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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-24-2006, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Charvel EVH guitars

Now i know this has probably been said before but are these guitars really worth what they're charging for them?!

As far as i can tell, the only thing different to it apart from being a strat with a humbucker and locking trem, is the connection to EVH and the colour sceme.

Really, am i missing out on anything here? Does the guitar claim magical powers or something? Is there a special feature to the guitar, because for $2500, i think that it's a rip off! Fair doos to anyone who owns the guitar, i would really love to get one... but not for that price. Is it really worth it?


Anyway, that's just my little rant. I know this has been discussed alot, but i was looking through Chavel/Fender's site just now and after seeing the EVH series i thought "well, i'll check out the price on it... hmmm *browses net*, *chin hits ground* ... what, the, hell?!"

Anyway yeah , what are your views guys?
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post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-24-2006, 10:09 PM
 
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

I played one, recently, to solve my own curiosity (and to try out the D-Tuna. hehe.), and, honestly, most of it MUST be hype, cause I wasn't all THAT impressed. I have a Squier Standard Strat that playes as nice, IMHO.
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post #3 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-25-2006, 03:20 AM
 
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

I've only played one of the Charvel EVH, and it was very impressive. Great tone and feel. There were ten+ other Charvel guitars in the store and the EVH was the best one, for me. It could be totally random, I don't know. Still, I love the design, and it being a EVH is enough for me.
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

"Is there a special feature to the guitar,"

Yep, it automatically generates an $1800 royalty to EHV per sale.
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post #5 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-25-2006, 05:23 AM
 
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

I played one a bit at my fave guitar shop.

It is identical in feel to my custom alder strat.

I prefer the tone of mine, and the whole build cost about £900. The neck (a usa fender) is absolutely identical. I have seen them for £2000 or just under.

So to sum up, I don't think they are worth it at all. Nice guitars, but not that nice.
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post #6 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-25-2006, 05:50 AM
 
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

They're a guitar for collectors, not players.
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

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"Is there a special feature to the guitar,"

Yep, it automatically generates an $1800 royalty to EHV per sale.
$1800 .

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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

I think you could probably build one out of parts that was as nice and would still sound and play as well as the charvel.
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

You can put together the exact same guitar with the exact same parts with the pinstriping of your choice for $1000 if not less.

I love EVH. I grew up on his music. I listened to the first VH album 37 times in a row but I just don't see that guitar being worth $2600.
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post #10 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-25-2006, 07:45 AM
 
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

serious if charvel these days are.........

i played on a evh charvel at a music store.....it just feels like a china made squier to me...no offence..but its jsut not my type..
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

Anyone noticed that if the D-tuna is engaged, the spring clip end rests against the guitar's laquer and cracks it eventually? Good solid design that
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

I've played a few, and they are great guitars, no doubt. They're definitely overpriced as well. If I wanted something like this I'd get another Charvel, or try to find one used.
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I think you could probably build one out of parts that was as nice and would still sound and play as well as the charvel.
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Bingo. I don't doubt that the guitar I am currently building will play as good, if not BETTER, than the EVH I played that day. Someone else said it, well: It played like an import Squier. My Squier cost me $190, and I dropped a Duncan JB jr. into it, for $70 more. A FAR cry from the chunk of change you'd be blowing on the EVH, and it played actually a little better, too.
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post #14 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-25-2006, 12:09 PM
 
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

In all fairness if you went to a Charvel Forum and asked whether a BRMR Jem is worth the price what do you think would be said about it.

I do love my 7VWH but unless you are partial to Jems the average person would say the same about Vai's involvement with Ibanez and the prices of Jems.

Just my opinion...
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Re: Charvel EVH guitars

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Anyone noticed that if the D-tuna is engaged, the spring clip end rests against the guitar's laquer and cracks it eventually? Good solid design that
Is the trem that close to the body?

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