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Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all of the earth; make a loud noise   Lowell C. Kiesel                                 ...
WOODS AND FINISHES                                                                                                        ...
Semi-Hollow Carved Top                                                                                                    ...
California Carved Top                                                                                                     ...
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  1. 1. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all of the earth; make a loud noise Lowell C. Kiesel With Carvin’s custom shop you and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing to the Lord with the harp, and the Founder of Carvin voice of the psalm. — Psalm 98:4-5 February 22, 1915 - December 28, 2009 now have more choices than ever to create your own custom instru- ment. In the last couple of years we have added options like bird’s eye maple and rosewood finger- boards along with stainless steel Your choice of a fixed bridge, Tune- frets in both standard and jumbo sizes. New deep stained finishes o-matic bridge, Wilkinson tremolo are available to compliment the beauty of our highly figured or Original Floyd Rose in chrome, maple tops. To enhance the tone of our guitars more models of black or gold. Carvin pickups are available than ever before not to mention the acoustic bridge options that are offered for many of our instru- ments. However, more important than our growing list of options is our commitment to building high quality guitars. Our modern 82,000 square foot plant in San Diego is equipped with the finest guitar building machinery in the industry. The use of high quality tone woods and our constant improvement in manufacturing methods are an ongoing quest at Carvin. Several It is with great sadness that Carvin announces that its founder, Lowell C. Kiesel, passed away on years ago we began to cycle all of our necks and fingerboards December 28, 2009 in San Diego at the age of 94. Mr. Kiesel was born on a farm in Eustis, Nebraska through a long conditioning process in our de-humidification on February 22, 1915. As a young man, he spent time in Wichita, Kansas, where he Ebony, Rosewood, Bird’s Eye & chambers. What this does is remove any possible stress in the developed an interest in musical instruments; specifically, Hawaiian steel guitars, resonators and the hard rock Maple fingerboards are wood. Stress in the wood is what causes your neck to warp or available along with your choice newly-emerging electronic aspects of these instruments. During his time in Kansas in the 1930s, he of inlays: dot, block and diamond twist, and it may not fully develop for months or years after performed live on local radio stations with his Hawaiian steel guitar. However, like other innovators shapes available in white Mother of an instrument is built. This painstaking extra step is one of the in the burgeoning industry of that era, he found that he had an equal passion for building instruments Pearl & Abalone. reasons why our guitars and basses are known for their longevity and equipment as he did playing them, and that passion would become his life’s work. and consistent playability. Following his time in the midwest, Mr. Kiesel relocated to Los Angeles, where he took a job with If Carvin guitars were available in retail stores, you would pay up to North American Aviation. It was World War II, and Mr. Kiesel was one of many men building air- craft for the war effort; notably, the legendary P-51 Mustang, which is often credited as turning the three times more than our factory direct prices. By selling direct, Carvin tide of the war for the Allies. Near the end of the war, in 1944, he married Agnes Dorothea not only gives incredible value but also provides you with a direct Jorgensen, who would be with him until her passing in 2007. He founded the L. C. Kiesel Company connection to the guitar builder. This is something you do not get when in 1946, and began winding guitar pickups using the motor from his wife’s sewing machine. The purchasing retail. With the best build up times in the industry along with company was initially located in Los Angeles, briefly relocated back to Mr. Kiesel’s our risk free 10-day money back guarantee, there has never been a better home state of Nebraska, and then moved back to southern California in 1949, by time to order your Carvin Custom Shop instrument. which time he had added amplifiers and steel guitars to his lineup of gear. There are still examples of these Various headstock shapes along with 5 Year Warranty early Kiesel-badged steel guitars and amplifiers in existence today, underscoring the All Custom Shop guitars & basses carry a 5 year quality and durability of Mr. Kiesel’s early designs. Originally, Kiesel products were your choice of exotic woods. Sper- limited warranty against manufacturing defects. sold through a distributor, but Mr. Kiesel felt he could do a better job by eliminating zel locking tuners, graphite nut and the tilt-back headstock all contribute the middleman and selling directly to the customer, so an idea that would last until to pure tone and rock-solid tuning Original Pickup Winder this day was born. He changed the name of the company to Carvin, after his two stability. No string tree needed for eldest sons, Carson and Gavin. In the earliest years of the company, he advertised in clean solid open notes! such magazines as Popular Mechanics, and began producing his own mail order catalog in the early Carvin installs and registers the SNAGG™ microchip 1950s. In the years that followed, the company expanded from pickups to guitars and basses, in every guitar and bass ($50 value). The hidden micro-chip carries its own registration number amplifiers, pro audio equipment and other musical accessories. Early Carvin steel guitars, amplifiers and electronics were made by documenting your ownership. If your instrument is Carvinworld.com features an ever lost or stolen, once scanned, will identify the inventory list of guitars and Mr. Kiesel himself, and later by a few employees of the small company. In addition rightful owner. For more visit snagg.com. basses ready to ship! to his pickups, which were notably used by Semie Moseley in early Mosrite gui- tars, Mr. Kiesel designed and built many unique instruments, including an electric upright bass and an electric violin, which his wife Agnes enjoyed playing. As the Optional Acoustic-Electric System Now available on M-bridge and Floyd Rose decades passed, Carvin blossomed into a world-class manufacturer of musical in- struments, amplification and pro audio gear. The company relocated several times, from Baldwin Park outside of Los Angeles, to Covina, California, to Escondido, Agnes Kiesel on the Your choice of 10”, 12”, 14” & 20” California, and finally to its present location in North San Diego. In the late 1960s cover of the 1955 catalog fingerboard radii along with your Wilkinson™ acoustic tremolo and early 1970s, Mr. Kiesel’s sons joined the family business, bringing their own engineering and preference of 3 different Nickle- 3-Way humbucking pickup selector technical skills to the company, and today, the 3rd generation of Kiesels are also part of the Silver and 2 Stainless Steel fretwire company. Mr. Kiesel’s leadership, technical expertise and innovative engineering and marketing profiles. Master volume concepts led the company for decades, and even after handing the reins of the company over to his Active humbucking tone sons, he maintained an office in Carvin’s San Diego headquarters. The innovative “factory-direct” sales approach adopted by Mr. Kiesel Pan control for blending between in the 1940s continues to this day, and is one of the primary reasons for humbuckers and acoustic pickups the company’s success. He was preceded in death by son Gavin in 1989 Active acoustic tone and wife of 63 years, Agnes, in 2007. The members of the Kiesel family Coil splitters for C22’s will continue to carry on the quality and traditions established by the Phase switch for C22’s family patriarch for many years to come, ensuring that Lowell Kiesel’s legacy will live on.Lowell Kiesel will be greatly missed and fondly Dual outputs allow you to separate the electric remembered by the Kiesel family and the entire staff. Carvin Classic Alnico-V humbuckers Acoustic FT6 fixed bridge. & acoustic signals, or www.carvinworld.com/lowellkiesel offer incredible warmth and definition. The FA series option is available in a fixed or tremolo version on the following models: combine them into one jack Lowell & Mark Kiesel in 2006 at Many optional models and colors to Contour 66, TL60, DC127, DC400. Carvin’s 60th Anniverary Celebration choose from. 22 800.854.2235 carvinworld.com 3 3
  2. 2. WOODS AND FINISHES CUSTOM SHOP FEATURES AND OPTIONS Optional body woods (see price l i s t ) With more choices of woods, finishes, and options than ever STANDARD FEATURES FOR MOST CARVIN before you can order most Carvin models in over 50,000 dif- NECK-THROUGH-BODY GUITARS ferent combinations and not have the same instrument built • Maple neck-through-construction (AC175, AC275, AE185 use mahogany neck-through) alike. What’s even better, Carvin’s custom shop is building • Smooth neck-to-body heel for effortless playability to the last fret • Tone enhancing alder wood body sides (some models standard with mahogany) each instrument to the exact detail and shipping it within 6 • Premium grade Ebony fingerboard Hard Rock Maple Alder (North Genuine Mahogany Swamp Ash Black Walnut Koa weeks (on most orders). • Precision medium-jumbo (.048 tall x .103 wide) hard alloy German fretwire by Jescar is (N. East USA) West USA) (Honduras) (Southern USA) (Eastern USA) (Hawaiian Islands) This is made possible by our efficient method of keeping super long lasting and polished for effortless string bending and precise intonation. We use premium Alder is the standard Genuine Mahogany is Swamp Ash, which Black walnut has Koa has warmth and all components such as necks, fingerboards, pickups and • Scale Length: All neck through guitars 25”(Holdsworth, Seven String & Bolt: 25 1/2”) Eastern hard rock maple body wood for most a classic tone wood. comes from Southern medium dark beauti- sustain similar to • Dual action truss rod for our necks because Carvin solid body gui- Denser and heavier swamps, is light in ful grain patterns, is Mahogany and also hardware in stock. For help in choosing the best options • Sperzel™ locking tuners of its time proven tars and basses. Alder than Alder, but lighter color with rich grain slightly heavier than possesses the clear to build your dream machine, call and talk with one of our strength and stability. than Maple. Mahogany patterns and delivers Mahogany, and has a open tone of Alder. • Graphite nut with teflon helps keep guitar in tune. is a classic tone wood As a body wood, hard – used in solid body along with our flamed slightly less midrange warm, growling low Koa looks wonderful friendly and knowledgeable experts. They’ll be glad to help • Strings: Elixir Nano Web .010 - .046 guage super long lasting strings rock maple being very electric guitars since or quilted maple tops, with full low-end and end and a bright top whether you choose you build your dream machine. Or build your guitar online • Chrome hardware standard heavy and dense delivers a the ‘50’s. gives great sustain and nice singing highs. end. a tung oiled, satin or • Standard Colors: Jet Black, Classic White, Ferrari Red, Pearl Blue, Tung Oil Finish, bright sustaining tone. warmth. gloss finish. at Carvinworld.com Clear Gloss, Clear Satin O p t i o n a l B o d y T o p w o o d s (see price list) OPTIONS — GUITARS AND BASSES (Certain options not available on some models) Exotic Woods and Finishes Fingerboard Options NOTE: You can add a translucent color to the gloss wood finishes below. RWF Rosewood fingerboard..........................................................................................N/C (example NMAH + TT = Mahogany wood with translucent tobacco sunburst gloss finish) MF Maple fingerboard with black dots (N/A with block inlays) .............................N/C ASH Swamp Ash body ......................................................................................................... BMF Bird’s Eye maple fingerboard with black dots (N/A with block inlays) ................... MAH Maple neck & mahogany body .................................................................................... R10 10” fingerboard radius (N/A on H2, HF2, CL450, NS1 or 5 & 6 string basses) .............. AAAA Flamed Curly Maple AAAA Quilted Maple Flamed Curly Koa Figured Claro Spalted Curly Maple Cedar (Canada) (North West USA) (North West USA) (Hawaiian Islands) (Western Canada) NMAH Mahogany neck & mahogany body ............................................................................ R14 14” fingerboard radius (N/A on CL450 or NS1) ........................................................... Walnut (California) for acoustics WAL Maple neck & walnut body .......................................................................................... Flamed Maple produces Quilted Maple produces Besides its exotic A Claro walnut top will Carvin uses the fin- Cedar has a very warm Hawaiian Island appeal add a unique look and tone. It has been used NWAL Walnut neck & walnut body ........................................................................................ Inlay Options singing highs with a similar tones to Flamed est premium 4A tight low end. Sound’s Curly Maple. The & rarity, a guitar built brighter tone in the Curly Spalted maple for hundreds of years KOA Maple neck & koa body ................................................................................................ NIN No inlays on top of fingerboard (side dots only) ....................................................N/C wonderful over our stan- quilted figure can vary with a Flamed Curly upper register with a available. This exotic on classical and fla- NKOA Koa neck & koa body .................................................................................................... ABD Abalone dot inlays........................................................................................................ dard Maple neck/Alder from large to smaller Koa top will give added darker growling low wood comes from menco guitars. It is TC Maple neck & body (increases instrument weight by 3/4 lb.) ....................................... MP White Mother-of-pearl block inlays ............................................................................. body or Mahogany. pockets. sweetness and pro- end. The figure can dying-standing trees, the standard top on MT Maple top,10mm thick, book matched (Acoustics: MTA $80) ..................................... AB Abalone block inlays (as on DC400) ............................................................................. nounced midrange. have variations with wh ic h gi ves t hi s Carvin’s CL450 nylon HT Mahogany top,10mm thick, book matched (Acoustics: HTA $100) .............................. DMP White Mother-of-pearl diamond inlays....................................................................... shades of brown and wood its unique old- string guitar. KT Koa top, 10mm thick, book matched (Acoustics: KTA $150) ....................................... black. DAB Abalone diamond inlays............................................................................................... world look. WT Walnut top, 10mm thick, book matched (Acoustics: WTA $100) ................................ MPS White Mother-of-pearl signature inlays ...................................................................... S t a n d a r d S o l i d C o l o r s N/C NEW FW Figured walnut top,10mm, book matched (Acoustics: FWTA $160) .............................. ABS Abalone signature inlays .............................................................................................. FK Flamed koa top,10mm thick, book matched (Acoustics: FKTA $300) ......................... SM Curly Spalted Maple top, 10mm, book matched (Acoustics: SMTA $300) .................... Fretwire Options Optional Solid Colors UM Burl Bird’s Eye Maple Top .................................................................................... 6100 Jumbo fretwire .055 tall x .110 wide ........................................................................... 6130 Low profile fretwire .036 tall x .106 wide .................................................................... CG Clear high gloss finish................................................................................................... STF Stainless Steel frets, med-jumbo .048” tall x .103” wide ............................................ B Jet Black W Classic White R Ferrari Red PB Pearl Blue TPB Translucent Pearl Blue CS Clear matte satin finish ................................................................................................ STJF Stainless Steel frets, jumbo .055” tall x .110” wide ..................................................... TF Tung oil satin finish ...................................................................................................... BST Black bursted edge over optional wood or color.......................................................... Optional Translucent Finishes (shown on standard Alder) CP Copper Head BM Blue Mist CST Cherry bursted edge over optional wood or color........................................................ Hardware Options BC Black hardware............................................................................................................. SST Sunset bursted edge over optional wood or color ....................................................... G Gold plated hardware .................................................................................................. DTS Deep Triple step stain (only available with flame or quilted maple top)..................... WK Wooden knobs (Rosewood) ......................................................................................... Body and Neck Options PK Metal knobs with white Pearl inlays (black knobs have black pearl inlays) ................ TR Cherry Red TP Purple TG Emerald Green TE Green Burst TB Sapphire Blue TL Blue Burst RG Radiation Green CR Candy Red L Lefthand model (certain models and options not available)............................N/C AK Metal knobs with Abalone inlays (chrome, gold or black) .......................................... RB Fully rounded body edges ................................................................................................. SL Straplocks by Dunlop™ ................................................................................................ 5M 5-piece Laminated maple neck with two koa stripes ................................................. LN Lock nut for Floyd Rose tremolo (installed) ................................................................. 5MW 5-piece Laminated maple neck with two walnut stripes ............................................ SS String Saver Graphite Saddles (guitars with FT6 & FT7 fixed bridge only) .................. 5WM 5-piece Laminated walnut neck with two maple stripes ............................................ TY Vintage Yellow TS Cherry Burst TT Tobacco Burst TD Classic Burst TU Sunset Burst THY Honey Burst VC Vintage Cream WW White White 5H 5-piece Laminated mahogany neck with two maple stripes ...................................... Pickup and Electronic Options 5K 5-piece Laminated koa neck with two maple stripes .................................................. 404 White coils with black bezel ......................................................................................... NS Optional 5-piece neck is covered by optional figured top ........................................... 405 White/black coils with black bezel ............................................................................... Optional Flame Maple Finishes Printed representations of paint & wood colors may vary slightly to the real instrument. TN Tung oil finish back of neck .......................................................................................... S22J Metal covered neck pickup (matches guitar hardware color) ...................................... CSN Clear Satin back of neck (natural wood finish)............................................................. S22B Metal covered bridge pickup (matches guitar hardware color) ................................... PSN Painted Satin back of neck (matches body color) ........................................................ 31 Add one dual/single coil mini switch .......................................................................... 32 Add two dual/single coil mini switches ....................................................................... Headstock Options 36 Add phase mini switch (places pickups out of phase for thinner tone)....................... TH Traditional headstock with 3 + 3 tuners as on AE185, 2 + 2 on 4-string basses ........ AC Active Electronics as used on DC400 (not available on all models).............................. FTR Crimson Red FTP Purple FTG Emerald Green FTE Green Burst FTB Sapphire Blue FTL Blue Burst FTY Vintage Yellow FTS Cherry Burst FSS Umber Stain with Sunset Burst CTH CT6 headstock shape with 3 + 3 tuners as on CT6, 2 + 2 on 4-string basses.............. PH Headstock to match body color.................................................................................... BASS OPTIONS BPH Black painted headstock .............................................................................................. FI Fretless fingerboard with white inlayed fret lines ....................................................... KPH Koa headstock overlay.................................................................................................. FID Fretless fingerboard with white inlayed fret lines & dot inlays ................................... WPH Walnut headstock overlay............................................................................................ HS Hipshot™ bass detuner installed ................................................................................. FTT Tobacco Burst FTD Classic Burst FTU Sunset Burst FTH Honey Burst FSR Ruby Red Stain FSK Black Stain FSA Antique Brown Stain FSU Umber Stain FTC Clear Finish HB2 Replace J99A bridge pickup with HB series humbucker .............................................. FWPH Figured Claro Walnut headstock overlay ..................................................................... HB2N Replace J99A neck pickup with HB series humbucker (must also order HB2)............. Optional Quilted Maple Finishes See pg 7 for Deep Triple Step colors FKPH SMPH Flamed Koa headstock overlay..................................................................................... Spalted Maple Headstock Overlay................................................................................ SP2 2 Soapbar humbuckers................................................................................................. STS Stainless Steel Round Wound strings (replaces nickel round-wounds) .......................... UMPH Burl Bird’s Eye Maple Headstock ......................................................................... FWS Flat-wound bass strings (replaces standard Nickel round-wounds) ............................ FPH AAAA Flamed maple headstock overlay ...................................................................... 409 Cream colored J99A or H50A pikcups ........................................................................... QPH AAAA Quilted maple headstock overlay....................................................................... ABL Abalone Carvin headstock logo .................................................................................... QTR Crimson Red QTP Translucent Purple QTG Emerald Green QTE Greenburst QTB Sapphire Blue QTL Blue Burst QTY Vintage Yellow QTS Cherry Burst QSS Umber Stain GL Gold plated metal Carvin logo on Headstock (as on CT6 Carved Top)......................... with Sunset Burst ETR Engraved truss rod cover (personalized with your name) ........................................... ETR optional engraved QTT Tobacco Burst QTD Classic Burst QTU Sunset Burst QTH Honey Burst QSR Ruby Red Stain QSK Black Stain QSA Antique Brown Stain QSU Umber Stain QTC Clear Finish Optional Pickup Colors truss rod cover makes Black Pickups are Standard a great personalized Cream coils & bezel (402) Cream coils & black bezel (403) addition to your cus- tom guitar. Specify 1 or 2 lines. Up to ten characters per line. Cream & black coils & black bezel (406) Cream & black coils & cream bezel (407) Black coils & cream bezel (408) 4 carvinworld.com 800.854.2235 carvin.com carvinworld.com 5 5
  3. 3. Semi-Hollow Carved Top SH575 Synth Access options shown: Spalted Maple Top (SM) Gold Hardware (G) SH550 Stop Tail Piece bridge Steve Oliver SH550 & SH575 Carved Top SH550B Bigsby Vibrato See the video at The SH550 and SH575 is a true Carved Top Semi Hollow Custom Shop masterpiece. This guitar features a beautifully sculpted top of the finest Curly-Flamed Maple. Featuring a chambered SH575 Mahogany body with a beautifully sculpted solid Flamed Maple Tune-O-Matic bridge top that is carved both inside and out. Tone this sweet just isn’t with GraphTech Synth Access possible from a semi-hollow guitar made with thin pieces of bent plywood or veneer. The back of the body and the neck are made of hand selected genuine Mahogany for added warmth. SH575BBigsby Vibrato The harmonically rich covered humbuckers ooze with deep and with GraphTech Synth Access defined tone and sustain. Carvin’s “Rapid Play” low action neck assures effortless playability throughout the entire fingerboard, while the sleek set-in neck heel and lower body cutout allow easy uninhibited access at the 22nd fret. Whether you are a semi-hol- low aficionado or a rock enthusiast, an SH series guitar would be a fine addition to your collection. MADE IN USA SH CARVED TOP FEATURES: • Premium Mahogany set-in neck & body • Highest quality 20mm thick Curly-Flamed HC 16 Maple carved top with natural binding effect Hardshell Black Case • Matching figured Maple headstock overlay • 24k Gold plated CARVIN logo on headstock • Sperzel locking tuners • 25” scale ebony fingerboard • Abalone dot inlays • 22 medium jumbo frets • S22 Classic Chrome humbuckers (optional Gold) • Master volume and 3-way pickup selector SH550 options shown: • Push pull tone offers single coil operation for each pickup or Deep Honeyburst on Flame (FDH6) Abalone Block Inlays (AB) Jonathan Butler both pickups together humbucking Stainless Steel Fretwire (STF) See the video at True Semi Hollow • Body size: 14.1” wide, 2.1” thick at edge, 2.6” thick at center • Triple step, stained colors for extra depth Gold Hardware (G) Carved Arch Top SH Options: (unlike other brands with bent Premium quilted top (example QDB6) . . . . . . . . . plywood top, back and sides) Abalone block inlays (AB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back and edges painted black (BGB) . . . . . . . . . . . SH575 SYNTH ACCESS Black edges and black burst back (BBB) . . . . . . . . The SH575 model has the exceptional tone of the SH550 with the addition of the acclaimed GraphTech Synth Access electronics, as featured in Carvin’s breakthrough NS1 guitar. This preamp provides realistic hollow-body acoustic tone. Simply connect a guitar synth and get orchestras, flutes and virtually any instrument SH550 options shown: at your fingertips. Deep Vintageburst on Flame (FDV6) Signature Mother of Pearl Inlays (MPS) SH575 CARVED TOP FEATURES: • Graphtech Hexaphonic Synth Access Pickup • 13-pin jack for Synth and 1/4” jack for Humbuckers See the video at • Master volume, Tone and 3-way pickup selector • Push pull tone offers single coil operation for each pickup or both pick- ups together humbucking • Concentric controls for Synth Access. See details below. DEEP TRIPLE-STEP STAINED COLORS (SHOWN WITH OPTIONAL QUILTED TOPS) Deep Orangeburst For standard Curly-Flame top replace Q with an F (QDO6) outputs: 1/4 inch electric & acoustic and 13-pin MIDI Synth jack, one 13-pin jack runs all access of the SH575 Deep Honeyburst Deep Sunsetburst Deep Tiger’s Eye Deep Blue Deep Green Deep Natural Clear including phantom power. (QDH6) (QDS6) (QDT6) (QDB6) (QDG6) (QDC6) • Humbucker volume and tone with coil splitter push/pull pot • stacked volumes for Hexaphonic Midi and piezo acoustic • stacked mid cut/boost and mid sweep controls • stacked treble and bass cut/boost controls Steve Fister • switch scrolls through MIDI patches See the video at Deep Vintageburst Deep Red Deep Antique Brown Deep Purple Deep Black Dragon Burst Hershel Yatovitz (QDV6) (QDR6) (QDA6) (QDP6) (QDK6) (QDD6) Chris Isaak & Silvertone 6 carvinworld.com carvinworld.com 7
  4. 4. California Carved Top The CT6M compares favorably with custom-made guitars costing more than twice the price. While there are a lot of competitive models within Carvin’s price range, few can go head to head with CT6M CT6T options shown: the CT6M’s craftsmanship, materials and tone. Tune-O-Matic bridge - Chris Gill w/ strings thru body Deep Sunsetburst on Quilt (QDS6) Guitar World ‘05 Holiday Issue Abalone Block Inlays (AB) Future Network USA Metal Covered Neck PU (S22J) Metal Covered Bridge PU (S22B) CT6T Wilkinson tremolo See the video at CT6C Floyd Rose tremolo “Carvin has an attention to detail I just don’t find in other companies. I absolutely love this guitar.” -Joe Walsh CT6 CARVED TOP FEATURES: • Premium Mahogany set-in neck & body • Highest quality 20mm thick Curly-Flamed HC11 Maple carved top with natural binding effect Kenya B. Hardshell ABS Case • Matching figured Maple headstock overlay Joss Stone HC 12 • 24k Gold plated CARVIN logo on headstock See the video at Hardshell Vintage • Sperzel locking tuners Tweed Case • 25” scale ebony fingerboard • Abalone dot inlays CUSTOMER COMMENT • 22 medium jumbo frets When I opened the case I • C22J and C22B classic humbuckers couldn’t believe my eyes. Awesome! Photos cannot • Master volume and 3-way pickup selector “With its eye-popping quilted-maple top, do justice to the real thing. • Push pull tone offers single coil operation abalone block inlays, gold-plated The sound is awesome for each pickup or both pickups together hardware, and impeccable – intonation perfect. humbucking “Carvin’s entry delivers amply Warner Matthew Boles Sr. CT. • Triple step, stained colors for extra depth finish, our test-sample (standard with Curly-Flame Maple top) on the promise of its looks..it Carvin CT6M flaunts an CT6M options shown: Options: certainly rates our “1 Award.”” irresistible abundance Left Handed (L) -Douglas Baldwin, Guitar One Dec ‘04, Deep Orangeburst on Quilt (QDO6) Premium quilted top (example QDB6) . . . . . . . . . Future Network USA of aesthetic allure... Abalone Block Inlays (AB) Abalone block inlays (AB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Representative of the highest Metal Covered Neck Pickup (S22J) Back and edges painted black (BGB) . . . . . . . . . . . Metal Covered Bridge Pickup (S22B) level of the luthier’s art, and offering Black edges and black burst back (BBB) . . . . . . . . Gold Hardware (G) For other options see page 4 & 5 great playability and great tones, the CT6M is proof posi- CT4M tive that Carvin does indeed deserve a place alongside CT3M Tune-O-Matic bridge CT6 Carved Top Tune-O-Matic bridge w/ strings thru body w/ strings thru body the world’s most respected guitar builders.” Guitar Player Dec ‘04 Carvin is proud to offer the “California carved top”. This exqui- CT4T CT3 Mahogany site guitar features a beautifully sculpted top of the fin- est Curly-Flamed Maple. The back of the body and the neck CT3T Wilkinson tremolo Wilkinson tremolo are made of hand selected genuine Mahogany for added The CT3 has the same features as the CT6, except the carved body is made entirely of warmth. Classic C22 humbuckers are custom wound with CT4C rich Mahogany. Solid and optional translu- vintage plain enamel wire which helps bring out the harmonically CT3C Floyd Rose tremolo cent colors are applied to the entire guitar. rich tone and sustain of this fine instrument. Carvin’s “Rapid Play” Floyd Rose tremolo low action neck assures effortless playability throughout the entire CT4M options shown: CT4 Maple Top fingerboard, while the sleek set-in neck heel and lower body cut- Sapphire Blue (TB) The CT4 also has the same great features out allow easy uninhibited access at the 22nd fret. The California CT3M options shown: CT3M options shown: Black Painted Headstock (BPH) of the CT6. However, the Mahogany body Mother of Pearl Inlays (MP) Carved Top is available in several different exclusive triple step stained Tobacco Sunburst(TT) Candy Red (CR) Black Coils, Cream PU Bezel (408) is capped with standard Eastern Maple. Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Gold Hardware (G) Solid and optional translucent colors are colors, which dramatically bring out the rich highlights of our highly Abalone Logo (ABL) figured maple tops. applied to the top only. The back and sides are finished in natural gloss to show the beautiful Mahogany. DEEP TRIPLE-STEP Options: STAINED COLORS CT3 & CT4 - not available with Flame or Quilt tops (SHOWN WITH OPTIONAL QUILTED TOPS) For standard Curly-Flame top All translucent colors listed on pg 4 are replace Q with an F Deep Orangeburst Deep Honeyburst Deep Vintageburst available. (QDO6) (QDH6) (QDV6) GT Gold Top (CT4 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For other options see page 4 & 5 Deep Sunsetburst Deep Tiger’s Eye Deep Blue Deep Green Deep Natural Clear (QDS6) (QDT6) (QDB6) (QDG6) (QDC6) Deep Red Deep Antique Brown Deep Purple Deep Black Dragon Burst (QDR6) (QDA6) (QDP6) (QDK6) (QDD6) 8 carvinworld.com carvinworld.com 9

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