Gojira’s Joe Duplantier Showcases His New Signature Charvel in Demo Video

In a new demo video for DiMarzio, Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier showcases his all-new Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 2 HH E Mahogany guitar, which features his new signature DiMarzio Fortitude bridge pickup alongside a PAF 36th Anniversary neck pickup.

“I changed it up a little bit – same Tele shape, classic,” says Duplantier. “I went for the wood color and the block inlays and the {nickel pickup} covers. This is really me right now so I’m really, really happy with this guitar.”

As for his pickups, he explains, “I tried to bring some hope in these new songs that we are writing these days. I wanted to name these pickups Fortitude. They are simple, honest, straight to the point and strong.”

His first ask when working on his sig pickup with DiMarzio was that it had to be a passive pickup.

“It’s all about the dynamic and I want people to hear what I’m doing with my hands, with my skins on the string and the pick,” he says. “It’s very important to feel that — that adds the life to the mix.”

Learn more about these new pickups from Duplantier in the clip below, which includes a playing demo.