Keith's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: Bundy

Keith has an impressive collection of Carvin guitars and amps, and this is no exception.  It's a CT6M, finished in Carvin's extraordinary Dragonburst finish on quilted maple.  In fact, this is the first (and as of this writing, the only) CT in this finish, and it looks fantastic.  The body and neck are mahogany, and gold tuners and abalone block inlays complete the package.

The see the rest of Keith's gear, click here.


Russell Eckhart's CT6C
Carvin Museum Forums ID: E Min Dim 7

This is a beautiful CT6C, finished in Greenburst on quilted maple with a matching headstock.  Russell ordered it with a minimal burst, which was a good move, because it leaves the majority of the gorgeous quilt exposed.  Other features include a rosewood fingerboard with abalone block inlays, gold hardware, and a Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut.  Russel says:

"This is my first Carvin and it is perfect. I honestly didn't not know what to expect when I placed the order. However, when the "Green Meenie" arrived I was absolutely blown away. The fit & finish are perfect. The action is amazing. The sound and tone capabilities are very impressive. I love my new Carvin!!!"


Scott Rosenberger's CT6T
Carvin BBS ID: Scott Rosenberger

This is an unusual and unique CT6 model.  It has a very nice quilted top finished in deep triple-step black with matching headstock.  What sets this one away from every other CT is that it has a 2-piece koa body and koa neck - the first, and probably only (at this writing) CT made from koa.  And it's nice koa too, with interesting figure in the wood.  The neck is tung-oiled, with ebony fingerboard, abalone block inlays and stainless steel frets.  It has gold hardware and Sperzel tuners, and Scott replaced the Wilkinson tremolo with a Hipshot model.

 


Unknown CT6T Pair

Here's quite an unusual pair of CT6Ts (above and below).  They were made with customer-supplied exotic wood, and then subsequently sold on eBay.  Their current whereabouts are unknown.

The CT6T above (and the headstock on the right) has a cherry body with clear gloss finish, and a quilted redwood top and headstock.   It also has a Macassar ebony fingerboard with no inlays, black hardware and Wilkinson tremolo.

The CT6T below has a mahogany body and neck, with a very nice one-piece burled maple top and bocate fingerboard with no inlays.  It has gold hardware and Wilkinson tremolo.

Note that these are special orders, and not something Carvin would ordinarily do.  None of the woods are standard on Carvin instruments, and even if you were able to supply exotic wood of your own, a custom build like this is quite expensive.  With that said, Carvin is known for their willingness to accommodate unusual requests - give them a call!


Rob Stawicki's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: wickid
WWW: http://www.geocities.com/stawickid/homepg.html

The is a perfect example of the CT6M California Carved Top model.  In this case, it's deep blue triple-step stain on quilted maple with matching headstock, mahogany neck & body and gold hardware.  Beautiful!


Gus Morganti's CT6M
Carvin Museum Forums ID: sixstringorchestra

Here's a beautiful 2005 model CT6M that Gus scored from Carvin's Guitars-In-Stock section.  It's finished in Deep Triple-Step Sunsetburst on flamed maple with matching headstock.  Other features include zebra C22 pickups, gold hardware and abalone dot inlays.

It's shown on the right and below with Gus' new 2005 DC400T.

 


Paul Ferguson's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: L.Moe
WWW: http://www.knology.net/~mferguson/paul/

Here's another great example of the new CT6M - this was one of the first ones ordered.  This is triple-step sunsetburst on flamed maple, with matching headstock, chrome hardware, and zebra pickups.  Stunning!


Gerry Pothier's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: TBirdG

The carved top models keep rolling in!  And this is another beauty - classic sunburst on flamed maple with matching headstock, mahogany neck & body, black chrome hardware, and no inlays on the fingerboard. 


Jeremy Goff's CT6ML
Carvin BBS ID: Jeremy G.

Here's the first left-handed addition to the carved top page, and it is a nice one.  This finish, called Deep Tiger Eye Triple Stain (on flame) was added to Carvin's list of colors specifically for the carved top models.  In addition to that finish, this one has a mahogany body with mahogany tung-oiled neck, rosewood fingerboard, abalone block inlays, gold hardware, and black pickups with cream bezels.

 


Tony Campisi's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: KOR

Another great example of the new California Carved Top - in this case, the 2nd one ordered from Carvin, and possibly the first with a quilt top.  And what a quilt!  The umber stain with sunsetburst edges looks fantastic, and these pictures probably don't do it justice.  Other features of this one include matching headstock, abalone block inlays on ebony fingerboard, and chrome hardware.  Nice!


Van's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: van

This is Van's 2004 CT6M. It's finished in deep triple-step green on quilted maple, with a mahogany body and neck, abalone block inlays, gold hardware and C22B pickups.  The truss rod cover has been updated with "Envy" - very appropriate!

See all of Van's Carvins right here.


Trevorr Nourse's CT6T
Carvin BBS ID: Legacy Heaven

Here's another outstanding Ct model, in this case, a CT6T (the "T" indicating it's equipped with a Wilkinson tremolo).  It's finished in Deep Tiger Eye Triple Step Stain on flamed maple natural body binding, on a mahogany body and neck.  This is one of the first CT's made with a Birdseye maple fingerboard, and it looks great with the Tiger Eye finish.  Other features include gold hardware, and C22B and C22N pickups.


John's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: jkd6h

This is another example of what someone with a vision can come up with, and what Carvin's craftsmen can produce.  This particular CT6M is finished in Deep Sunsetburst on quilted maple, but what sets this apart from the rest is that the back is paint solid, rather than finished in clear gloss on mahogany.  And it looks great!  Other features include black C22B and C22T pickups, abalone block inlays and chrome hardware.  John also has a DC127T - see it here.


 

Rabi Singh's CT6T
Carvin BBS ID: The Rabbi

Like John's CT6M above, this CT6C was made with a solid-colored back, in this case, gloss black.  And that gloss black back looks fantastic with the triple-step deep blue on quilt top and the natural binding.  Add in the black hardware and black pickups with the abalone blocks, and the result is a totally unique, very classy looking CT.  Excellent design concept by Rabi, and perfect execution by Carvin.


Mike's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: delta362

Mike has a great collection of Carvin guitars, from a new CT6M, to a Bolt kit he made himself.  Below are each one, from newest to oldest, plus Mike's Bolt kit.  See the rest of them right here.

This is Mike's new CT6M, which arrived in September of 2004, making it one of the earliest ones produced by Carvin.  It has a mahogany neck (which is tung-oiled) and body, with a flamed maple top finished in Deep Triple-Step Green with matching headstock.  It has gold hardware, abalone block inlays and stainless steel frets.  Electronics consist of C22B and H22N humbuckers.  Mike also added an aftermarket mahogany truss rod cover, which mimics the CT headstock shape, and adds a real classy touch to this one.


NAMM CT6M

This is a CT6M that Carvin made for the 2005 Winter NAMM Show, held in Anaheim.  It's deep purple on quilted maple with ebony fingerboard and abalone dot inlays.  Chrome hardware and C22 pickups round out the package.


John McNew's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: jmcnew

John picked this CT6M up at Carvin's San Diego showroom in March 2005.  It has the standard mahogany body and neck, with a tung-oil finish on the neck.  It's finished in Deep Triple-Step Blueburst on flamed maple with matching headstock, Birdseye maple fingerboard with no inlays and stainless steel frets,  and gold hardware.  Electronics consist of a pair of C22 pickups in black.

 


Mark Fisher's CT6T
Carvin BBS ID: mfisher
WWW: http://www.flynmedic.com/Labpage/Guitars.htm

Here's another beautiful CT6T, in this case, finished in Deep Triple-Step Blue on quilted maple with matching headstock.  It's loaded with black C22 pickups with cream bezels, and has chrome hardware, a Wilkinson tremolo, Sperzel locking tuners and a highly figured Birdseye maple fingerboard.


Tom Verenini's CT6T

Tom recently scored this beauty off the Guitars-in-Stock section of Carvin.com (the picture on the left is the actual photo).  It has a mahogany neck and body, with a beautiful quilted maple top and headstock finished in clear gloss.  Other features include no inlays on the fingerboard, black chrome hardware and a Wilkinson tremolo.


Brad Hafner's CT6T
Carvin BBS ID: Mosaic

Brad received this gorgeous CT in May of 2005, and it's a real looker!  Deep purple on quilted maple (with an amazing quilt pattern), with dot inlays on ebony, chrome hardware and Wilkinson tremolo.  Fantastic!

Brad also has a DC727 in Harlequin Prismatique - see it right here!


 

JS's CT6M

Here's another nice CT6M, in this case, a 2004 model.  It's finished in Deep Triple Step Tiger's Eye on quilted maple with matching headstock, ebony fingerboard, abalone block inlays and gold hardware.  It also has a one-piece mahogany body with a mahogany neck.


Mike Mauro's CT6M

Mike's CT6M is finished in deep triple-step red on quilted maple with matching headstock. It has has C22B and C22N pickups, abalone block inlays on ebony, black chrome hardware and tung-oil finish on the back of the neck.

 


I Play Um's CT6M

This is a very nice 2004 CT6M.  It has a one-piece mahogany body and one-piece mahogany neck, with a quilted maple top and matching headstock finished in deep triple-step Sunsetburst.  Other features include a rosewood fingerboard with abalone block inlays and stainless steel frets, tung-oil finish on the back of the neck, gold hardware, and C22N and C22B pickups.


Gary Foreman's CT6M
Carvin Museum Forums ID: gforeman
WWW:
http://www.gwfweb.com/guitars

Here is a beautiful 2005 model CT6M.  It's finished in deep Sunsetburst on quilted maple with matching headstock, and has the standard CT mahogany body and neck.  Other features include mother-of-pearl block inlays, gold hardware, stainless steel frets, and tung-oiled back of neck.

Gary has many more pictures of his CT6M right here.

 


Russell Gelman's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: Levelhead
WWW: http://www.thelevelheads.com

This is a 2005 model CT6M, finished in deep triple-step blue on quilted maple with natural body binding and matching headstock.  The body and neck are mahogany, and the fingerboard is ebony with abalone block inlays.  It's also equipped with Straploks and gold hardware.  Russell also has a very cool C66C - see it right here.


Timmaaayyy's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: timmaaayyy

Here's another really nice CT6 - in this case, deep purple on flamed maple with matching headstock.  Other features include abalone dots on ebony and black chrome hardware.


Patrick Smits' CT6T
Carvin BBS ID: smitty
WWW: http//www.surveysaid.com

Emerald green with gold hardware always looks nice, and this 2004 model CT6T is a perfect example of that.  In this case, it's Deep Triple-Step Green on quilted maple with matching headstock and natural body binding.  It also has an ebony fingerboard with abalone block inlays and mahogany neck & body.  Smitty says:

"Tone, feel, fit and finish, looks, it's all here in a great package."

 


Dan Murphy's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: murf

This is a 2005 model, which Dan received in May.  In addition to the standard mahogany body and neck, it has a quilted maple top finished in Deep Tiger Eye stain with matching headstock, abalone block inlays on ebony and chrome hardware.  Electronics consist of C22N and C22B pickups, with black coils and cream bezels.


Steve B.'s CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: gasgear

Here's a beautiful 2005 model CT6M, which Steve received in October.  It's finished in Deep Blue Triple-Step Stain on quilted maple with matching headstock.  The back of the mahogany body is gloss black.  It has a tung-oiled mahogany neck with Birdseye maple fingerboard, and gold hardware.  Electronics consist of zebra C22N and C22T pickups.

 

 


Rocketpriest's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: rocketpriest

This is another very nice CT6m, which was received in October of 2005.  It has a beautiful cherry sunburst finish on quilted maple with a matching headstock.  The back of the body and neck are unusual - it's finished in cherry stain, versus the clear finish that is standard on the CT models.  Other features include MOP block inlays and chrome hardware.

 


Richard Cruz's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: advdir
WWW: http://www.wolftrane.com

Here's a beautiful CT6M, which is owned by a Carvin employee.  It's finished in a custom honey burst on quilted maple with a matching headstock, tung-oiled neck, and ebony fingerboard with abalone block inlays.  Richard retrofitted it with a Seymour Duncan '57 in the neck position, and a JB in the bridge position, as well as gold speed knobs.

 


Steve Rehfeld's CT6M Pair
Carvin BBS ID: guitarz_18

This is Steve's 2005 CT6M, finished in antique brown stain on quilted maple with matching headstock.  Other features include a birdseye maple fingerboard with black dots and black chrome hardware.

And this is Steve's latest addition, another 2005 CT6M.  In this case, it's deep triple step red stain on flamed maple with matching headstock.  It has an ebony fingerboard with abalone block inlays, gold hardware, natural body binding, and black C22 pickups with cream bezels.

See all of Steve's guitars right here.


Mike Wolverton's CT6C
WWW: http://www.vintagekramer.com

This is a very nice, recent CT6C that Mike picked up at a Dallas Guitar Center, in near-mint condition.  It's finished in clear gloss on quilted maple with matching headstock, oiled neck and mahogany body, and birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone dot inlays.  Other features include Floyd Rose tremolo, black chrome hardware, and C22 pickups.  Mike says:

"I picked up this Carvin at Guitar Center in Dallas used, but in dead mint condition. Someone must not have had this guitar for very long, it is absolutely gorgeous! Not only is it a pleasure to look at, but it plays unbelievably well and has tone that is amazing. This is my first Carvin Guitar, as I mostly play Ernie Balls and old Kramers. I gotta say, this is just an absolute surprise when it comes to playability and tone. Thumbs up to Carvin on this one. If anyone up here has additional info on this guitar feel free to email me. I love it!"


Dave's CT6M
Carvin Museum Forums ID: DozerDave

Dave scored this 2005 model from the In-Stock section of Carvin.com.  It's finished in deep triple-step black stain on flamed maple with matching headstock, ebony fingerboard, abalone block inlays and black chrome hardware.  Above are photos that Dave took (notice especially the detail of the natural body binding), and below is the original photo that appeared on Carvin's website.  You can see more photos of it right here.


Bill Kane's CT6M

Wow, look at the top on this 2005 model.  A striking quilt pattern, that's finished in deep triple-step Sunsetburst with a light edge.  Definitely one of the more interesting examples of a CT out there.  Other features include a Birdseye maple fingerboard with black dots, gold hardware, and matching headstock.  Electronics consist of an M22B in the bridge position, and a C22N in the neck position.

 


Andrew Fuller's CT6M

Here's another example of a very nice CT6M, in this case, finished in Sunsetburst on quilted maple.  Other features include gold hardware, and an ebony fingerboard with abalone block inlays and stainless steel frets.  The body and neck are mahogany, with a tung-oil finish on the back of the neck.  Electronics consist of cream C22N and C22B pickups with black bezels.

 


Roland Black's CT6M
Carvin BBS ID: Southpaw

Look at the top on this left-handed CT - just crazy!  And it has an unusual finish, as well.  It's deep triple step Tiger's Eye with Cherryburst edges with matching headstock.  Other features include a mahogany neck and body, abalone block inlays on ebony, and gold hardware.

 


 

Ron Tafoya's CT6M

Here's another CT with a somewhat unique finish.  This one is sunsetburst on quilted maple, but it has a very thin, subtle burst that looks really nice.  Other features include abalone block inlays on rosewood and gold hardware.  Pickups are a C22B in the bridge position, and a C22J in the neck position.  Ron says:

"This is by far the best sounding and looking guitar I have ever owned. This won't be my last Carvin."

And take a look at this close-up of the volume knob - pretty cool!