Museum Forums ID: FarmerDave
Dave has a
great collection of Carvin guitars and basses, including models from the early
1990's up through present day. Dave is currently in New Zealand, but has
promised more pics once he's back in the States.
right is Dave's AE185-12. It's finished in classic white, with a
mahogany neck, body & headstock. It has an ebony fingerboard, and
black chrome hardware.
is Dave's AE185, which is pretty dramatically different from his
12-stringer. This one is finished in tobacco sunburst with
matching headstock, and has chrome hardware.
LS175 was a guitar Carvin introduced in 1991, and it was only available
for one year. Presumably, there are very few of these out there, and
Dave has a great example here. This model was totally
different than other Carvins at the time - it was basically a Carvin
Stratocaster. It had the same 25.5" scale, 22-fret neck of the
Strat, and the 3-pickup configuration. Unlike the Strat, this was
neck-through, and was available with Carvins array of options.
Daves has had the original
H60T pickup replaced with an EMG, but it still has the H60Ns in the neck
and middle position. It's finished in Sapphire Blue on maple, and
has black chrome hardware and a Floyd Rose tremolo.
great example of what Carvin was producing in the mid-1980's; in this
case, a 1986 V220. This was the first year that black M22 pickups
were offered, which when combined with black hardware, gave the V an
ultra-modern and sleek look. Dave picked this one up on eBay for
the great price of $250.00.
...it broke. Yes, in
January of 2005, the neck snapped off, from a fairly incidental bump.
It looks like the glue simply failed. Luckily, it's a very clean
separation, so it'll was easy to fix. Additionally, this is a great
opportunity to examine the neck joint on a set-neck Carvin. Thanks to
Dave for providing such detailed photos.
There are more photos of the
neck joint right here.
And here it is
after being repaired - good as new!
On the right is
Dave's project V220. He bought it used (cheap!) and
essentially rebuilt it from the ground up, including the flat
black finish. It's a mid-1980's model, with Seymour Duncan
pickups, Kahler tremolo and a mix of chrome and black chrome
early 90's DC125, finished in Ferrari red. It has black
chrome hardware, and a Floyd Rose tremolo.
Below is Dave's
'05 Bolt Plus. It's koa with a satin finish, birdseye
maple fingerboard with matching headstock overlay. black chrome
hardware and a Floyd Rose tremolo.
some other '87 model basses seen here, Dave's '87 LB60 bass sports the new
block logo, which wasn't officially introduced until 1988.
Additionally, this pearl blue model has black hardware, H11B pickups,
and a Kahler bass tremolo.
Above and to the left is Dave's Bolt kit. It's got a swamp ash
body, and Dave ordered it with the reissue "pointy" headstock - very