Carvin BBS ID: BrianD
around Carvins for years, and has a great collection, spanning decades of Carvin
Above, left is
Brian's vintage DN612. He says:
"I purchased it in July, 2004.
I got it off Ebay after looking around for one and not finding what I wanted, or
the price was too high. This guitar was a minor disappointment when I got it.
The photos on Ebay did not show all the problems; badly scratched back, chipped
neck, two warped necks, gouges around the bridge, deep pick scratches, and noisy
electronics. I paid about $650 for the guitar and case, but resolved to fix the
issues and get on with life.
I contacted my dear friend Albert C at
Carvin and talked to him about it. He said that they could refurbish the
guitar but could not tell me how long it would take. I agree and took
the guitar to Carvin and got it back about two months later. I was
totally taken aback by what I saw. I swear if I did not know guitar was
used I'd swear it was brand new. There were no traces of any of the
aforementioned problems. This guitar is just a pure pleasure to play,
but a bear as it weight in very heavy or an old guy like me to be
Next is Brian's 2001 DC127. It has a
tung-oiled mahogany body and neck, and M22SD and C22N pickups. Brian says:
"The guitar was ordered with a graphite saddle
and rounded body. I preferred the traditional headstock to the semi-pointed
being offered at the time. The matching truss rod cover was given to me.
Although the face of the headstock is a satin finish, the TRC has a gloss
finish and in the photos it looks like there is a mismatch in color."
shown is Brian's C750 Cobalt. It has a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood
fingerboard and Fishman electronics.
Last, but not
least, is Brian's DC747C. It's finished in Pearl White, with an alder body
and tung-oiled maple neck. It has chrome hardware, including the licensed
Floyd Rose tremolo, with C26 humbuckers and an AP13 pickup in the middle.
"This guitar has nothing special about it,
but the finish is just to die for. I don't normally like finished
guitars. They just don't appeal to me, but the Pearl White was recommend
by the guys at Carvin because of its beauty. They were not even kidding.
In the right light one can see the white and yellowish tint that most
"real" pearls exhibit. The TRC on this guitar is a matching cover that I
begged Carvin to make for me. It took some time and some phone
calls/email to the Powers that Be, but they finally agree on this
special occasion. I think the TRC enhances the beauty by providing no
break in the aesthetics."