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