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Mike has a nice collection of
Carvins, comprised of acoustic/electrics, solid-body electrics, and even a
Carvin bass. As shown in the photos below, he also has some Carvin amps,
and a bunch of other guitars that you can see on his website.
Mike's wife picked up this
2004 AC275 in June of '04 from Carvin's Guitars-In-Stock section of
their website. It has a mahogany neck and body, with a
quilted top and matching headstock finished in clear gloss. Other
features include abalone block inlays and gold hardware.
Shown also is Mike's AE185,
which arrived shortly after his AC275. It has a flamed maple top
and matching headstock finished in clear gloss, with abalone block
inlays and black hardware.
Mike added custom
tortoiseshell truss rod covers to both, as well as the tortie pickguard
on the AE185.
This is Mike's
Carvin derBoltenstien. The body is from a Strat, which is
ash and has been pretty heavily modified. Everything else
is Carvin: a bolt maple neck with Sperzel tuners and all
black hardware. It's wired with 1 volume and an "always
on" switch for the C22B, and a 5-way switch for the neck TBH60
and middle AP11. Mike have replaced the Kahler tremolo
with a new Wilkinson from Carvin. All parts were bought at
the Santa Anna Carvin store.
Here is Mike's DC127 that he picked up at the San Diego Carvin store
in July of 2005. It has a beautiful book-matched Claro walnut
top with matching headstock and tung-oiled finish. It has an
ebony fingerboard with no inlays and black chrome hardware.
Electronics consist of C22B and H22N pickups with coil splitters and
latest addition - a 2005 LB20 that he picked up at the Santa
Anna Carvin store in November of 2005. This one is a real
looker, with rounded walnut body sides, a 5-piece maple/walnut
neck, maple fingerboard with no inlays, dual HB2 pickups and
chrome hardware. This is an extremely nice LB20, and
really, the only thing keeping it from being an LB70 is the
active electronics unit. Very nice!