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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Carvin DC-127(L)

Anyone have one? I just ordered it at Daddys and I'm about to go put a deposit on it to check it out..I know its neck through (yummy!) not sure if its ebony or not, but I can't wait to see what this neck profile is like..I've been wanting a non-floyd guitar for a while..oh, and its a whopping $399!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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Re: Carvin DC-127(L)

The neck-profile is more traditional. I'd refer to this as C-shaped. It's very different than the flat Ibby necks. The wood in the pic you posted looks like rosewood, to me, but the standard wood is ebony, so I could be wrong.

But that's wonderful that you're getting this, man! I'm actually designing one right now. I hope to purchase it this year. I think I'm going to go for a purpleburst finish.



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Re: Carvin DC-127(L)

Be sure to check this thread out, Lefty Robb.

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Re: Carvin DC-127(L)

Are they compound necks?
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 06:10 AM
 
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Re: Carvin DC-127(L)

That one looks like the "old model", when Carvin used compound radius.

Now, they offer 12" radius by default, with option to go 10" or 14".
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Carvin's Rapid Play Neck™ assures the best possible string action. You simply can't buy a guitar that plays better than a Carvin. Most guitars and basses are offered with a 12" standard radius, with 10" and 14" radii offered optionally
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Carvin DC-127(L)

OMFG I picked it up today and, wow.

Comfortable, flat thin neck (maybe a MM more than my prestige wizard): CHECK
Sperzel Locking tuners: CHECK
Ebony board: CHECK
no wear on frets : CHECK
Lovely Finish (not BLACK!) CHECK
Neck Through: CHECK
Not a ding or scratch in sight (sans a few pick swirls): CHECK
All this for $400: CHECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Carvin DC-127(L)

SCORE! Congrats on the tastey no axe! Bonus points since it's a lefty and you guys need all the help you can get finding good deals
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Carvin DC-127(L)

Even the pickups are decent. Only 1 thing I can complain about it, is the fret ends are a little sharp, but thats a easy fix. The controls are going to take some getting used to, the volume turns the other way than the rest of my guitars and the pickup switch is much farther away too.




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Re: Carvin DC-127(L)

Nice score man, enjoy her!
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Nice score man, enjoy her!
Damn dude, this is one of the nicest guitars I have ever played, hands down, I dare say its as good (if not better!!) as my 3120. I could easily see this guitar cost 3x as much (after I ran the specs though the website it came to about $950). I am truly in awe over the quality, sound and feel of this guitar. And you guys know how hard I am to impress, so that should say something. I'm so impressed I'm actually thinking about ordering a 727 in the near future (with a birdseye maple board of course) They got one on the site already made for $1000 but its white, yuk! I seriously don't know why people are buying guitars like Schecter when they can get a guitar thats like 10x better for like $300 bucks more.

Maybe I'm getting old, but I actually don't miss the locking trem!! But you think it would be worth it to get some Graphtech saddles?

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Damn dude, this is one of the nicest guitars I have ever played, hands down, I dare say its as good (if not better!!) as my 3120. I could easily see this guitar cost 3x as much (after I ran the specs though the website it came to about $950). I am truly in awe over the quality, sound and feel of this guitar. And you guys know how hard I am to impress, so that should say something. I'm so impressed I'm actually thinking about ordering a 727 in the near future (with a birdseye maple board of course) They got one on the site already made for $1000 but its white, yuk! I seriously don't know why people are buying guitars like Schecter when they can get a guitar thats like 10x better for like $300 bucks more.

Maybe I'm getting old, but I actually don't miss the locking trem!! But you think it would be worth it to get some Graphtech saddles?
i dont like the graphtech saddles at all, actually im a fan of ss saddles, but its about personal tone

my buddy has a vintage fender he put them on, and he threw out his old ones, thinking they were all corodded(they were nikel plated steel) and his graphtech came in, and put em on, and the sustain increased a little, like when u string a note it went on for a tad longer but had a long decay on it with little or no tone tho....but he wsa disapointed, and i read online other reviews and some rave about it and some dont

do you have any on other guitars what do you think??

and as for carvin, they love the strait radius since they have a pretty stompy foot on thier action guarantee

when i got my 727 active with alder/flamed maple stained black and clear coat ontop, and a maple/ebony neck with a flat 16 radius

man it was the best guitar i had...i was hurting for cash so i sold it
i had sd pickusp in there after i got it, and then put a bartolini, man....did it scream....the only thing i didnt like was on the active electronics, you had to be in full power on the trebble to get the tone u would get from for instance a 1 meg volume/500k tone passive setup

but carvin makes such awesome guitars, if it wasnt for the lack of headstock options, body options and fretboard options id probably have another instead of the warmoth

but they are great guitars, if only the holdsworth came in a solid body option instead of semi holobody with the pockets, id own one already


missing my carvins now....
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Re: Carvin DC-127(L)

That's beautiful, LR. I can't wait to get mine!

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