Re: Yet Another New Carvin!
I'm a big fan of binding, but the availability of tung oiled necks takes that completely away as a 'must have' for me. Carvin fretwork is fantastic, so there's really no feel difference between their unbound necks and most bound ones. They are simply great necks to play, and the binding would really only add 'look' to the equation, not feel IMHO. As for the quilts and flames, you can order a top to your liking when you order; ask for subdued and that's what you'll get...ask for over the top, and that's what you'll get. Don't like the guitar at all, most of the time you can simply send it back. They definitely give it their best shot.