Charvel DS-1ST Desolation Series Electric Guitar


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The Charvel DS-1ST Desolation Series Electric Guitar delivers shredder-approved tone at an affordable price. Order yours from Sam Ash Direct today for fast, free shipping and the guaranteed lowest price.

Featuring a single-cutaway design mahogany body, the Charvel DS-1ST Desolation Series Electric Guitar is a no-nonsense workhorse that hard-rockers will love. The DS-1ST is built for speed and for comfort. The set-through maple/mahogany neck boasts a scalloped heel for easier access to the upper register and has been shaped in to an extra thin profile for high velocity soloing. A bound rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets will facilitate effortless string bending and take you far beyond the tonal possibilities of traditional single-cutaway guitars.

The Charvel DS-1ST is equipped with dual Seymour Duncan Blackout active humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching. The simplified controls feature individual volume and tone controls for each pickup and a 3-way pickup selector switch. Rounding out the Black Nickel hardware is a rigid Charvel bridge specially designed for compound-radius fingerboards with an accompanying stopbar tailpiece to maximize tuning stability and will withstand even the most aggressive soloing. Available in solid and trans finishes (flame maple veneer on trans finishes) with matching headstocks. Case not included.

The Charvel DS-1ST Desolation Series Electric Guitar is an affordable weapon of choice for aspiring metal-gods everywhere. Get yours from Sam Ash direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and our fast, free shipping.

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  • Electric Guitar
Series Desolation
Other Features Bound Body with Matching Bound Headstock, Abalone "Keystone" Fingerboard Inlays, Seymour Duncan Blackout Pickups


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Don't own one, but thinking hard on it.


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      Comments about Charvel DS-1ST Desolation Series Electric Guitar:

      Fairly good tone, slim, fast neck. No ground buzz/hum in the amps I tried it on. Great guitar for the money I would think. Don't own one, but looking hard at buying one. Neck could be a little smoother on the back, felt slightly rough. Toggle swith is VERY noisy, clicking loudly when switching positions. Neck was a little too narrow for my liking, but was pretty fast. Smooth action. Trying to figure out why they don't want more money. My current fiddle is a PRS custom 22, and I can't reconcile the similarities with the price dif. I think it would be a great (for the money) backup.

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      DS-1ST Desolation Series Electric Guitar

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