The Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod is a high spec guitar designed by a guitarist who expects the most from his axe!
Every now and then you see a guitar that you just want to play and that is certainly the case for the Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod. Warren DeMartini was the guitarist for Ratt, perhaps one of the most successful rock bands of the 1980s Glam Metal scene. Warren, perhaps because he was the guitarist for Ratt, was one of the most under-rated guitarists of the era. He had great technique and ability which was not always apparent when performing with Ratt. But in the songs which he co-wrote, such as “Round and Round” and “Lay it Down” his skills were allowed full reign. His guitar style is hard to pigeon hole but he is known for playing rather unorthodox 4 note per string passages and chromatic runs which gives his sound a jazz fusion feel. Needless to say his playing style requires an exacting instrument and so he has endorsed Charvel guitars for much of his career. Therefore with the Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod you would expect a high spec instrument to gain the Warren DeMartini endorsement, and certainly that is what you get!
What does the Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod have to offer as a guitar.
As you would expect from a guitarist firmly rooted in the 1980s glam metal scene the guitar is a fairly typical super strat, but the build quality and spec of this guitar is anything but typical. The body of the guitar is made from Alder with fairly minimal contouring. However, it is the finish that really sets this guitar apart. The snake skin finish is amazing and really catches the eye. Strap this guitar on and you will gain some admiring glances for more than just your playing! The neck and fretboard is maple with 22 frets and has a compound radius going from 12″ – 16″. This is a comfortable neck which is what you would expect for a guitarist who likes to playfast chromatic runs up and down the fretboard.
The bridge of the Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod is a Floyd Rose FRT-1000 double locking tremolo. This is a high spec bridge allowing plenty of whammy bar action with maximum tuning stability.
The high spec continues when it comes to the electrics as the guitar comes armed with Seymour Duncan pick-ups. There is a Custom Warren DeMartini humbucker in the bridge position and a Quarter Pound Flat SSL-4 single coil in the neck position. Both pick-ups are designed for high definition at high gain and provide versatility in tonal output which should satisfy most musical tastes. Volume and tone as well as pick-up selector switch completes the guitar.
So is the Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod any good?
The guitar is certainly an amazing looking guitar. The build quality is first class as you would expect from a signature series guitar. Charvel have always had a high reputation for making quality guitars. Plugged in the guitar is also first class. The single coil is punchy delivering high volume and great tone whereas the humbucker has a real growl to it which you can truly feel.
The price tag of the Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod is not cheap at a fraction over £900 but then you get a lot of guitar for your money. If you are looking for a great looking super strat which is packed with quality features then the Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod is certainly going to demand your attention.
To find out more about the Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod go to Gear 4 Music.
|Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature Snake ProMod|
|Bridge||Floyd Rose FRT-1000 double locking tremolo|
|Frets||22 jumbo frets|
|Fretboard radius||Compound radius 12" to 16", 304.8 mm to 406.4 mm|
|Nut width||42.8 mm / 1.6875"|
|Scale length||648 mm / 25.5"|
|Bridge pickup||Seymour Duncan® Custom Design Warren DeMartini humbucker|
|Neck pickup||Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound Flat™ SSL-4 Single-Coil Strat® |
|Pickup switching||3 way selector switch|
|Controls||Volume and tone|
|Recommended retail price||£909|
|If you love this guitar||Buy now through Gear 4 Music|
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