Tony Campisi's Collection
Carvin Museum Forums ID: KOR

Another great example of the new California Carved Top - in this case, the 2nd one ordered from Carvin, and possibly the first with a quilt top.  And what a quilt!  The umber stain with sunsetburst edges looks fantastic, and these pictures probably don't do it justice.  Other features of this one include matching headstock, abalone block inlays on ebony fingerboard, and chrome hardware.  Nice!

This is Tony's '99 model SC90, in tobaccoburst on mahogany with a mahogany neck, rounded body sides, and ebony fingerboard.  Other features include chrome hardware, and C22B and C22N pickups.

 

 

Here is Tony's newest guitar - a 2005 Carvin Cobalt C980 acoustic.  It has the standard spruce top, rosewood sides & back, abalone trim and gold hardware.

 

Here's a cool kit that Tony completed in the spring of 2006.  It has a swamp ash body, stained in American walnut, and tinted with Tru-Oil and topped with Tru-Oil spreay.  It has black chrome hardware, AP11 single coils with a C22B humbucker, and on/off mini-switch for the bridge pickup.  Tony also added his own custom logo to the headstock, which looks very cool!

 


 

This is Tony's BC130 project.  He did the paint job himself, and loaded it with a C22B and a pair of twinblades, and completed the look with black chrome hardware.  He says:

"This is a 1990 BC130 unfinished body I bought from Ebay in 2006. It was purchased, by the seller, in 1991 and never used. This model was only made for one year and at that time, was the first bolt on neck Carvin offered in over 10 years. It was also the year they changed from all maple bodies and began using poplar. All parts are new Carvin production. It is wired with a 5 way switch and the mini switch is an on- off for the C22B. It has Sperzel locking tuners and an original Floyd Rose Trem."

Tony also has Carvin sound & amplification gear, as well, including an SX200, SX15, HT150, PB200-15, AG100D (left) and Quad X (below).

 

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