Michael Duran's Collection
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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 phase switch.

Here's Michael's 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!