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For the primary time, Charvel is now providing a extra inexpensive model of Jake E. Lee‘s hallowed So-Cal guitar, with the discharge of his signature Professional-Mod So-Cal. Like his USA So-Cal, this instrument is predicated on the distinctive white “Charvel-ized” instrument the good guitarist acquired in 1975 by working at a music retailer to earn commerce credit score.

Though initially a Sunburst Fender Strat, it was painted by Lee‘s roommate, who labored at Charvel, as a birthday current. Whereas he was at it, he additionally minimize down the headstock and added a Charvel brand to it. Different mods quickly adopted to the iridescent Pearl White guitar, together with a brand new black pickguard and reverse slanting of the single-coil center and neck pickups — an thought impressed by listening to the tones Jimi Hendrix was getting from taking part in his Strat the wrong way up.

This 25.5″-scale Professional-Mod signature providing options an alder physique and bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and hand-rubbed satin urethane end on the again. Constructed for top efficiency, the 12″-16″ compound radius rosewood fingerboard options comfortably rolled edges, 21 jumbo frets and white dot inlays. Neck reduction tweaks might be conveniently made on the fly with the heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel.

A Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 humbucking bridge pickup hits with a robust low finish and radiant highs, whereas the single-coil DiMarzio SDS-1 DP111 center and neck pickups add punch, heat and acquire with a deeper and darker backside finish. This versatile axe additionally includes a five-way blade change, single quantity Strat-style skirt management knob, hardtail bridge with black base plate and Charvel tuning machines with pearl buttons.

Primed to steal the highlight, the Jake E Lee Signature Professional-Mod So-Cal Model 1 HSS HT RW is wrapped in an iridescent Pearl White end with black pickguard, black {hardware} and licensed Fender Strat headstock.

Made well-known throughout Jake‘s Ozzy Osbourne period, the Pearl White So-Cal stays a fan favourite that Charvel has now delivered to Lee‘s legions of followers in a extra inexpensive Professional-Mod kind.

“After I was arising within the ’80s, Charvel was the cool guitar to have,” says Lee. “40 years later, it nonetheless is.”

Lee blazed trails within the Nineteen Eighties with RATT and ROUGH CUTT earlier than touchdown his legendary gig as Ozzy‘s lead guitarist. His acclaimed profession continued with BADLANDS and now RED DRAGON CARTEL, and Charvel has been there each step of the way in which. The enduring fashions which have all the time accompanied Lee within the studio and on the stage are among the many most requested within the Charvel a***ortment.

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