Affordable Signature Model with Custom Features
Joe Duplantier — front man of the groundbreaking metal band Gojira — is well known for the huge palette of tones that he's able to elicit from his straightforward Charvel Joe Duplantier Signature solidbody electric guitars. This Joe Duplantier Signature San Dimas Style 2 HH's slab body is loaded with a duo of Duncan Designed humbucking pickups for punishing the input of your amp. And this San Dimas Style 2 HH boasts custom features, such as a compound-radius fretboard and a truss rod adjustment thumbwheel at an affordable price point.
What makes the Charvel Joe Duplantier Signature San Dimas Style 2 HH solidbody electric guitar stand out from a crowded field of metal-based instruments is its less-is-more approach to design. The nato wood used for the guitar's Style 2 body sounds much like mahogany but is readily available, keeping the guitar's price more manageable. The non-flashy finish extends to the guitar's Fender-licensed headstock. And body binding gives the guitar just enough pop to look like a serious metal machine.
Many of the finest appointments included on the Charvel Joe Duplantier Signature San Dimas Style 2 HH aren’t immediately visible upon first glance. For instance, the ebony fretboard boasts a compound-radius that goes from 12" to 16" at the higher frets — a feature usually found on higher-end instruments. Graphite reinforcement is inlaid into the neck, ensuring its stability under most environmental situations. And if you do need to tweak your neck a bit, the truss rod thumbwheel adjustment makes easy work of it.
Dual Duncan Designed humbucking pickups
To get his pummeling guitar tones, Duplantier chose to go with a duet of Duncan Designed HB-103 humbucking pickups in his Charvel signature model. Many Sweetwater guitarists believe Duncan Designed pickups to be some of the most underrated out there. The HB-103s deliver plenty of output for your high-gain tones while remaining tight and clear sounding. And the single volume knob and 3-way pickup selector makes finding the right tones for your rig as simple as a flick of a switch.
Charvel Joe Duplantier Signature San Dimas Style 2 HH Features:
- Signature model of Gojira front man
- Traditional Style 2 body design
- Dual Duncan Designed humbucking pickups deliver plenty of power
- Compound-radius ebony fretboard is fantastic for lead and rhythm playing
- Convenient truss rod thumbwheel adjustment
- Intuitive control package
- Nato tonewood sounds like mahogany and keeps the price down for you