Chap's AC50F
Carvin BBS ID: chapbass

Oh, my - look at this!  Absolutely gorgeous.  Tung oiled bookmatched figured walnut - and what a piece of figured walnut that is.  Probably the nicest piece I've ever seen.  The body is also walnut (versus mahogany, which is normally used).  Gold hardware and a clean unlined fingerboard complete the look.


Dave Woomer's AC50

Wow, check this one out!  Love that flamed top.  Abalone block inlays and chrome hardware round out this one - and of course, the great sounding LaBella tapewound strings.  Nice!

Norm Stockton's AC50F

This one is just gorgeous.  An all-koa AC50F, with gold hardware, no inlays, fretlines & body binding.  One of the nicest of the AC models I've seen.

And Norm is a guy who knows basses.  He was profiled in Bass Player in 1995, has released several albums, and played with a wide variety of musicians.  He has also produced a highly acclaimed bass instructional series, and had a recent composition featured on the bass compilation CD Bass Talk 7.  Stop by his site and check him out - lots to see and do for any bassist!

Woody Lingle's AC50F

From just up the freeway, in Nash-Vegas, is Woody Lingle and his AC50F.  Features a gorgeous quilted top, with a tobacco burst finish and gold hardware.  Very nice.

And Woody's a guy who knows his way around a bass.  Here's a brief bio from his website"Through the years I've worked or recorded with Emmy Lou Harris, Steve Wariner, Ricky Van Shelton, Bill Anderson, Margaret Becker, Out Of The Grey, Susan Ashton, and countless others.  I've played or backed everyone from Chet Atkins to Phil Keaggy, to Liberace to Fred Waring.   Admittedly, I'm a "Jazzer" at heart, but have a real soft spot for R & B and Funk, with a pop sensibility."

There's also some great MP3's on his site (I'm telling you, this guy is good!), as well as links to purchase his solo CD's.  Check it out!


Tim Warstler's AC50 & AC50F
Carvin BBS ID: desertracenbass

Tim's a recent Carvin customer, and just received this gorgeous Custom Shop AC50.  This beauty features a Sunsetburst on flamed maple finish, tung-oiled neck, gold hardware and body binding.

Right on the heels of buying his AC50, Tim did what many Carvin owners do - he ordered another one.  This time, an AC50F.  This one has a very beautiful Umber Stain with  Sunsetburst edges over quilted maple, with the headstock and back of the instrument finished in just the burst color.  Other features include tung-oil on the back of the neck, tortoise body binding, drop-shadow logo, fretlines with no inlays and gold hardware.

Jerry Maday's AC50F
Carvin BBS ID: Jerry Maday

The AC50's are really starting to proliferate!  I guess the word is out on these great a/e basses.

And this is a great example - all mahogany, including the top, accented with gold hardware.  Very nice!  And if you haven't tried the LaBella tapewound strings - they're sweet!  Jerry says:

"This is a fretless (AC50F) - all mahogany - w/ standard Koa headstock, gold hardware and inlay fretlines and dots.

It sounds and plays perfectly - a lot of people have commented things like ... "That is you" "That is your kind of bass" "Unbelievable expression" etc...

Obviously I love it. I also play a pre-CBS Jazz Bass ('63 L series) which I adore as well. The fretless, 5-string Carvin hollow body is a marvelous addition to my collection.

It has a feel and expressiveness all its own - vibrato, chords, glisses, sustain and warm punch with the low B string pedal tones make it a truly fantastic musical tool - a precision instrument I will proudly cherish and give music to people with.

The Carvin team surpassed my expectations. The beauty of the wood and workmanship are knock-out quality. (I really need the fretlines to guide me along!)."

Bill Drury's AC50F
Carvin BBS ID: Gumby4

Here's another nice AC50F - in this case, a 2001 model, in classic sunburst on quilted maple.  Other features include matching headstock, body binding, and black chrome hardware.

Bill also has a  koa LB70 - see it on the LB70 page.