Charvel Launches New Phil Sgrosso Signature Model

Charvel® is pleased to present its ode to one of metal’s foremost innovator’s, Phil Sgrosso. Alongside his Grammy-nominated band, As I Lay Dying, Sgrosso has injected the genre with a sense of melodicism and nuance that has cemented his status as a guitar legend. Now, thanks to this Signature Pro-Mod, players everywhere can tap into the same sense of sonic freedom that helped Sgrosso make his mark as one of heavy metal’s finest.

In order to pay homage to a guitarist whose style seamlessly forges brutal tones with beautiful and delicate harmony, Charvel has designed an instrument capable of delivering excellence across the musical spectrum. This signature model delivers a walloping low end thanks to its mahogany body, while the shimmering multi-voice Fishman Fluence bridge pickup ensures that each and every riff can be heard with the utmost clarity.


  • Mahogany body with scalloped lower back bout and cut heel
  • Bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and satin urethane finish
  • 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and fluorescent side inlays.
  • Active multi-voice Fishman Fluence Modern PRF-MHB-AB1 bridge pickup
  • Speed knob volume control with push/pull capabilities.
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system
  • Black anodized aluminum pickguard and Charvel® toothpaste headstock logo

Phil Sgrosso Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 H FR E, Ebony Fingerboard ($1,549.99 USD, £1,589.00 GBP, €1,849.00 EUR, $3299.00 AUD, ¥214,500 JPY) As I Lay Dying’s principal songwriter and guitarist Phil Sgrosso is a formidable creative force behind the Grammy-nominated melodic metalcore act. In his honour, Charvel presents the Phil Sgrosso Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 H FR E – a brutally modern take on a classic design. Its mahogany body delivers rich and resonant tone for dark, chugging metal and has a scalloped lower back bout and sculpted shredder’s cut heel for comfortable and unencumbered upper-fret access. The bolt-on maple neck is graphite-reinforced to withstand the abuses of worldwide touring and has a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, fluorescent Luminlay side dots for fingerboard guidance in low light and a conveniently located heel-mount truss adjustment wheel for neck tweaks on the fly. A multi-voice Fishman Fluence Modern PRF-MHB-AB1 alnico bridge pickup delivers the most sought-after humbucking tones, from a modern active pickup with a full, boosted sound to clean, crisp and fluid tones. A single speed knob for volume control has a push/pull selector for switching between the voices. Available in Silverburst with black anodized aluminum pickguard.