#1
Are carvins worth it? they look really good but im not sure if they are that good then why not higher priced
#2
i just looked some up, and all they do is just take the bodys from other brands..

It looks like they dont have any original bodies at all..

So if your wanting a guitar w/ their body thats really good.. I would just say get a Gibson, Fender or Ibanez.
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#4
esp shredder i care more about sound not looks i dont need it to be original to play and sound good. Thx for the input tho bangood seeing as you have played(own) one you probably have a good opinion.
#5
i've heard sexy things about them. unfortunatly gc never has any used ones.
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#7
Carvin is damn good. I was fortunate to get one as my first guitar from a very very very very good friend. I didnt know how great it was until about a month ago when I went to Sam Ash and hated playing almost every guitar I picked up to try (including Gibson, Fender and Ibanez axes). Go for it. My next guitar will be a custom RR1 (24 fret) and then another Carvin set to my specs.
#8
alright thx any suggestions on a model i was thinking like the 135 cus it has 3 pickups so more versatility but not sure
#9
Quote by esp_shredder
i just looked some up, and all they do is just take the bodys from other brands..

It looks like they dont have any original bodies at all..


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I love my Carvin to death, and they're relatively rare. Mine was passed down to me, and it's the only one I've ever seen. It's comfortable, well-made, and sounds beautiful.
#10
Two words: ****. Yes.

I had the opportunity to play some in California and they were some of THE best guitars I've ever laid my hands on. They're up there with the quality Gibsons.
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#11
but gibsons quality is **** as of late....
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#12
Carvins are very very underrated guitars. I have a TL60 I'll never sell and I'm bidding on an older model too. Not all Carvins are neck through, the Bolt T is a bolt on and some are set neck. If you buy used you can get a hell of a deal. If you go new, order through their website and get a complete custom guitar for half what you'd normally pay.

The only "weakness" is their pickups, which are good pickups, just not well known. I really like the sound of the stock C22, not too hot but full sounding. Well balanced. Their singles are very similar to vintage fender singles, lower output, very good tone.
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Are carvins worth it? they look really good but im not sure if they are that good then why not higher priced


They are priced realy low because they sell factory direct, if they were sold through guitar center or other shops the price would be almost twice as much.
#14
If they're so great then why can't I think of any professional musicians that use their guitars?
#15
dave weiner and the Tony macAlpine from the steve vai band use them. Yngwie uses the acoustics but most of the people who use them are studio guitarists.
http://www.carvin.com/news.php there is a full list

ive played a bass from them and it rocked. but it was a 6 string and thats not my bag.
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#16
Unless you are getting a custom guitar from a professional luthier, I don't see why you'd ever buy anything around $1000 other than a Carvin.
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If they're so great then why can't I think of any professional musicians that use their guitars?

You disgust me...
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#18
I have the choice of building a custom guitar from Warmoth parts for about $1,100 or ordering one from Carvin (probably the TL series) or just buying an American Tele or G&L Tele-copy. Not sure which I want to do...
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#19
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are all carvins neck through body?
I don't know if all of them are, but some are neck through body. They also like making 24 fret necks.

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If they're so great then why can't I think of any professional musicians that use their guitars?
Because you're a fucking moron.
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If they're so great then why can't I think of any professional musicians that use their guitars?



Because your an idiot?

Tony Macalpine... one of the best to EVER live, Holdsworth.. same goes for him, Michael Angelo, Jason Becker.... Hell same goes to all of them....... Plus a ton of other 80s and 90s players...


To answer your question threadstarter, YES, they are some of the best quality guitars around.
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#21
I played this guys Carvin, I don't know what exact model. It was a few years old and it played great and was really pretty. I think it is worth the money.
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Because your an idiot?

Tony Macalpine... one of the best to EVER live, Holdsworth.. same goes for him, Michael Angelo, Jason Becker.... Hell same goes to all of them....... Plus a ton of other 80s and 90s players...


To answer your question threadstarter, YES, they are some of the best quality guitars around.

Haha, okay tough guy, now you go back to playing on your little $250 while the big boys talk like adults.
#23
^ You've gotta be ****ting me?


You noob, what do you use? I dont see any info on you? My 2 guitars are worth more than every guitar related item you own.
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Haha, okay tough guy, now you go back to playing on your little $250 while the big boys talk like adults.

I own over $8,000 worth of equipment, including a guitar and amp that are together worth almost $4,000, and I agree with ClassicAxe. Attempts to be condescending towards me will be met with hysterical laughter and making yourself look like even a bigger idiot than you already do, which seems alright by you.

If you don't like Carvins, that's fine, but ostensibly your opinion is formed out of ignorance and closed-mindedness. And you just got seriously pwnt, so you should just go away before you further embarrass yourself.
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#25
When did I ever say in my first post that Carvin is bad? At one point I was planning to get one. I was simply asking why I've never known any professional guitarist that used them. The amount of money you (or your parents) have spent on equipment doesn't change anything at all.
#26
^hes an attorney, you dont have to look hard to figure that out, i dont think daddy bought his gear.

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#27
i've played my uncles CT6 and the steve vai legacy amp, amazing.

a carvin will definitely be my next purchase
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If they're so great then why can't I think of any professional musicians that use their guitars?


And the award for the most ignorant and utterly stupid statment ever made goes to you Storrson....****ing moron.
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#30
Oh, and don't forget that Yngwie Malmsteen uses Carvin acoustics.
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#31
i thought he used ovations? not like im well informed i just heard him mention them in an interview
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#32
According to Carvin's website, Yngwie is an official endorser of their AC175 acoustics.
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#33
oh.

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#34
Quote by Storrson
When did I ever say in my first post that Carvin is bad? At one point I was planning to get one. I was simply asking why I've never known any professional guitarist that used them. The amount of money you (or your parents) have spent on equipment doesn't change anything at all.


You're a complete ****ing idiot.
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#35
Hey, now I'm considering a Carvin, what are their best pickups? Do they only come with their own pickups, or can you have them put in DiMarzio, SDs, EMGs etc?