Gordon Edward's Collection
Carvin BBS ID: mge80
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This is another wonderful Carvin collection, covering guitars, basses, and acoustics, in a wide variety of tonewoods, including mahogany, koa and walnut.  From left to right, an LB20 bass, an AE185, a CT4M, a Bolt Plus kit and a C980 Cobalt acoustic.  Not shown above is Gordon's SC90S, which can be seen below.  Below are the details for each.

Above is Gordon's latest addition - a DC145M he received in March 2005.  This stunning instrument has a highly figured Claro Walnut top over alder, a tung-oiled maple neck with a Birdseye maple fingerboard and matching Birdseye maple headstock overlay.  The headstock itself is the new design used on the CT series, which looks great on this DC guitar.  Electronics consist of a pair of C22B humbuckers with an AP11 single coil.  Other features include stainless steel frets, gold hardware, and a matching truss rod cover.  This one is now part of Dave Quinlan's Collection.

Here's a great pair - a figured walnut AE185 (left) and an all-mahogany SC90 (right).  Specs on these are:

Figured Walnut Top
Figured Walnut Headstock Overlay
Mahogany Back and Neck
Clear Gloss Finish
Ebony Fretboard with No Inlays
H22N Neck Pickup
H22T Bridge Pickup
Coil Splitters and Phase Switch
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Black Chrome Hardware
Purchased 04 /04

Mahogany Body and Neck
Clear Gloss Finish

Rounded Body Sides
Ebony Fretboard
M22V Neck Pickup (Zebra Colored)
M22SD Bridge Pickup (Zebra Colored)
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Gold Hardware
Purchased 10/03

 

The AE185 was recently sold (to facilitate the purchase of the DC145M above) to fellow Carvinite Flake.

 

This is Gordon's latest addition, a new CT4M.  Specifications are:

Standard Maple Top
Mahogany Body and Neck
Clear Gloss on Body
Tung Oil on back of neck
Ebony Fretboard with No Inlays
Stainless Steel Frets
H22N Neck Pickup
C22B Bridge Pickup
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Black Chrome Hardware
Purchased 07/04

This is an excellent example of what can be done with a Carvin Bolt kit.  And Gordon did a great job with this one - in fact, it looks like a factory-built guitar.  It's features are:

Koa Body
Koa Headstock Overlay
Tung Oil Base (Clear Matte Satin)
Oil & Urethane Top Coat (Clear Matte Satin)
Birdseye Maple Fretboard
Maple Neck
C22N Neck Pickup
AP11 Center Pickup
C22B Bridge Pickup
Custom Maple Truss Rod Cover (made by Carvin BBS member “Mr. Steve”, Steve Mautz)
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Chrome Hardware
Ordered 12/03 Arrived 02/04 Completed 04/04

 

Last but not least is Gordon's LB20 - one of the nicest LB20's I've seen.  Specifications are:

Flamed Maple Top
Flamed Maple Headstock Overlay
Clear Translucent Finish

Rounded Body Sides
Ebony Fretboard
Dual H50N Stacked Humbuckers
Chrome Hardware
Purchased 05/04