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In the past eight years, CHON have gone from playing local shows in their hometown of San Diego to a spot on the Billboard 200 and tours with Animals As Leaders and Circa Survive. The easiest category to put CHON in would be "instrumental," but that doesn't do the band justice. On their debut full-length Grow, CHON incorporate prog rock and jazz with lightning quick picking, staccato drumming and buoyant melodies, creating a sound that's fresh, exciting and wholly their own. (They even add vocals to a couple songs, "Can't Wait" and "Echo.") There are intricacies to the songs on Grow, but the band's approach to writing music is simple and organic. "We have fun writing this kind of music," says guitarist Mario Camarena. "We don't take it too seriously; it's just music we naturally write. I hope people who enjoy our stuff have fun listening to it."

Ibanez EH10TGM:Erik Hansel Signature



neck type

  • AZ Oval C Roasted Maple neck
  • top/back/body
  • Walnut topNyatoh body
  • fretboard
  • Jatoba fretboardOff-set white block inlay
  • fret
  • Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • number of frets
  • 24
  • bridge
  • Gotoh® T1502 tremolo bridge
  • string space
  • 10.5mm
  • neck pickup
  • Seymour Duncan® Alnico II Pro™ (S) neck pickup
  • bridge pickup
  • Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (H) bridge pickupPassive/Alnico
  • factory tuning
  • 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
  • strings
  • D'Addario® EXL110
  • string gauge
  • .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
  • nut
  • Graph Tech®
  • hardware color
  • Chrome



Scale :

  • 648mm/25.5"
  • a : Width
  • 42mm at NUT
  • b : Width
  • 57mm at 24F
  • c : Thickness
  • 20.5mm at 1F
  • d : Thickness
  • 22.5mm at 12F
  • Radius :
  • 305mmR
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