Designed to support the virtuosic playing style of guitar hero Jake E. Lee, the Charvel Jake E. Lee Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 is a stage- and studio-ready shred machine. Get it in your hands, and it’s immediately evident this guitar is made for pinpoint precision, complete with a fast-playing maple neck topped with a compound-radius fretboard and jumbo frets. A Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 in the bridge position offers pummeling rhythm and lead tones, while a pair of DiMarzio SDS-1 DP111 single-coil pickups yield a huge range of alternate sounds to explore. Whether you’re a Jake E. Lee fan or you just want hot-rodded Charvel feel and tone, there’s a lot to love about the Charvel Jake E. Lee Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1.
The Superstrat craze of the 1980s inspired legions of guitarists to Frankenstein their beloved axes with faster necks, hotter pickups, aftermarket hardware, and bold custom paint jobs. Decades later, the Charvel Jake E. Lee Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 carries on this tradition. It has a blazing-fast maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods to resist bowing over time. At the nut, the fretboard is a rounded 12 inches; as you move up the neck, the rosewood fingerboard flattens out to a radius of 16 inches. This compound-radius construction makes it easy for you to fret chords one minute, and rip solos in the upper register the next.
Sonically, the Charvel Jake E. Lee Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 is as versatile as they come, with a pair of DiMarzio SDS-1 DP111 single-coils in the neck and middle positions. They are angled “Hendrix-style” for greater definition and bite on the lower strings and smoother treble on the high strings, guitarists love this configuration. In the bridge position, the Seymour Duncan JB humbucker gives you the heat and output needed to really front load your amp and slam on the throttle for extra crunch.
- Signature solidbody of famed rock guitarist Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands, Red Dragon Cartel)
- Based on the fan-favorite San Dimas 1 body style
- Loaded with 2 DiMarzio SDS-1 DP111 single-coils and 1 Seymour Duncan JB humbucker
- Designed to cover a variety of music ground in a performance setting
- Hardtail brass bridge and black Gotoh tuners keep intonation on point