In this [*Guitar World* article](http://www.guitarworld.com/gary-moore-discusses-his-latest-album-gear-and-phil-lynott-1987-guitar-world-interview?page=0,2) Gary talks about when he came across Charvel's saying "I use the Hamer guitars to the same extent, simply because I find them really good. A few years after I discovered the Charvels, it was a great experience getting acquainted with Hamer guitars. I wrote the album Run For Cover with these guitars, for example. They're based on the same principle as the old Les Paul Junior."more
They are my favourite 80's guitars. I own 2 Charvel Model 2's from Japan, mid-late 80's and a taxi yellow San Dimas from the USA mid 2000's. I have also owned a few others, Candy Tangerine USA, black Japanese, a few wildcards and other similar models but the 1 and 2 pickup San Dimas and Model 2 are my favourites. Especially the USA necks from the pro mods. I tried some of the new Mexican product and the necks do not feel nearly the as good to my hands.