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My CT7 has arrived at last, after some 14-18 months of saving, and constant financial setbacks (go to hell, family issues). The photos don't do it any justice whatsoever.

To kick things off, this guitar has the most comfortable neck I think I've ever laid my hands on, and the fret work is immaculate. The truss rod did need some adjustments, but nothing to major.

The sound is simply tasty, although I'll probably swap the pups sometime down the road. It could be the shitty amp I own though, so I'll probably replace that before any more instruments.

However, the guys at Carvin did misspell my name, but no biggie. It's my dream guitar, and a new engraved truss rod cover is maybe $5.

All in all, this was the best $2,000 I've ever spent in my life. If somebody were to steal my baby, I'd break their kneecaps with a spoon.
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Stop reminding me I'm poor.

Stop it.

Stop.

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wow. just wow man. that flame top is waaaaay better than average! i want one of these soooo bad its not even funny. im glad you were still able to end up with one with the snags you hit. take good care of her!!

is that a koa body?


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Easily the best one I have seen yet.

That's awesome. It's the first CT7 to match the, IMO, point of the model. A classy 7.

Epic.
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Quote by SYLrules88

is that a koa body?

Yesh.
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OooooooOOOOOooohhhhh!

That is a sweeeeet axe! Excellent decisions were made in the design process.
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Mother of god. That is one nice looking guitar. I haven't been paying attention to too many NGDs recently, but this just made up for it. Enjoy that bad boy!
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I love the flame top, but I don't think I could've covered up that beautiful koa! One of the prettiest 7s I've seen. HNGD.
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That topwood looks AMAZING, and the carved top 7 is such a sexy instrument. Makes the wait for my DC727 seem like an eternity!
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MY gosh that looks amazing!
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Nice Sperm inlays....
(Whatever they are, I actually think they are amazingly pretty)


That is a work of art.Beautiful.


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Man that's a great looking guitar. Congrats. Must be an awesome feeling

I picked up a Carvin for the first time today. It was love at first sight. The feel, the finish, everything about it was incredible. My next guitar will be a Carvin.
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That is a lovely looking guitar, even if it does look like a PRS. HNGD.
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IMO if you drop $2,000 on a guitar, you shouldn't have to deal with that shit (i.e., the truss rod cover goof up). Beautiful guitar. I'd say don't touch the pups and get a new amp. I've been wanting to make a similar purchase, but I can't justify spending enough money that could buy a cheap car.
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I agree, but nobody's perfect. They'll probably replace it free if you tell them, though.
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Quote by RockAddict311
IMO if you drop $2,000 on a guitar, you shouldn't have to deal with that shit (i.e., the truss rod cover goof up). Beautiful guitar. I'd say don't touch the pups and get a new amp. I've been wanting to make a similar purchase, but I can't justify spending enough money that could buy a cheap car.


Carvin pups tend to be pretty bad. I'm not one to swap pickups out just for the sake of doing it, but the ones in my DC145 were terrible, especially the neck pickup. The guitars themselves though are pretty good.
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That is the prettiest 7-string guitar I've ever seen. You are indeed a lucky player. HNGD! Enjoy the hell out of it for a long, long time!
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Quote by RockAddict311
I'd say don't touch the pups and get a new amp.


Carvin's pickups are mediocre at best. And chances are if you drop $2000 on a guitar you already have a nice amp or you're working towards it.


Anyways...

Happy New Guitar Day and welcome to the Carvin Club! I've had my DC-747 for about 5 years now and it's still my favorite guitar. I was absolutely drooling when I saw the full page ad in Guitar World for the carve top 7 string. Yours is absolutely gorgeous, I love the natural wood finish.

Did you get the mahogany body? Mine has walnut and it's really bright and chimey, not so much on the low end.

After seeing this thread, I'm pretty sure I've lost all GAS for the Yngwie Malmsteen Fender (even though I get a huge discount on Fenders). Gotta have another Carvin!
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Quote by MESAexplorer
Happy New Guitar Day and welcome to the Carvin Club! I've had my DC-747 for about 5 years now and it's still my favorite guitar. I was absolutely drooling when I saw the full page ad in Guitar World for the carve top 7 string. Yours is absolutely gorgeous, I love the natural wood finish.

Did you get the mahogany body? Mine has walnut and it's really bright and chimey, not so much on the low end.

Oh, I've been a Carvin club guy since the days of yore, way back in the summer of 2012. Albeit, that one (SC90) wasn't my specs and I picked up for somewhere around $600 (it was like $650 or $625, I don't remember exactly).

And nope, the body is koa, and the neck is the 5 piece maple/walnut deal. My SC90 is mahogany though.
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Oh, I've been a Carvin club guy since the days of yore, way back in the summer of 2012. Albeit, that one (SC90) wasn't my specs and I picked up for somewhere around $600 (it was like $650 or $625, I don't remember exactly).

And nope, the body is koa, and the neck is the 5 piece maple/walnut deal. My SC90 is mahogany though.



Hows the koa sound compared to the mahogany?

I've been interested in both koa or mahogany for my next Carvin whenever that may be.
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Hows the koa sound compared to the mahogany?

I've been interested in both koa or mahogany for my next Carvin whenever that may be.

I adore the koa, and I'd take it over the mahogany any day of the week.
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