Charvel Guitars was founded in the 1970s in California. The company was originally started as a repair shop for out-of-warranty Fender guitars. Charvel guitars became popular in the 1980s because of famous rock guitarists such as Eddie Van Halen, Richie Sambora, Warren DeMartini, Randy Rhoads, Jake E Lee, Vinnie Vincent, and George Lynch. Making mostly mid to high end guitars, Charvel are some of the most playable guitars on the market due to their sleek neck design. Charvel guitars are an ideal instrument for anyone serious about playing rock and metal and are available in an array of striking finishes.