#1
So I checked my tracking number this morning before I left for college and it was already "out for delivery". STRONGLY considered just staying home but I decided that I needed my edjumucayshun.

7 hours later, we meet! Indoor pics first, then outdoor shots, then my mini review.

Specs:

Claro walnut top
Koa body
Maple/Walnut/Maple/Walnut/Maple neck
Tung oiled maple fretboard w/ black dots
Matching walnut headstock w/ white logo
Blackburst top, black sides, blackburst back.
Clear gloss over the whole thing!
Jumbo SS frets



What the hell is it with every 8 string metal player also owning an adorable cat?

Both of my Carvins…

…and their backsides.

I like how the flash shows off the grain!


Under florescent light at my music store.

Action shot!


more outside shots in the next post


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#2
Tried to find a good angle for these outside shots.









Review:

So far, I am absolutely loving it, even more than I expected! I’ve played two 8 strings in my life and those were my old intrepid, which was a HUGE beast and weighed like 11-12 pounds, and the other was a schecter omen 8. Not quite as big as the agile, but still a beast. When I first saw the box for this one, I was wondering if they had sent the wrong guitar!! This guitar is MUCH smaller than I was expecting! It only weighs 8.5 pounds. The neck is very thin too, definitely the thinnest of any guitar I own. I was expecting more of a rounded C shape like what’s on my bass, but is this much more like an old washburn 7 string I used to own. For whatever reason, the 27” scale feels shorter than my 26.5” schecter blackjack. Don’t ask me how that works…

When I ordered this over the phone, I had requested a thin burst on the top and back so as not to cover up too much of the beautiful wood! I also requested a darker colored walnut top, and there was no upcharge for any of these requests. The indoor shots of the top are a better representation of its tint than the outdoor. What I had in mind when I asked for a darker top was not really a flame figure but rather more of a swirly chocolate character, but I didn’t tell them that. I really didn’t want to spend another chunk of change asking for a specific top. And I love how the neck ended up being partially flamed when I didn’t pay extra for that!

Overall, this guitar is very easy to play on. It’s not intimidating at all! The first time I saw my intrepid, I started laughing at its size, and at times it was a bit menacing. This one feels about the size of my Schecter c-1 classic. I haven’t plugged it in yet, I’m just enjoying the hell out of how awesome it sounds unplugged!


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#3
:O That cat is gorgeous.


... And I guess the guitar is as well. HNGD If I were to get another 8 string, this is probably the way I'd go, though with passive routes.
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#4
Very mice...errrr..nice!
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#5
Yeah I said it before in ERG thread, but again that thing is sexy beast. Congrats dude!


PS Is that you in the action shot? Anytime I see you post I just imagine you look like your avatar.
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#7
very tastefull

HNGD
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#8
thanks for the kind words!

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Yeah I said it before in ERG thread, but again that thing is sexy beast. Congrats dude!


PS Is that you in the action shot? Anytime I see you post I just imagine you look like your avatar.


haha yep thats me. not quite as pretty as norah jones, eh?


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#9
^ I dunno, if you shaved and dyed your hair it'd be pretty close.
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#10
Quote by VVolverin3
PS Is that you in the action shot? Anytime I see you post I just imagine you look like your avatar.

This exactly haha. Who's the babe in your avatar? I've always been curious.

Congrats again dude! I'd definitely buy one of these if I didn't suck to much to play 8's.
#11
It's Norah Jones, learn to read Levi... geez.
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#14
Anything after 6 is just too much for my needs but a beautiful axe nonetheless! HNGD!
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#15
^ man i tell you, this barely feels like its bigger than a 6! if someone wanted to jump from 6 to 8, this is the guitar they should buy!

haha ippon thats not really my yard, its a grassy spot in front of my apartment. just happens to be green because we've had a shitload of rain this winter


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#16
Holy wow I love the blackburst. Especially on the back and the neck/headstock! It's SEXY. Congrats man! If I ever get an 8, it'll probably be a Carvin.
#17
thanks! and yeah, i found several pics of carvins with blackburst jobs on them and absolutely fell in love with it. just HAD to do it


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#19
Lookin' good, man. The finish and flame looks cool; it seems as if a car with wicked tire prints has driven over the body.

I'm glad you like it!
#20
CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA! Nice, HNGD!

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#21
Nice man! I have a Carvin 6 string, and want another. They are incredible guitars. I don't think I could deal with an 8 string though... That neck looks wide like a harp I suck enough with 6 strings, adding 2 extra would just confuse me.
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#22
noice wood.

+1 on the bass being gorgeous as well. very nice.
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#23
Yay for more 8NGD threads. It's amazingly beautiful.
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#24
Wow man, HNGD. I can barely play a 6 string and there you are with an 8...! Kudos!
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#25
O_O

Damn, I'm still selling instruments to afford my DC800 (at $510 so far)! HNGD!
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#26
Hey,

What is it you ask for in order for the back of the headstock to be painted black like that? Also, do you need to ask for something special for the black burst to apply to the neck?
#28
AHHHHHH! Whoa that's awesome.
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#30
thanks for the compliments!

Quote by niclebel
Hey,

What is it you ask for in order for the back of the headstock to be painted black like that? Also, do you need to ask for something special for the black burst to apply to the neck?


selecting the "blackburst back" option will give you a black headstock like that. if you wanted either more or less of the headstock blacked out like that, you could probably request that over the phone. i requested a thinner blackburst on top so it didnt cover up too much of the walnut, and that simple request didnt cost me any extra.


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#31
step 1 - return it
step 2 - order them to chop it up, do some plastic surgery and make it a 6 string
step 3 - priority mail it to me...FO FREE
#32
Quote by ikey_
step 1 - return it
step 2 - order them to chop it up, do some plastic surgery and make it a 6 string
step 3 - priority mail it to me...FO FREE
I'd tell you to fuck off, but I'm a mod and I have to control myself at least some of the time. You's trollin'.
#33
dude. its a joke man. im trying to say i like his guitar.

and yeah i really want a carvin. probably my next guitar.
#34
When you're shooting in sunlight, (or any bright directional light), use a "polarizing filter". on the camera. You'll get great color saturation, and tame all the reflections! (Save for those on bare metal). (That's how they get those picture on the postcards).

I know you're tempted, (or at least you look tempted), to make a guitar strap out of the cat, but don't do it. It would haunt you for the rest of your life.....

While I'm at it, "happy new guitar day"!

You're a lucky stiff! I've been lusting after just about one of everything Carvin builds for decades. Never get around to it 'cause I can't figure out where to start. Well then, there's the whole money aspect too.
#35
^ angryG

thanks captain for the tip! im not sure if my camera has a polarizing setting. its been a while since ive played with the settings, i forget whats on there.


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#36
Quote by VVolverin3
Yeah I said it before in ERG thread, but again that thing is sexy beast.


It's a nice cat, but I wouldn't go quite that far.
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#37
I was talking about SYL
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