The center spread featured all of Carvin's guitar and bass models for 1973. Notice the wide variation of styles, most of which were similar in one way or another to instruments made by other manufacturers. On the guitar side (left), the AS50B, which was similar to a Gibson ES-335. Next, the CM95, which had obvious similarities to the Les Paul, and the SS75B & SS65B, which were similar to the Fender Strat, all the way down to the headstock. On the other hand, Carvin's solidbody basses were relatively unique in design, although the semi-hollow AB45 was similar in appearance to Gibson's early 70's hollowbody bass.
On the far right of the bass page is the SB60, which had minor changes from 1972, including a chome cover on the bridge pickup and an inlaid design on the headstock. The SB60 was made from solid Eastern hardrock maple, with a clear satin finish. It had the short-scale 22 fret Höfner bolt-on neck with rosewood fingerboard, APB4 humbucking pickups, and aluminum bridge and tailpiece. Electronics included a 3-way pickup selector switch, and volume and tone controls for each pickup. Price on the SB60 was $169.95, or $179.95 for a lefthanded model, plus $29.95 for the SC18 hardshell case.
Next is the SB40, which had similar changes from the 1972 model as the SB60. This model sported the same electronics and neck of the SB60, but was made from unspecified wood - probably some variant of plywood, and was finished in sunburst. The SB40 sold for $149.95, and wasn't available in a left model.
The last model was the AB45 semi-hollow-body bass, which was unchanged from 1972, with the exception of the headstock design. This bass also featured the same Höfner neck and electronics of it's solidbody counterparts, with aluminum bridge and tailpiece, MOP pickguard, and sunburst finish with white binding. The AB45 sold for $169.95, or $179.95 for a left-handed model. The AC21 softcase was $16.95.
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