Seriously Slick Left Handed Charvel Guitars 2021

Left Handed Charvel Guitars
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Last Updated on May 27, 2021 by Chris

Left Handed Charvel Guitars

Charvel guitars are known for being precision instruments, with high performance and tone to match. They’re very popular with hard rock and metal guitar players, and come in some pretty ‘out there’ colors and paint jobs. Take the Warren DeMartini signature model, for example, featuring an amazing looking snakeskin paint job!

Warren DeMartini Signature Snake Guitar

Players such as Guthrie Govan of The Aristocrats, Satchel of Steel Panther, Gojira’s Joe Duplantier, and many others have their own Signature Series guitars. Lefty players include Jimi Bell of Autograph.

Charvel recently announced some new guitars for 2021. So let’s take a look at whether there are any left handed Charvel guitars available.

If you’d like, you can go straight to the guitars.

Who Are Charvel Guitars?

Charvel Guitars was founded by Wayne Charvel, who in the early 1970s had worked at Fender. In 1974, he decided to open a repair shop for Fender guitars that were no longer under warranty, which he called Charvel’s Guitar Repair.

The shop became very successful, building a solid reputation for custom paint jobs, making upgraded parts, and of course, repair work, and soon afterward, Charvel began making complete guitars to sell at the shop.

Their hot-rod Superstrats, swapped out vintage parts for upgrades like humbuckers, locking tremolos and thinner, faster necks with jumbo frets making it easier for blisteringly fast playing. These instruments were clearly aimed at hard rock and metal guitarists wanting to play at their limit!

Wayne Charvel sold the company to Grover Jackson in 1978; Jackson, who worked at Charvel’s Guitar Repair, was also founded Jackson Guitars a few years later.

Grover Jackson then sold the company to Japanese manufacturer IMC (International Music Corporation) in 1989, and by 2002, the company was bought by Fender Instruments.

Now owned by Fender, Charvel Guitars clearly differentiate themselves from the more traditionally specified guitars made by Fender, with their own highly specified, upgraded Superstrats.

What Do I Think of Charvel Guitars?

I like Charvel guitars; I like them a lot! In fact, one of my favorite guitarists plays a Charvel; Guthrie Govan. To me, his music is pretty mind-blowing stuff! Not afraid to mix it up, his fusion of many different styles often leaves me quite astounded by the complexity and dexterity of his playing. Obviously, he needs a guitar that can inspire this kind of playing.

I was lucky enough to see Guthrie perform live when he toured with his band The Aristocrats in 2019. I was so impressed with the stuff he was getting out of his Charvel Signature HSH Flame Maple guitar. It’s a shame it isn’t available in lefty configuration.

Charvel is also known for its vibrant and colorfully loud finishes, which I’m also a fan of. Some of the more recent of these outlandish finishes include a Custom Shop San Dimas Galaxy with Buckeye resin finish:

Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas Galaxy with Buckeye Resin Finish

Different Types of Charvel Guitars

Charvel sport several ranges of guitar; check these out:

  • Pro-Mod – The classic Charvel style, playability, and tone are combined in these Pro-Mod series guitars to provide players with a level of quality design that made Charvel the highly sought-after brand it is today.
  • USA Select – These represent Charvel’s flagship models. Built at the Charvel Custom Shop in Corona, CA, these guitars are built to incredibly high standards and feature extremely high-performance specifications.
  • Artist Signature Series – With this range of Charvel guitars, you can see what it’s like to play the stylish and high-performance guitars of the Charvel endorsed players. Charvel work closely with these artists to craft guitars just the way they want them. Now you can try them for yourselves!
  • Limited Edition – These Limited Edition Charvel models celebrate Charvel styles and shapes from the past, but also using modern and innovative hardware and features.
  • Custom Shop – This is where you go when you want your dream Charvel guitar! If you’re not happy with the number of left handed Charvel guitars, and you have the money, then this is where they will build you a guitar coupling top-of-the-line build quality with the very best performance hardware. If money is no object, and you want a Charvel, then you want a Custom Shop model!

Charvel guitar models are made in Mexico, Japan, and the USA depending on the range.

Left Handed Charvel Electric Guitars

In total, there are a massive fifty-two right handed guitars available in 2021. That’s a very good number to choose from!

So how many left handed Charvel guitars are available? After last year’s singular, solitary, solo lefty model, I’m pleased to say that Charvel has increased the number to three! Here, check them out!

Pro-Mod DK24 HH 2PT CM LHNEW

Left Handed Charvel Guitars - PRO-MOD DK24 HH 2PT CM LH (Gloss Black)
Left Handed Charvel Guitars - PRO-MOD DK24 HH 2PT CM LH (Satin Shell Pink)

The new Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HH 2PT CM LH is designed for an unparalleled spectrum of sound. It features a sculpted shredder’s cut heel and a scalloped lower back bout for easy access to the upper frets.

It has a fast neck; the bolt-on caramelized maple “speed” neck is reinforced with graphite and has a super-smooth hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish. The 12”-16” compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard with its comfortable rolled edges adds to the speed and easy-to-play nature of this guitar.

This lefty guitar features an HH pickup configuration with a direct mount custom Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B bridge pickup and a direct mount custom Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APH-1N neck pickup.

It also offers many premium modern features and comes in either Gloss Black or Satin Shell Pink finishes.

Available from APRIL 2021

  • BODY: Alder
  • NECK: Bolt-On Caramelized Maple with Graphite Reinforcement
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • NECK PROFILE: Speed Neck with Rolled Fingerboard Edges
  • NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Caramelized Maple
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″-16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Custom Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APH-1N
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Custom Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B
  • FINISH: Gloss Black, Satin Shell Pink

Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E Sassafras LHNEW

Left Handed Charvel Guitars - PRO-MOD SAN DIMAS® STYLE 1 HH FR E SASSAFRAS LH (Satin Black)

The Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E Sassafras LH boasts the innovative, high-performance design that Charvel are known for. An great guitar for high-speed playing, with all the latest tech and modern features you could wish for!

This new lefty Charvel gives southpaw shredders the San Dimas sassafras body and a bolt-on maple neck with a pair of graphite-reinforcement rods inside to resist bending and warping under hard playing and environmental stresses.

Its speed neck is designed for lightning fast playing, quick changes, with the rolled fingerboard edges providing extra comfort.

It features an HH pickup configuration; a direct mount Seymour Duncan JB TB-4 at the bridge and a direct mount Seymour Duncan ’59 SH-1N at the neck.

The tone knob has push/pull tone activation and the volume control hides a push/pull coil split for even more tonal versatility.

Available from MARCH 2021

  • BODY: Sassafras
  • NECK: Bolt-On Maple with Graphite Reinforcement
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • NECK PROFILE: Speed Neck with Rolled Fingerboard Edges
  • NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″-16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
  • NECK PICKUP: Seymour Duncan ’59 SH-1N
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Seymour Duncan JB TB-4
  • FINISH: Satin Black

Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M LHNEW

Left Handed Charvel Guitars - PRO-MOD SO-CAL STYLE 1 HH FR M LH (Gloss Black)
Left Handed Charvel Guitars - PRO-MOD SO-CAL STYLE 1 HH FR M LH (Satin Snow White)

The Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M LH is a modern guitar with features and versatility that any guitarist can appreciate. This classic lefty is full-on in playability and innovative design giving you tons of high performance.

This lefty So-Cal Style 1 has an alder body, and a maple neck, which features a pair of graphite reinforcement rods for rock-solid stability.

The speed neck profile has a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish for extra smooth playing and the 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard allows for extra speed. Perfect for all you shredders out there!

It features a high-output Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6 humbucker at the bridge, and a warm, Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6N humbucker at the neck.

The tone knob has push/pull tone activation, and the volume control hides a push/pull coil split for even more tonal versatility.

Already available in a Satin Snow White finish, the Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M LH will be available in a classic Gloss Black from APRIL 2021.

  • BODY: Alder
  • NECK: Bolt-On Maple with Graphite Reinforcement
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • NECK PROFILE: Speed Neck with Rolled Fingerboard Edges
  • NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″-16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
  • NECK PICKUP: Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6N
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6
  • FINISH: Gloss Black, Satin Snow White

Left Handed Charvel Basses

Although in the past, Charvel have made bass guitars, unfortunately right now they only make six and seven-string guitars.

Final Thoughts

So that’s great news! This year, Charvel has added a couple more models to their roster of left handed guitars. Last year’s offering of Charvel left handed guitars was a paltry one! Let’s hope there will be even more to come in the future.

There’s no doubting the quality and playability of Charvel’s guitars. So with just three models from the Charvel range, unfortunately, we can’t really say there are many left handed Charvel guitars, but those that we can buy are definitely fantastic guitars!

If you wanted anything other than those listed above, you’d probably have to buy from the Charvel Custom Shop. Sometimes these guitars are also available on sites such as Adirondack Guitar or Xtreme Lefty Guitars, so it’s worth checking them out.

Have you owned or played any Charvel guitars? What do you think; any comments? Let us know below!

Image credits: charvel.com

Seriously Slick Left Handed Charvel Guitars 2021

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