Carvin BBS ID: jfine
This is the first
Holdsworth model finished in Carvin's beautiful dragonburst finish.
Like other models in the finish, it looks spectacular, especially on the
It's loaded with H22 pickups, and has abalone block inlays and chrome
This one is totally
custom - it features a mahogany neck and body, C22N humbucker in the
neck position and M22SD humbucker in the bridge position with coil
splitters and phase switches.
This one was made by the Custom Shop with a one-of-a-kind Birdseye maple
top, with a unique tri-burst blue with matching headstock. This is
a great example of Carvin's willingness and ability to make guitars
beyond the thousands of possible combinations on the standard options
list, and it is a beauty!
Carvin BBS ID: tms13pin
another great looking and unusual Holdsworth Fatboy. The obvious
feature that makes this instrument unique is the flamed spalted maple
top. In addition to the stunning top, this HF2 has a Birdseye
maple fingerboard and gold hardware.
wood occurs in nature when a fungus begins consuming a cut or dead maple
tree (other woods can be spalted, too). Carvin does not offer
spalted maple as a standard option, but there have been several spalted
Carvin Museum Forums ID: FastRedPonyCar
Holdsworth was actually originally owned by Tom, owner of the spalted
HF2 above. However, recently Tom sold it to Drew, which makes his
finished in Umber Stain on quilted maple with matching headstock.
Other features include a birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone dot
inlays, Wilkinson tremolo, and black chrome hardware. Active
electronics consist of "zebra" Holdsworth pickups, dual coil splitters
and phase switching.
Carvin BBS ID: EyesLikeFire
beautiful Holdsworth! And this 2004 model is absolutely
feature-laden, as well. Most obviously, it has a great flamed koa
top with matching headstock. However, that's where the similarity
between this H2 and most, if not all, other Holdsworth's ends. The
standard Holdsworth body is alder, and it's chambered, and an alder neck
is standard (although mahogany is sometimes used for the neck and body.
This H2 has a solid koa body (no chambering), with an alder slice
in-between the main body and flamed koa top (similar to an Anniversary
model), and a koa neck that could almost be described as "burled", even
though koa generally doesn't fall under this classification. Other
features include gold hardware, ebony fingerboard, and gold Carvin logo
(the first guitar to sport this). Electronics consist of
Holdsworth pickups with phase switching and coil-splitters. Also
of note are the custom-made burled walnut and maple truss rod cover and
pickup mounting rings that Sergio added. Very nice!
Carvin BBS ID: StudioHack
a very nice 2004 model Fatboy, finished in vintage yellow on quilted
maple with matching headstock. Other features include an alder
body, no inlays on the ebony fingerboard, and black chrome hardware.
Electronics consist of H22 humbuckers with coil splitters and phase
switching. Sam says:
ordered this after my visit to the Carvin store in San Diego. I love its
resonance and versatile tones. The neck is very comfortable in my large
hands, and it's so easy to play. By far the best guitar I've ever owned."
H2T (and friend's H2T)
What a pair of Holdsworth
models! Bob's was a recent eBay score, and has a flamed koa top.
Bob has made some mods to it, including the addition of the Buzz Feiten
tuning system, 250K pots with Ibanez speed knobs, and an AP11 single
coil pickup in the neck position. He's also going to add the
which modifies a convention tremolo so that it can be easily converted
to fixed, floating, or dive-only easily, without any permanent
modifications to the guitar. Other features include a mahogany
body and neck, and chrome hardware.
H2T belongs to one of Bob's friends, and is a new model,
finished in umber stain on quilted maple. It's
stock, with a mahogany neck & body, chrome hardware, and
Mike McInnis' CL450
Carvin BBS ID:
This is Mike's second Carvin, following
his left-handed gloss black
This Fatboy is similar, finished in
gloss black, and of course, left-handed.
Other features include an unadorned
ebony fingerboard, Holdsworth pickups,
and gold Carvin logo.
Carvin BBS ID: Van
koa, and then there's koa. This is probably the most stunning koa
top I've ever seen, and it maybe be one of the finest guitars Carvin has
produced in recent memory. In addition to the extraordinary top
and matching headstock, this one has a mahogany neck and body, matte
satin finish on the back of the neck, no inlays on the ebony
fingerboard, black chrome hardware and stainless steel frets.