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Charvel MJ San Dimas – Japanese Masterpieces?

Charvel MJ San Dimas Guitars
These Charvel MJ San Dimas models come with quilted maple tops and some great pro-specifications and quality hardware

In the world of electric guitars, Fender Japan’s commitment to excellence continues to captivate musicians globally. Their latest offering, the Charvel MJ San Dimas guitars, are a testament to this enduring legacy. These masterpieces, hailing from Japan, embody a blend of artistic design and technical prowess, representing the pinnacle of Fender Corporation’s craftsmanship.

Charvel MJ San Dimas Guitars

The Charvel MJ San Dimas guitars, inspired by Superstrat designs, revisit the late 1980s era when Charvel’s Japanese-produced models first made waves. These guitars are not mere replicas; they are a bold statement for the progressive guitarist, offering a unique sound spectrum that transcends traditional boundaries.

Charvel MJ San Dimas Midnight Glow

Quilted Maple

The MJ San Dimas Style 1 HSH FR QM models, available in two variants, differ only in their fretboard material choices: one featuring a maple fretboard and the other, a Pau Ferro ‘board. Each model boasts an alder body with an exquisite quilted maple top. The bolt-on, graphite-reinforced maple necks, with a 12″-16″ radius and 25.5″ fretboards, feature 24 Jumbo frets with rolled edges, ensuring unparalleled playability.

Charvel MJ San Dimas Transparent Green Burst

Seymour Duncan

At the heart of the San Dimas models are the Seymour Duncan pickups – a Jazz SH-2N humbucker at the neck, a Flat Strat SSL-6 single-coil in the middle, and a JB TB-4 ‘bucker at the bridge. This combination promises an unmistakable upper midrange attack, a tight, articulate low-end, and a snappy Strat character. The Jazz pickup adds an articulate, glassy treble response, enhancing the guitar’s tonal versatility.

Charvel MJ San Dimas Caribbean Burst

Gotoh GE1996T

The models’ ’80s-era hot-rod vibe is further accentuated by licensed Strat headstocks, while the inclusion of a Gotoh GE1996T Series Double-Locking tremolo, Gotoh die-cast tuners, and a Floyd Rose 1000 Series Locking nut highlights the top-name hardware.


The Pau Ferro model is available in Midnight Glow and Transparent Green Burst finishes, while the maple version is offered in a Caribbean Burst colorway.

Guitar Bomb Verdict

These latest Charvel MJ San Dimas guitars are not just instruments; they are a statement of style, innovation, and superior quality. The price point is about right and overall we are very impressed with the specifications of these models.

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