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Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 FR - Snow White Reviews

5.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
  • from Chanhassen, MN January 28, 2013Music Background:
    Hobbyist in all styles, gigging rock musician


    This guitar is great! The quality, feel and tonality is amazing. It delivers on what it promises: a fast neck with great pickups and a sweet Floyd Rose system. I highly recommend this guitar. If you are unsure if you should pull the trigger on purchasing the guitar, do it, you will not regret this purchase. Of course, a big thanks to everyone at Sweetwater for their amazing service; as always, thank you.

  • from Richmond, IN November 9, 2012Music Background:

    Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 FR

    You won't find more of a guitar at this price anywhere. The factory setup was almost perfect. intonation was off just a tiny bit on a couple strings. You get neck-through, the holy grail of EMG metal pups (81&85 active). To top it off, the sustain is amazing! This guitar is absolutely beautiful. I love the fretboard inlays, they look great. My favorite guitar has always been my Charvel Model 6 that I bought in 1986. Looks like that just changed.

  • from Dunbartin NH USA October 22, 2012Music Background:
    Semi Pro and studio musician.

    Excellent Guitar for the price

    This guitar is worth every penny that you pay for it.I have been playing for longer then many of you reading this have been alive. I've owned every high end guitar thats been made and this guitar is every bit as good as any of them. It came set up perfectly and plays and sounds great. I wouldn't have minded a tone knob but its not a big deal. Being made in China might put some people off but it would be your loss. The finish and the build quality are top notch. Getting neck thru construction and a real Floyd Rose for this price is very hard to find. If your a rocker you can't beat this guitar.

  • from April 14, 2014

    An Incredible Guitar for the Price

    To put it bluntly, you will not find a more quality guitar in the same price range. An Original Floyd Rose, and Active Pickups for under $700? Good luck finding that deal elsewhere. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted in a new guitar: 25.5" scale, Original Floyd, with an unfinished neck. This thing delivers on all fronts.

    Every part of the guitar felt solid straight out of the box. I did add a solid brass block, and had it set up for D Standard tuning (11 gauge strings). Even after some serious whammy wanking this thing will hold its tuning.

    Aesthetically this guitar is breathtaking, I have owned white guitars before, but this one is easily the most eye catching. That abalone really pops.

    The only reason I don't give this guitar a full 5 stars is because I feel that the cutaway could be deeper, although it is by no means shallow. Having said that I do normally play V guitars, so it may just be my hands needing to adjust to a tighter playing space.

    All in all a solid axe. If you are considering this as your new metal guitar, you won't be disappointed.

  • from Novato, CA June 4, 2013Music Background:
    Amateur that's been playing a lifetime


    I played this guitar at a local shop, but I prefer to purchase from Sweetwater, as they have fantastic service and provide a fantastic team should anything go amiss. This guitar plays FAST and the active pickups just scream.The FR is stable and doesn't jump out of tune. My Son and I like this axe a lot. It has quickly become our 'Rock" staple.

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