Carvin Museum Forums ID: schism
a very cool DC727, with an interesting backstory. This was
originally built by Carvin's lead guitar tech, Albert Comas, for his own
use, but eventually, he sold it to Andy.
about this instrument is totally unique. It has a mahogany body
and neck, with a thin layer of ebony sandwiched in between, like the
Anniversary Series guitars and basses. The ebony fingerboard is
deeply scalloped, similar to an Yngwie Malmsteen Strat. It has two
custom wound hum-canceling pickups, and the single volume knob is a
push/pull pickup selector.
Carvin BBS ID: mbball1
This DC727 is simply amazing, thanks to the
incredible paint job that Matt envisioned, and that Carvin produced.
Dubbed "Dragonburst", it's emerald green with sapphire blue burst, and does
look like you'd expect a dragon to look. This was the first guitar
made in this finish by Carvin, who shortly thereafter made the DC727 for
Toshi Iseda shown at the top of the page. The body is alder, with a maple neck and quilted maple
top. It has an ebony fingerboard with abalone block inlays and
stainless steel frets, chrome hardware, and 7-string Floyd Rose tremolo.
Electronics consist of C26 pickups with active electronics, phase switching
and coil splitters.
was my hiring bonus to myself for starting a new job. I don't recall what
prompted me to try this color scheme specifically. Maybe it was because I
liked blue and green and couldn't decide on just one. Moreso, I wanted a
look that would stand out from the crowd. I aimed for what I thought was
called a dragonburst scheme that I later learned was commonly referred to as
Caribbean burst by Ed Roman and the like. The idea was to make a guitar that
looked like a dragon. A conceptual model was photoshopped by fellow Carvin
BBS member, Baimun. Given the original dragon theme, I decided to go with a
quilted maple cap so as to give the impression of dragon scales. The abalone
inlays and standard chrome hardware were chosen for the same scale emulating
effect. The folks at Carvin did well. The guitar has a 3D texture that seems
to come alive like a living, breathing dragon. We even nicknamed the guitar
TROGDOR on the BBS.
Here's the real catch: it plays even better than it looks! From jazz fusion
to prog metal this guitar rips! Go Carvin!"
On a side
note, if you're unfamiliar with TROGDOR the BURNINATOR, it's one of those
Internet crazes that inexplicably becomes hugely popular, spawning dozens of
sites, games, songs and more. For a little TROGDOR background,
Carvin BBS ID: dto
great looking DC727. It's a 2004 model, with mahogany neck and body,
ebony fingerboard with no inlays, Floyd Rose tremolo, black chrome
hardware, and is finished in ruby red stain on quilted maple with
has a DC127 - check it out!
BBS ID: Dave Frattaroli
This is a very nice DC727,
in one of Carvin's newer finishes, Burnt Umber Stain on flamed maple.
It also has an alder body with tung-oiled maple neck, matching headstock, ebony
fingerboard with abalone dot inlays and black hardware.
Electronics consist of a pair of C26 pickups with coil splitters and
Dave is also in the middle
of building his own guitar, totally from scratch. Check out his
website to see very detailed photos and descriptions of the build
BBS ID: Mubodude
Here's a great looking
sporting an interesting combination of woods. The body and neck
are walnut, and it has a contrasting clear gloss on quilt top with
matching headstock. The top really compliments the walnut body
nicely, and gives the whole instrument a unique look. Other
features include coil splitters, no inlyas on the ebony fingerboard,
black chrome hardware, and a licensed Floyd Rose tremolo.
Brad Hafner's DC727C
BBS ID: Mosaic
Brad's recent DC727C is one
of a very few finished in Harlequin Prismatique, a finish that was
discontinued in 2004. Other features of Brad's guitar are abalone
block inlays, black chrome hardware, and a licensed Floyd Rose tremolo.
Brad also has a new CT6T -
see it right here!
||Timothy Rule's DC747W
Here's a gorgeous DC747W,
with a Claro walnut top and matching headstock. The body is
walnut, and it has the thin maple center used only on the W and A series
instruments. Other features include a 5-piece maple/walnut neck,
hardtail bridge and black chrome hardware.
This is another nice
7-stringer - in this case, an '04 DC727. it has a mahogany body,
with a 5-piece mahogany/walnut neck, all finished in tung oil.
Hardware is black, and it has an ebony fingerboard with no inlays.
Carvin BBS ID: AsIAm666
Marc's '05 DC727C, dubbed
"The Sevenator", is another real looker! It's finished in Ruby Red
Stain on quilted maple with matching headstock, 5-piece maple/koa neck
with abalone block inlays on the ebony fingerboard. Other features
include active/passive electronics, gold hardware, and Floyd Rose
tremolo with locking nut.
||Robert "Bull" French's
Carvin Museum Forums ID: bigbadbull
Bull likes 'em brown (see
his DC135T here), and his 2004 DC727C is as brown as they get.
Tung-oiled mahogany neck and body, with an ebony fingerboard that has no
inlays. Black chrome hardware and a Floyd Rose tremolo round
out the package. Active electronics consist of C26 pickups with
dual volume and dual tone controls, as well as phase switch and coil
nice DC727; a 2004 model. It's finished in Ruby
Red Stain on flamed maple with matching headstock.
Other features include gold hardware, an ebony
fingerboard with dot inlays and engraved truss rod
cover. Electronics consist of C26 pickups with
phase switch and coil splitters.
Carvin BBS ID: rokovak
This is a
very nice 2005 model DC747, which Ron received in July
of '05. It has a tung-oiled mahogany body with a
maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with MOP block inlays,
and stainless steel jumbo frets. Ron says:
on May 24 '05, born on July 17. I wanted it to have a
70's vintage vibe to it sort of like the old school BC
Richs, so I skipped out on all the flame/quilt fluff and
opted for just the essentials. Shortly after I received
it, a fellow Carvinite made me a mahogany truss rod
cover. I'll probably ask him to make me a maple back
plate to complement the neck. Rose wood knobs w/
mother-of-pearl inlays are next, possibly Steinberger
gearless tuners if I can find a place that'll sell me
seven of them."
Carvin BBS ID: kmanick
This is a
beautiful 2006 model DC727C, finished in umber stain
with sunsetburst edges on quilted maple. The body
and neck are mahogany, and the neck has a tung-oiled
finish. Other options include a birdseye maple
neck with abalone dot inlays and stainless steel frets,
Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut and gold hardware.
instruments from Carvin's In-Stock section aren't listed
in the Player's Gallery, but this DC747C is worth a look
at. It's finished in beautiful umber stain with
sunsetburst edges, but what really sets this apart is
the solid quilted body (versus just a quilted top).
Notice that the neck also has some nice flame to it, as
well. Other features include gold hardware, a
Floyd Rose tremolo, and a birdseye maple fingerboard
with no markers.