||The Webmaster's (former)
Although shown on my
Collections page, and
recently sold, this DN612 is worth a second look.
I scored this '88 model on eBay in 2002
for about $750 - a little pricey, but you just don't see too many of these,
especially with the ultra-odd 12-inline headstock. The pictures
don't really show how cool the pearl white finish is, but in
person, it's pretty sweet. It's a real pain to tune - the 12 tuners
are so close together, that it's tough to tune one without accidentally
hitting the adjacent ones. Still, it's a great guitar, and a good
example of the long-gone doublenecks.
Carvin Museum Forums ID: cabo5150
This has to be one of the
most unusual DC612's ever to come out of San Diego. It's a 1993
model, which was the last year they were produced, and what makes this
one so unique is the pickup and electronics configuration. Unlike
other DN612s that have both neck and bridge pickups, Chad ordered this
one like the DC125 - that is, a single pickup on each neck. This
is most likely the only DN612 out there with this configuration.
The electronics are very straightforward, with outputs for each neck,
volume and tone controls for each neck, and a mini neck selector switch.
The 6 string is equipped with an M22SD, and the 12-string is equipped
with an M22. Other features include black chrome hardware,
Wilkinson tremolo, Sperzel tuners, and Pearl Blue finish with black
painted traditional headstocks.
Mark Rubottom's DN612K
This is a great vintage
DN612K, from the early to mid-1980's. It has a koa body and necks
with gold hardware, ebony fingerboards and M22 pickups. Mark has
two of these, plus a bunch of other vintage Carvin gear - see them all
an interesting DN612 - it's a 1993 model, which was the last year of
It has a
number of interesting features, including the combination of a
traditional 6 X 6 headstock with a 6 inline, a single volume control for
each neck and no tone control, and a Wilkinson tremolo. The finish
is Cherry Sunburst.
you're the owner of this DN612, please get in touch with the
Webmaster - more photos and details would be very appreciated.
Here's a gorgeous example of a vintage
yellow DN612 from the early 90s. I think this was on eBay a while
back - but I don't remember for sure. Regardless, it's probably
the nicest example of a DN612 I've ever seen - quilted top, maple fingerboards,
reverse 6 headstock - extraordinary!
Note the non-standard
control configuration on this one. The 12-string neck has the
usual volume and tone controls, as well as a neck selector switch, and 3
other controls. Phase switches? Coil splitters? The
6-string neck has three knobs - most certainly, there is a tone and
volume, but what does the 3rd one do?
Speaking of doubleneck 12/6's, here's a
very cool one. And this one is quite unusual. For
starters, and most obviously, the 12 string neck is on the bottom, not
the top. Also, notice the control configuration - very
simple. But what makes this really cool, is that according to the
owner, this was made in 1996, 3 years after the final production of the
DN series ended. I'm sure there's a great story behind that!
a DN612 from late 1991/early 1992. It's all natural, with abalone
blocks on ebony, a mixture of black and gold hardware (probably not
stock) and 12-inline headstock.