Robert "Bull" French's Collection
Carvin Museum Forums ID: bigbadbull

This is Bulls' latest addition - a 2006 Holdsworth Fatboy.  It's finished in Pearl White, with a Birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone dots, gold hardware, and C22B and C22N pickups.

Bull says:

"This guitar was bought and named in honor of my Grandson that died. His name was Cody and we called him "Codybear".

This was purchased by his mother for me as a memorial to his name and his life.

I will always think of him while I play this beautiful guitar that Carvin has made for me.

The Angelic color scheme was used to symbolize his angelic little nature. Cody touched my life in a way no one else could and I really miss my little buddy. May the memory of Cody live on forever."

Here's Bull's 2006 DC135.  It's mahogany, with a tung-oiled finish.  Other features include no inlays on the fingerboard, and gold hardware.  Electronics consist of an M22SD humbucker and 2 AP11 single-coils.

 

This DC135T a recent addition, and just look at the top on it!  He asked for the swirliest mahogany top Carvin could find, and what a top they came up with.  Other features of this great guitar include a CT headstock with gold logo, black chrome hardware, Wilkinson tremolo,  mahogany neck and body and 20" radius ebony fingerboard with abalone dot inlays and stainless steel jumbo frets.  Electronics consist of 2 AP11 single coils and an M22SD with "always on" switch and coil splitter.

Bull likes 'em brown, and his 2004 DC727C is as brown as they get.  Tung-oiled mahogany neck and body, with an ebony fingerboard that has no inlays.   Black chrome hardware and a Floyd Rose tremolo round out the package.  Active electronics consist of C26 pickups with dual volume and dual tone controls, as well as phase switch and coil splitters.

This is a real beauty.  It's a 2004 SC90 with a flamed koa top, non-rounded body sides and a tung-oiled finish.  The body and neck are mahogany, and other features include a compound-radius neck, abalone block inlays on an ebony fingerboard, and black chrome hardware.

Here are Bull's TL60s.  On the left above and below is his recent TL60T, in black, with black chrome hardware, Wilkinson tremolo and ebony fingerboard with no inlays.  On the right above and below is his 2003 TL60, with a tung-oiled finish on alder with an alder neck.  It has black chrome hardware, and a C22B humbucker and AP11 single-coil pickup.

Last up is Bull's 2003 swamp ash Bolt.  In addition to the nicely figured swamp ash body, it has a maple neck with maple fingerboard, gold hardware, and red tortoiseshell pickguard.  It originally had 3 AP11 pickups, but Bull swapped out the bridge AP11 with an M22SD.  Bull recently sold this to another Carvin mainstay is Norway.