neck is an invitation to play too many notes.

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    A cool alternative to boutique builds.

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    Fantastic value.

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    Aesthetically pleasing finishes.

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    Good value.


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    No southpaw models.

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    No case/gigbag.

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Ed Mitchell

Ed Mitchell was Reviews Editor on Total Guitar magazine from 2003, and his guitar-modding column, Ed’s Shed, appeared in print on both sides of the Atlantic (in both Total Guitar and Guitar World magazines). He was the Editor of The Blues Magazine from 2012-16, and a contributor to Guitarist, Classic Rock and Louder. He died in October 2022, aged 52. Between them, the websites Guitar World, Louder and MusicRadar host over 400 of his articles – among them interviews with Billy Gibbons, Paul Weller, Brian Setzer, profiles on Roy Buchanan, Duane Allman and Peter Green, a joint interview with Jimmy Page and Jack White, and dozens of guitar reviews – and that’s just the ones that made it online.