‘Total Guitar’ Names Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2-7 ‘Best For Shred’

In a head to head comparison of four 7-string guitars in Total Guitar magazine’s July issue, the Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2-7 was named “Best For Shred.”

In particular, reviewer Jonathan Horsley praised the hot tone radiating from the Seymour Duncan Nazgûl and Seymour Duncan Sentient pickups.

“They are both high-output humbuckers, wound for extended range guitars with metal players in mind,” said Horsley.

The Nazgûl has incredible harmonics across all strings with an added emphasis on bass tone for dropped tunings, while the Sentient delivers articulate notes even under the heaviest distortion.

Aside from its pickups, the Style 2-7 has another trick up its sleeve that makes it the ideal metal machine: a no-load tone control.

“From positions 0 through 9 the tone pot works as normal, but on 10 it takes itself out of the guitar’s circuit so you are running straight from the pickup to the amp,” noted Horsley. “With less resistance, your signal should be hotter and brighter.”

Pick up a copy of Total Guitar magazine to read the full review.