Re: Charvel Thoughts? Looking at a new San Dimas..
had a chance to play a San Dimas yesterday, local shop finally got them in. All I can say is my initial reaction is 'wow' - very nice. It did remind me of a Prestige. Played great, very nice neck, great action, very smooth. Trem seemed a wee bit tight, but appeared to be fine. Appeared to be 'easy to work on' as well. Guitar looked really nice too - strat look/feel. I like the candy apple color - its not as nice as the Ibby jewel blue, but close. Semour Duncan pups, any opinions on those? It seemed quite a bit heavier than my RG's - anyone else notice that? Certainly way heavier than the S470 I had.
Owner of the shop said 51% of it was made in Mexico and the other manufacturers were split between Japan and the USA. Does that make sense?
Anyhow, I've got an opportunity to buy one for $649 - no tax, no shipping. I'd have to wait a couple of weeks, no biggie. The shop owner said I could walk out for $775 but i'd have to pay tax so I'm going the $649 route out-of-state.
If your looking to pick one of these up, this shop is in IL (you could probably talk him down to $775) and he's a cool guy. He's got all the models and HT's as well I believe. I'm not sure if I can post web sites on this forum so if your interested, let me know.