Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH with a Natural Caramelized Ash finish. This super strat can do it all and plays great. This guitar can do play any style you throw at it. This specific example is a road warrior and has had plenty of love throughout its life. It weighs just 6.89 pounds. The neck thickness measures 0.814" at the 1st fret and 0.863" at the 12th fret.

This guitar was gigged heavily but cared for, showing a lot of cosmetic wear on the body. All electronics work perfectly and the guitar has outstanding playability. The body has plenty of cosmetic scuffs, scratches, worming, and fingerwear throughout. The wood under the bridge pickup has worn down from fingerwear while playing. There is also some fingerwear in the wood around the volume control. There is a ding where one of the screws for the pickup selector mounts, but it is perfectly stable. The hardware has some patina throughout. The back of the body has a lot of typical worming and dings around the edges. The rear tremolo cavity cover is missing, but allows for easier access to the No-Tremolo. The back of the satin neck looks great with minor hand wear. The neck is perfectly straight and the truss rod works. No issues with the fingerboard. The frets have just very minor wear in the first few frets, barely visible. The nut has been professionally replaced, and the original nut is included. No issues with the headstock. The previous owner had replaced the tuners at one point, but the originals have been reinstalled leaving small screw holes where the previous tuners mounted.

Includes the original hardshell case. There are plenty of scratches in the exterior. There are also several stickers on the exterior of the case. All latches work, as does the handle. The interior of the case is in good working condition. Does not include any other accessories.

A Virtuoso’s Signature Axe

Guthrie Govan is a virtuoso guitarist. Whether he’s playing rock, metal, country, or jazz fusion, Guthrie’s always spot on with his tone and technique, and his signature Charvel solidbody electric guitar is spec’d to facilitate that level of uncompromised performance. The Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Flame Maple gives you a comfortable, sleekly sculpted San Dimas Style 1 caramelized ash body, and a blindingly fast bolt-on caramelized flame maple Speed Neck with graphite reinforcement and a 12"–16" compound-radius caramelized flame maple fingerboard with rolled edges. This ultra-pro guitar represents two years of perfectionist performance tweaks to Guthrie’s original signature model, and you will readily hear and feel the difference.

Built to Guthrie Govan’s exacting specifications

Built to Guthrie’s exacting specifications, the Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH will allow you, if you possess the chops, to shred like the master. And if you’re still honing your technique (aren’t we all) the high-speed, low-drag design will accelerate your continuing development. You’ve got all the ingredients for success. A 25.5" scale length — pretty much the standard for high-performance 6-strings; a custom-contoured heel (with no neck plate) for effortless access to the upper register of the fretboard; and a 12"–16" compound-radius caramelized flame maple fingerboard with 24 jumbo stainless steel frets and eye-catching maple dot inlays with ebony borders, as well as Luminlay side-dots that emit light for visibility even on the darkest of stages.

The benefits of caramelization

The bolt-on flame maple neck and fingerboard have undergone a caramelized heat and drying process that not only makes the guitar look much older and feel “played-in,” but also makes it more impervious to temperature and humidity changes. Add in the neck’s graphite reinforcement and easy-access heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel, and you’ve got an instrument you’ll appreciate all the more when you play Phoenix after a week in Miami.

Take-no-prisoners tone from custom MF pickups

You play the notes; three specially wound Charvel custom MF pickups take it from there. Arranged in a versatile HSH configuration with five-way switching for the expansive tonal openness and dynamic sensitivity that Guthrie requires, this guitar also features a 2-way mini toggle switch to engage single-coil simulation in bridge and neck humbucker positions, two Luminlay numbered dome control knobs for volume and tone, and for the ultimate in rock-solid pitch expression, a recessed Charvel locking vibrato bridge with an oversized brass block.

Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Flame Maple Features:

  • Sleekly sculpted San Dimas Style 1 caramelized ash body
  • Bolt-on caramelized flame maple Speed Neck with graphite reinforcement
  • 12"–16" compound-radius caramelized flame maple fingerboard with rolled edges
  • 25.5" scale length; 24 jumbo stainless steel frets
  • Bridge and neck pickups: Charvel Custom MF humbucking
  • Middle pickup: Charvel Custom MF single-coil
  • Master Volume and Tone controls
  • 5-Position Blade and 2-position toggle with multiple switching options
  • Recessed Charvel locking vibrato bridge/tailpiece
  • Sperzel locking tuning machines



  • Number of Strings 6
  • Left-/Right-handed Right-handed


  • Body Type Solidbody
  • Body Shape Guthrie Govan Signature
  • Body Material Caramelized Ash
  • Body Finish Satin
  • Color Natural


  • Neck Material Caramelized Flamed Maple
  • Neck Shape Speed Neck
  • Neck Joint Bolt-on
  • Radius 12"-16" compound
  • Fingerboard Material Caramelized Flamed Maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay Ebony rings with Maple Dot Centers
  • Number of Frets 24, Jumbo
  • Scale Length 25.5"
  • Nut Width 1.6875"
  • Nut Material Bone


  • Bridge/Tailpiece Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo
  • Tuners Sperzel Locking
  • Electronics
  • Neck Pickup Charvel Custom MF Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup Charvel Custom MF Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup Charvel Custom MF Humbucker
  • Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
  • Switching 5-way blade pickup switch


  • Strings NPS, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig Bag Hardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 2865434700

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Listed3 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Caramelized Ash
  • Natural Caramelized Ash
  • 2017 - Present
Made In
  • United States
Finish Style
  • Satin
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Pickup Configuration
  • HSH
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Locking Tremolo Bridge
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Ash
Scale Length
  • 25.5"

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