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Charvel Desolation DC-1 ST Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Black


This beautifully crafted and well designed guitar from Charvel has a through-body fast neck with tilt-back scarf joint head stock, jumbo frets and a set of 81 & 85 EMG pickups to give you that high gain output with dazzling clarity. There are a couple of surface marks on the body but apart from that it is in perfect working order and comes with a fresh restring and set up. 

Beyond Industry Standard Sound

There are few brands that are as synonymous with high gain metal as EMG. Since these EMG 81 and EMG 85 pickups hit the scene they have been used by some of the biggest and best metal bands. And now you can join them in having your own set of EMG's in your guitar. You want pickups that are able to handle as much distortion you can throw at it so your sound doesn't end up sounding muddy and muffled. From crushing rhythm sounds on the bridge pickup and smooth leads on the neck pickup this guitar has you covered.

Nothing In Your Way

You don't want anything to get in the way of your playing whether that be the body, the neck or your tone. The DC-1 ST has been made to stay out of your way. A high access cutaway helps you get up to the higher frets without any discomfort. While the 24 Fret through neck and compound radius fretboard makes your transitions between rhythm and lead parts as easy as possible.

Here's what Charvel say about the Desolation DC-1 ST


Magnificent Desolation. The Charvel Desolation series introduces entirely new designs not previously seen in Charvel's 30-year history, offering more tonal and stylistic options for discerning players everywhere. Devastating tone, killer looks and high-performance playability separate the Desolation series from all others. It's a whole new series of Charvel guitars for a whole new world of players.

The Desolation DC-1 ST has a double-cutaway mahogany body with a carved top and neck-through-body design. Features include a bound mahogany neck with scalloped heel, compound radius (12"-16") Indian rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and abalone inlays, abalone body and headstock binding, EMG 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) active humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, Charvel bridge specially designed for compound-radius fingerboards, black nickel hardware, three-on-a-side locking Charvel tuners, and solid and trans finishes (flame maple veneer on trans finishes) with matching headstocks. Available in Black, Flat Black, Trans Black, Trans Red and Trans Blue Smear.




  • Model Name: Desolation DC-1 ST
  • Model Number: 2931111
  • Series: Desolation


  • Neck: Through-Body Fast Neck with Tilt-Back Scarf Joint Head Stock
  • No. of Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Abalone "Keystone" Position Inlays
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Oiled
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)


  • Fretboard: Rosewood


  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG 81 Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
  • Neck Pickup: EMG 85 Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:  Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup


  • Hardware Finish: Black Nickel
  • Bridge: Charvel - Jackson Compound Radius Compensated Bridge
  • Nut: Plastic

All our guitars have a Gold Service before we allow them to leave!! 


  • A new set of stings.

  • String height, truss rod and intonation adjusted.

  • Polished frets.

  • Lemon oiled fingerboard (If applicable).

  • Electrics checked and serviced.

  • A final polish of the guitar before delivery.




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