#1
Well,


heres the story...........


For about a year, every few months I'd go down to my local Carvin dealer to ask about a guitar thats in the muesum pages to find out if they could make me one like it. Every time they'd ask they'd tell me they couldn't for whatever reason.

So after talking with my buddy Doug Steele about my problems with korean imports and the bad luck I have had in the past, Doug talks me into a 7 string. Or at the very least, to try one out.

So I went down to the Carvin store again in Santa Ana, had Oscar show me some. I surprisingly dug it. But one in particular had a tone that just jumped out at me. I took my little Vox AD30vt-xl combo with me to play stuff thru MY amp. I was in love, I just didn't dig the purple quilt combo on the one in the store.

But we were getting somewhere, I found a love for koa. Koa body with a koa neck and maple stripes.

So I was settled. I was finally gonna take the plunge and buy a USA made guitar. So I went home, put my imports on ebay to get some deposit money. Sold my guitars, now it was time to go back down to the store to play one more time just to be sure, amp in hand.

Yep, this guitar was ME. For the first time I found a fiddle that just leaped out at me tonally. It felt like an extension of me. No wierdness, the DC727 was MY GUITAR.

So I told Oscar, lets do this.

We walk over to the register, start talking about options, colors, getting a quote together.

Then it hit me. I'm not gonna spend this kinda money without making them tell me no ONE LAST TIME for that finish I had been dreaming about since the day I first saw it.

So Oscar looks at me and says "You know what theyre gonna say". But I tell him that I needed to hear no at least one more time. He tells me to go home, he's gonna call Mark Kiesel and find out from the man himself, the lead designer, if it can or can't be done once and for all.

I get a call a few days later from Oscar.

"Dude... He said yes...."

So I bailed out of the house, hopped in the car, and bolted down to the Carvin store. It's deposit time.

11 weeks later, Oscar calls me back, tells me it's pickup time.


Well folks. Here she is. The best looking and playing guitar I've ever seen or held in my life.

Carvin DC727
Koa body neck thru with 5 piece neck. 2 maple stripes
Tung oil finish on back of neck
Active pickups with coil split and phase switch
Ebony fingerboard
Abalone inlays
Schaller locking tuners
Dunlop Strap Locks
Original Floyd Rose

Ill let the pics do the rest of the talking. I'll try to get some outside pics monday or tuesday.











#2
Sweet!!!

It still ain't as pertty as mine though.
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#6
Nice!

although i'd pick my silverburst over one of those any day lol.
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#7
Quote by evening_crow
Nice!

although i'd pick my silverburst over one of those any day lol.


This is called "ghost burst"

gunmetal grey burst on bright white body.

its not scratched btw, boneheaded me didnt wipe it down before taking pictures of it lol. my camera sucks but hey its better than cell phone quality
#8
Awesome story bro, love the guitar. Video us!
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#9
Quote by shredforbread33
Awesome story bro, love the guitar. Video us!


yeah its kinda surreal looking back on it. after asking for this for a year even though its sitting in my lap right now, Im still in this sort of daze im expecting to wake up from.
#10
Quote by cerebrix
This is called "ghost burst"

gunmetal grey burst on bright white body.

its not scratched btw, boneheaded me didnt wipe it down before taking pictures of it lol. my camera sucks but hey its better than cell phone quality



I'm talking about my Les Paul Silverburst. It's a special limited edition finish that was started to be used last year after it had been stopped for 25 years.
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#11
Saw this over on SS.org as well...

White, silverburst (ghost burst) and the dragon burst should be the only colours that Carvin offers. Looks killer man congrats
#12
heres some daytime pics. ill try to take more at noonish when the sun is straight up. i hear theres less shadows that way. as you can see i suck at photography lol. so if you have any tips please post em.




















#14
Big fat lol to the license plate shops.
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#16
Man that guitar looks amazing!

Why does the bridge look really used though? Its already rusting!

EDIT: Nvm, its a reflection of you because its so shiny!
#17
Seriously... That Carvin looks like a Ibanez with too much fastfoods.
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#18
Quote by hminh87
Seriously... That Carvin looks like a Ibanez with too much fastfoods.



in a way its supposed to. koa is HEAVY. this things a tank but its still very comfortable and balanced.

this wood combo gave me the meat and warmth of a les paul, but still has the bite of alder in the upper registers. really, its the best of both worlds my friend.
#19
pretty sweet and unique. add in the fact that it's an amazing guitar, and that makes what you have, very awesome. grats
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#20
Quote by cerebrix
Absolutely gorgeous dude, congrats
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#21
Holy awesometasticalriffic!
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#23
Damn! That's pretty sweet! So when do we get to hear clips?
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#24
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Go Carvin guitars! How much did that beauty cost you?


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#27
Quote by Horlicks
Ugly burst

haha

I like it (not as much as mine but still).

I used to play a Carvin 5 string bass when i was in high school and it was awesome. The only thing i personally don't like is the headstock though... It looks... idk

Otherwise it's a beautiful guitar.

Originally Posted by evening_crow
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