Aaron Taylor's CT4M
Carvin Museum Forums ID: aeronius

This is a very interesting CT4, with several unusual features.  For starters, Aaron ordered this in May of 2004, making it one of the very first (if not the first) production CT4s made.  The most obvious unusual feature of this CT are the direct-mount H22N and M22SD pickups - all other CTs have pickup mounting bezels.  This cleans up the front of the guitar considerably.

This one also has a maple neck (mahogany is standard) and a one-piece mahogany body.  It's finished in translucent purple, and has natural body binding and a matching headstock. 

Although not obvious in the pictures, Aaron also was able to get the control cavity cover autographed by the members of Dream Theatre.  Cool!

 


Gordon Edward's CT4M
Carvin BBS ID: mge80

Here's a very nice CT4M, with a sleek natural maple top.  Like other CTs, it has a mahogany neck and body, and other features include a tung-oiled neck, no inlays, black chrome hardware and stainless steel frets.  Electronics consist of an H22N neck pickup, and a C22B bridge pickup.


Kent Newman's CT4C

Shortly after introducing the CT series, Carvin added the "Gold Top" option - brilliant gold top on maple, with mahogany neck & body.  This is a beautiful example, with abalone block inlays, Floyd Rose tremolo, zebra pickups and chrome hardware.

 


 

Richard Baker's CT4M
Carvin BBS ID: AlienQuiksilver

Here's another nice example of a CT4 in Goldtop livery - in this case, a "M" model with TOM bridge and strings-thru-body.  Other features include zebra pickups, mother-of-pearl block inlays on ebony, chrome hardware and natural body binding. 

 


Shun's CT4M
Carvin BBS ID: runfromsticks

This CT4M is finished in Sunsetburst, and even though the CT4 series has what is considered to be a "plain" maple top, this one has some nice figuring in the maple.  It's equipped with C22N and C22B pickups in black with cream bezels, and also has abalone dot inlays and chrome hardware.

 


Andrew Bishop's CT4T
Carvin BBS ID: phatkat

This is a very cool and totally one-of-a-kind CT4T.  Obviously, it's a left-handed model, which makes it somewhat unique in itself.  But it also has a unique paint job - a very, very bright white (versus the pearl white or classic white that Carvin offers as standard finishes).  Great finish!  It also has a tung-oiled mahogany neck, mahogany body, abalone block inlays, stainless steel frets, gold hardware and a Wilkinson tremolo.   Excellent!
 

 


John Snyder's CT4M
Carvin BBS ID: hardtail

Here's a very nice CT4M, in sapphire blue.  The CT4 comes standard with a maple top, and John asked for one with a little "swirl" to it - and look what he got!  That's better flame that some companies use for their "highly flamed tops" - another great job done by Carvin.  Other features include an ebony fingerboard with no inlays and chrome hardware.

 


Toby Russell's CT4T
Carvin BBS ID: toby

This is without a doubt one of the most unusual CT's made by Carvin so far.  Although Seafoam Green is a standard color, it's just not one that's seen very often, and Toby's selection of a solid black back (versus natural mahogany) make the top simply jump off the guitar.  A great choice of colors, and the black chrome hardware, Wilkinson tremolo, and unmarked ebony fingerboard really add to the overall class of the instrument.

 


Midrangegood's CT4M
Carvin Museum Forums ID: midrangegood

Here's another CT4M that has a nicely figured "plain" maple top, in this case, finished in blueburst with natural body binding.  In addition to the maple top, it has a mahogany neck and body, and Birdseye maple fingerboard with matching Birdseye maple headstock.  The hardware is chrome, and it's been modified with Seymour Duncan Phat Cat pickups and Gibson-style speed knobs.

 

 


Stephanie Carta's CT4M
Carvin Museum Forums ID: OutlawSteph
WWW: http://www.myspace.com/outlawsteph

This is the nicest Classic Sunburst I've ever seen.  Look closely how the burst follows the contours of the horns and the carved top - very nicely done!  Stephanie received this in January of 2006, and it's her first Carvin.  Other features include dot inlays on ebony fingerboard, chrome hardware, and C22N and C22B pickups with black coils and cream rings.  Very classy!  Stephanie says:

"I think it is a great example of how a Classic Sunburst should be done. I wanted a nice plain top with some grain but not even a hint of flame or quilt, and that's what I got. There's so much character to it."

 


JÚsus Roure's CT4T

Here's a very nice left-handed CT4T,  finished in Sapphire Blue.  It has a mahogany neck and body, and a maple top with a nice figure to it.  Other features include a birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone dot inlays, chrome hardware, a Wilkie tremolo and C22 series humbuckers.