1954, you could buy an electric
bass from Carvin, but it would say "Fender" on the
headstock. Early in Carvin's history, they were authorized
resellers for a number of other manufacturers, including Fender,
Martin and DeArmond. In this case, Carvin offered a
now-cherished Precision Bass, in natural finish with maple neck and
black pickguard. This bass sold for $199.50, and a Fender
hardshell case was an additional $39.95.