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Shane Gibson, 1979 – 2014

It is with deepest sadness that we announce that guitarist and Carvin artist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 AM on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood … Continue reading

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New Vanquish Series Basses From Carvin

Carvin’s new Vanquish Series electric basses represent a radical departure from traditional bass guitars, and are the next step in the evolution of the instrument. The 4-string V49K, 5-string V59K and 6-string V69K Vanquish basses are loaded with exciting new … Continue reading

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Bass Player Magazine Reviews the Carvin PB5 Classic Bass

Rave reviews continue to come in for Carvin’s new PB Series electric basses, and the latest is from Bass Player Magazine. They say, “Happily, the PB5 has a killer B string that receives ample coverage from the pickup, and has … Continue reading

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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 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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Happy Birthday, Jason Becker!

Jason Becker celebrated his 43rd birthday this past Sunday in his hometown of Richmond, California with family, friends and fans. Guitar Player magazine, Carvin staffers and local press were also in attendance. The celebration included two screenings of the award-winning … Continue reading

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Steve Oliver Guitar Clinics

Carvin is excited to welcome back Billboard chart-topping guitarist & vocalist Steve Oliver for a series of FREE guitar clinics at our southern California locations throughout June.  Steve was instrumental in the development of the NS1 MIDI Synth Access guitar … 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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