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Summer NAMM 2018: The New Charvel Pro Mod DK24 2PT Blends Shred with Style
Charvel's latest release, the DK24 2PT, is the refined shred guitar for contemporary musicians who want it all
6 months ago, Charvel released a plethora of guitars for Winter NAMM 2018 including a wide range of tastefully-finished Pro Mod DK24s and the oh-so-fabulous (and not-so-subtle) Satchel Signature DK. This year, the 2018 Pro Mod range has been developed even further and Charvel has just unveiled the brand-new DK24 2PT for Summer NAMM 2018.
The Pro Mod DK24 2PT features the same double-cutaway body that we've grown accustomed to; taking a classic asymmetrical design and supercharging it to suit technically demanding playing styles. Unlike the 2018 Pro Mod DK24 predecessor, however, the brand-new 2PT features a traditional non-locking tremolo bridge and a subdued range of colours (which we think exudes a more mature style: we can't wait to see them in person!).
Perhaps taking influence from the Charvel Guthrie Govan signature model, these new guitars have a range of small 'tweaks' to the standard Pro Mod design which, when summed together, produces a modern guitar that blends traditional with versatile tones and a very high-performance playability. This guitar sits perfectly in the current market of hyper-performance guitars; aimed at players who 'shred' but also demand tonal versatility and classic aesthetics.
To suit that end, the Pro Mod DK24 2PT includes a classic double-cutaway design with a full range of performance-enhancing features: jumbo frets, 12"-16" compound radius, Graph Tech nut, Luminlay side dots (to see better in all lighting conditions), Gotoh 510 (non-locking) bridge, Lo Friction volume pot, No-Load tone pot (bypassed when turned up to 10), trussrod adjustment wheel, bevelled jack output, Charvel locking tuners, and Custom Duncan pickups. These features combine to create a refined guitar that would suit any pro player with a busy gigging life.
The DK24 2PT's alder body promises a bright and bubbly tone, while the "Caremelized" maple neck and fingerboard is heat-treated to remove impurities and promote greater consistency across the neck (along with a wonderfully-smooth playing feel). The neck is mounted to the body with a "Superior Access Heel" and, when considering the 24 jumbo frets and deep cutaways, we've no doubt that this guitar is designed to enable effortless playing right up to the very highest notes.
The DK24 2PT is available with HSH or HSS pickup combinations, so all sorts of players can get the tones they require; whether you prefer the nuance of a neck-position single-coil or the power of a humbucker. Regardless of which pickup combination you choose, these guitars' 5-way pickup switches will guarantee a versatile range of tones that are perfect for modern players.
Fuelled by the contemporary breed of guitarists such as Guthrie Govan, Martin Miller, Polyphia, Tom Quayle, etc, the latest trend in shred guitars is to enable multiple genres of music from a traditionally-styled guitar, alongside an effortless playability. Charvel seems to have hit the nail on the head with the DK24 2PT, and we can't wait to see how contemporary players use them this year.
See the full range of Summer Namm 2018 | Charvel Pro Mod DK24 2PT Guitars at Gear4music
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By Matt Wilkinson
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