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03-18-2010 05:36 AM
Tank
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

I always wanted a Carvin but sadly the no longer sell them in Europe over resellers, only direct from USA and they do not offer such nice shipping options as Rich, so it will cost a fortune...
03-18-2010 12:48 AM
Dino
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

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Originally Posted by j45m16 View Post
i have played at the carvin guitars models at the San Diego show room except the hollow bodies, and cant say anything was spectacular .Nice i guess but not what i was looking for and i had wifes permission to buy whatever i wanted.
I noticed that the guitars in the showroom were not set up very well when I was there. Also, they are very crisp from the factory you have to play them in a little bit.
03-17-2010 07:39 PM
DannyB819
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

I don't post here much, but I have a C66 due to be finished next week, I'll be sure to post pics when it arrives. There's a few non-standard options I'm getting and I'll lay it all out when the guitar arrives.
03-17-2010 01:13 PM
Dino
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

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Originally Posted by robertkoa View Post
Dino -is your Koa CT6 fatter or brighter than the Mahogany ones ? Or both - Ha!

And I guess I should ask about the sustain( even though I have a pretty good idea of what you're going to say.............)

What are the tones like generally?

I've thought of an all Koa Ct3- just hoping they'll soon offer a single coil in between the two humbuckers.
Sustain is great, I have never really spent any time playing the regular mahogany version so I can't really tell you the difference. It does seem to be fat, yet defined at the same time. It's not muddy like a LP or smooth and generic like a PRS, kinda has it's own sound. There is some bite in there that is hard to describe.
03-16-2010 06:56 PM
j45m16
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

i have played at the carvin guitars models at the San Diego show room except the hollow bodies, and cant say anything was spectacular .Nice i guess but not what i was looking for and i had wifes permission to buy whatever i wanted.
03-16-2010 06:15 PM
LordGrendel
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

I own a Carvin Legacy, 9 out of 10...
03-16-2010 06:06 PM
robertkoa
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Dino -is your Koa CT6 fatter or brighter than the Mahogany ones ? Or both - Ha!

And I guess I should ask about the sustain( even though I have a pretty good idea of what you're going to say.............)

What are the tones like generally?

I've thought of an all Koa Ct3- just hoping they'll soon offer a single coil in between the two humbuckers.
03-13-2010 04:21 AM
Dino
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

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Originally Posted by robertkoa View Post
Yeah! I used to have a rare neck thru 25.5" scale with Koa neck and sides( Carvin LS-175 H-S-H) that was very versatile- did lots of Strat and other tones with awesome sustain.

I now have a Koa body Bolt with Maple neck which is extremely resonant and very good sustain-more than I expected from a Bolt on guitar.

The tones and finish and fretwork are on par with the very top boutique Strat builders and the thing rings very loud unplugged like a thin semi hollow- does great fatter Strat tones and more with H-S-S.

The profile on the neck is a medium C( larger than an "Even C Slim " from Suhr )- I have the 14" radius and it's sooo nice- no deadspots on the ebony board - etc.

Carvin has Improved the neck joints on the Bolt ons lately( rounded joint for better upper fret access) and they've always been super precise in construction and fretwork.

Judging from the pictures I see they are still improving the wood that they use which was already excellent before!Upgrading to a Mahogany or Koa body is really cheap as well-

I haven't played Fenders lately but the Carvin nut width is comparable to the Strats that are 1.6875 "
wide at the nut- a bit wider than the EJ for example which is 1.650"- the strings always align on Carvins and there's NO ROOM for a shim in the neck pocket on their Bolt ons , they are tight.
I have a CT6 with Koa neck and body, have to say I love the look and sound of that guitar.
02-11-2010 01:55 PM
knifehitz
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

That semi-hollow looks awesome. My main guitar (an extremely far cry from my 550 and RS 400) is a Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean. It just has the meatiest, most full tone I've ever heard. Would you say the same about the Carvin?
02-11-2010 10:59 AM
robertkoa
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Yeah! I used to have a rare neck thru 25.5" scale with Koa neck and sides( Carvin LS-175 H-S-H) that was very versatile- did lots of Strat and other tones with awesome sustain.

I now have a Koa body Bolt with Maple neck which is extremely resonant and very good sustain-more than I expected from a Bolt on guitar.

The tones and finish and fretwork are on par with the very top boutique Strat builders and the thing rings very loud unplugged like a thin semi hollow- does great fatter Strat tones and more with H-S-S.

The profile on the neck is a medium C( larger than an "Even C Slim " from Suhr )- I have the 14" radius and it's sooo nice- no deadspots on the ebony board - etc.

Carvin has Improved the neck joints on the Bolt ons lately( rounded joint for better upper fret access) and they've always been super precise in construction and fretwork.( look at the pictures- they are ALL this precise).

Judging from the pictures I see they are still improving the wood that they use which was already excellent before!Upgrading to a Mahogany or Koa body is really cheap as well-

I haven't played Fenders lately but the Carvin nut width is comparable to the Strats that are 1.6875 "
wide at the nut- a bit wider than the EJ for example which is 1.650"- the strings always align on Carvins and there's NO ROOM for a shim in the neck pocket on their Bolt ons , they are tight.
03-28-2009 06:27 PM
Dino
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Okay just checking. Prolly just the angle the pictures were taken. I've seen too man yguitars lately with the string falling off the high E side... It's becoming a pet peeve!
03-28-2009 03:31 PM
bucket_bot
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

I can assure you the strings are definitely NOT off centre.....prob my crappy Camera! LOL!
03-28-2009 03:24 PM
Dino
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Nice looking guitar but I don't think that it is right how the strings are off center towards the high E side. Is that just the angle of the pics that makes it look like that?
03-28-2009 02:44 PM
bucket_bot
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Here's Mine!!









02-20-2009 08:43 PM
ashleighhhh
Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Love them! I got an uber rare DC200 (pointy) with custom marquetry of a serpent on the body, only found 1 other like mine online, emailed carvin and they said it was never mass produced (don't know if he is BS'ing me but till this day haven't found many like this out there).. apart from looks plays super sweet and the neck is perfect!
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