Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HSH 2PT CM Mahogany review

We all love our vintage-spec Stratocasters, but if you need to go up a gear or two, Fender-owned Charvel is the place to look

Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HSH 2PT CM Mahogany Natural
(Image: © Phil Barker / Future)

Guitar World Verdict

An effortless player with little to get in the way, there’s power on tap if you need but a vintage-y, rootsy heart. Greasy raw power, indeed!


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    Tidy build, great neck stability.

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    Pickups and hardware.

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    Stripped-down vibe.

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    Fast setup and playability.


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    Not everyone will enjoy the thin-depth neck.

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    A gigbag would reflect its meant-to-be-gigged style.

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Is it just us or are Charvel guitars becoming rather classy? This Pro-Mod was launched at the start of this year and certainly caught our eye. It continues the theme of an instrument with progressive but pared-back and simplified style – a real rock staple without the ubiquitous double-locking Floyd Rose vibrato. 

Even the gold-plated hardware looks right against the light red-brown colour of the natural finished mahogany body and that ‘caramelised’ maple neck. In the flesh, we’re just as impressed. It’s a classy piece.

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.