French avant-metal quartet Gojira has cemented itself as one of paramount metal acts of the new-millennium. Led by singer, vocalist, and principal songwriter Joe Duplantier, the band has always dealt in extremes – uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness while also searching to expand the sonic palette. Charvel® proudly honors Duplantier with a distinctively elegant and ferocious signature model worthy of those musical pursuits.
Designed with the latest in Charvel high performance, the Joe Duplantier Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 2 HH E Mahogany captures all of his preferred style and specs, including an all-new pickups. A big fan of DiMarzio’s PAF® 36th Anniversary neck pickup, Duplantier sought something with a slightly more robust low end for his bridge pickup. The all-new Joe Duplantier signature DiMarzio® Fortitude™ humbucking bridge pickup completely respond to his needs – from crushing, heavy riffs to beautiful open soundscapes and everything in between. Combined with the PAF, these pickups deliver vintage tone with a twist.
A raw beauty, the San Dimas body is crafted out of mahogany with a specially contoured heel for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The graphite-reinforced bolt-on mahogany neck refuses to budge, despite heavy touring and dramatic climate changes. The heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel makes neck relief tweaks a breeze, while the oiled finish on the back of the neck provides smooth playability. Built for speed, the 12″-16″ compound radius ebony fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets with pearloid big block inlays.
Other features include three-way toggle pickup switching, knurled volume control knob in special placement slightly back from playing position, Charvel compound radius compensated bridge with anchored tailpiece and Charvel locking tuners.
Built to take a pounding while delivering pulverizing tone, this signature axe is also easy on the eyes with its Natural finish, chrome hardware, worn nickel pickup bobbins and licensed Fender® Telecaster® headstock.
SERIES: Artist Signature
BODY MATERIAL: Mahogany
BODY FINISH: Satin
NECK FINISH: Oiled
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
FRET SIZE: Jumbo
POSITION INLAYS: Pearloid Big Block
NUT MATERIAL: Black Plastic
NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
TUNING MACHINES: Charvel®-Branded Die-Cast Locking
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5″ (648 mm)
BRIDGE: Charvel® Fully Adjustable Radius Compensated Bridge with Anchored Tailpiece
Neck: DiMarzio® PAF® 36th Anniversary
Bridge: Joe Duplantier Signature DiMarzio® Fortitude™
PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
CONTROL KNOBS: Knurled Flat-Top
HARDWARE FINISH: Chrome
STRINGS: Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)