And here is the cover
model, the '59 model #7-BG (left). It was a 25 1/8" scale
model, constructed from maple with a bolt-on neck with rosewood
fingerboard. This bass had a single AP-4 adjustable pickup in
the neck position, with a single volume control and two tone
controls. The price on the #7-BG was $119.90. It was also offered
as the #8-BG, which was the same except it had a non-adjustable
pickup. Price on the #8-BG was $109.90. The #2-BG
hardshell case was $19.90.
Carvin also offered the #4-BS
doubleneck bass (right) and Spanish guitar (as electric guitars were referred
to in those days). This was based on the #7-BG bass shown above,
and the #3-SGB guitar (as shown in the 1959 Guitars section).
Construction was maple, with adjustable AP series pickups, master
volume, tone controls for each neck and a 3-way switch that selected
either the bass pickup, or either of the guitar pickups. The
#4-BS sold for $229.90, and was also offered as the #5-BS,
which had non-adjustable pickups, and sold for $199.90. The
#6-CBS hardshell case was $24.50.