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Carvin Guitars & Basses

New SCB6 Single Cutaway Bevel-Top Guitar

Carvin is excited to offer our newest Custom Shop instrument, the SCB6 single cutaway bevel-top guitar. The SCB6 is a radical departure in aesthetics from other Carvin guitars, with sleek and stylish looks combined with superior materials and craftsmanship and … Continue reading

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New DC7X Extended Scale 7-String Guitar

Due to overwhelming requests from our customers, Carvin is pleased to announce the new DC7X extended-scale 7-string guitar. The Custom Shop has taken the extended baritone scale of the popular DC800 eight-string model, and combined that with the sleek features … Continue reading

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New Ultimate Soft Instrument Cases from Carvin

Carvin’s new Ultimate Soft Cases are a musician’s dream!  Available in three models: SC10 for guitars, SC8 for basses, and SC7 for Holdsworth headless guitars. Much sturdier than a gig bag, but lighter and less bulky than a traditional hardshell … Continue reading

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New PB4 and PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Basses!

Carvin is excited to debut the next generation of bolt-neck basses, the PB4 and PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Basses. These exciting new instruments take the looks that bassists appreciate, and combines them with contemporary features as found on other Carvin basses. … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie Adds the AC40 Bass

Carvin recently built a custom AC40 acoustic-electric bass for renowned bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac. John visited Carvin’s Hollywood showroom looking for a new A/E bass, and was impressed with tone and playability of the AC40, so the Custom … Continue reading

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Vintage Guitar Magazine AE185-12 Review

Check out the AE185-12 acoustic electric 12-string guitar review in the August 2013 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine. VG says: “Sound-wise, the AE185-12 offers myriad tones, from shimmering electric to fairly realistic acoustic. From the Beatles to the Byrds to … Continue reading

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New Carvin CT7 Carved Top 7-String Guitar

In response to numerous customer requests, Carvin is proud to introduce our latest California Carved Top models, the CT7 and CT74 seven-string guitars. The CT7 is designed specifically for the dynamic and tonal range of a seven string instrument. It … Continue reading

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New Carvin JB200C Jason Becker Tribute Guitar

Carvin’s relationship with Jason Becker dates back to the late 1980s, and we’re excited to welcome this influential and inspirational guitarist back to the Carvin family. In response to Jason’s legions of worldwide fans, we are proud to introduce the … Continue reading

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CT624M Carved Top Guitar Receives WIHO Award From MusicPlayers.com

Carvin is proud to receive a WIHO (“Wish I Had One”) Award from the staff at MusicPlayers.com for the CT624 24-Fret California Carved Top Guitar. Among many other things, they said: “To say the Carvin CT624 played like a dream … Continue reading

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SH550 Guitar Review in Vintage Guitar Magazine

The staff of Vintage Guitar magazine reviewed Carvin’s SH550 Semi-Hollow Carved Top guitar in the new June 2012 issue, which will be available on newsstands in the coming weeks. Among the comments from VG, they raved: “Plugged in with a … Continue reading

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