There were very few changes in
Carvin's guitar lineup for 1960. The steel guitars didn't change at all,
with prices, specifications and even the catalog pages remaining the same as
1959. The guitars themselves were also unchanged, although the model
#140, model #44 and model #6512 mandolins and their variants were no longer
each picture to see the entire catalog page.
From left to right above, the
model #3-SGB, model #6-SGB, model #1-SGB and model #1-MB
mandolin were the same as their 1959 counterparts. Additionally, the
non-adjustable pickup models were also still offered, and were unchanged from
the previous year. The catalog photos, descriptions and prices were also
The model #1-MS
guitar/mandolin doubleneck (above, left) and the #4-BS guitar/bass
doubleneck (above, center) were the same as 1959, including specifications,
pricing and catalog photos. Non-adjustable pickup models were also still
offered. The model #6-B (above, right) was unchanged as well, but
had a new catalog layout. It was still offered in several
configurations, both electric and acoustic.
A Carvin violin?
Yes, in 1960, Carvin offered the #V-11A electric violin (left),
which was originally shown in the 1958
The instrument itself was German-made, with an acoustic
transducer-type pickup with volume and tone controls added by
Carvin. Although innovative, this would be the last year this
item was offered. Price on the #V-11A was $109.90.