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Todd Simpson
post Apr 26 2015, 08:44 AM
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Lot's of folks don't dig this body style but I just freaking love it!! The new carving guitars are making me drool. Whaddya think?

P.S. Not for folks who don't like headless guitars smile.gif

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post Apr 26 2015, 08:49 AM
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Thinking all the namm shows I watched in the past, Carvin and PRS has the best looking to woods smile.gif

There are quite few where I live and I never got to play one. A friend of mine had one before we met and as I understand they are very shred ready guitars smile.gif


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post Apr 26 2015, 09:25 AM
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Is that the Holdsworth design? Friend of mine sells (or sold now they have stopped having dealers) Carvins and I've seen some stunning examples.


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post Apr 26 2015, 06:29 PM
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I think the Holdsworth is a single cut away but these are similar. I hope I run across one smile.gif

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Is that the Holdsworth design? Friend of mine sells (or sold now they have stopped having dealers) Carvins and I've seen some stunning examples.


They really do have great craftmanship smile.gif I really am curious about how the necks feel?

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Thinking all the namm shows I watched in the past, Carvin and PRS has the best looking to woods smile.gif

There are quite few where I live and I never got to play one. A friend of mine had one before we met and as I understand they are very shred ready guitars smile.gif


I'd LOVE this one smile.gif

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post Apr 26 2015, 06:34 PM
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The finish on those are awesome, especially the flame on the first one.

the shape, however............



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post Apr 26 2015, 07:19 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 26 2015, 07:44 AM) *
Lot's of folks don't dig this body style but I just freaking love it!! The new carving guitars are making me drool. Whaddya think?

P.S. Not for folks who don't like headless guitars smile.gif

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Played a carvin recently and it was a very nice guitar, all custom made to the guys specs.
They feel and sound great.
There's something about not having a headstock on that model though. Seems weird to me. Like its to small or something.
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post Apr 26 2015, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Apr 26 2015, 06:19 PM) *
Played a carvin recently and it was a very nice guitar, all custom made to the guys specs.
They feel and sound great.
There's something about not having a headstock on that model though. Seems weird to me. Like its to small or something. really like the wood and finish though

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post Apr 26 2015, 10:47 PM
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Yes I have wanted one for a long time. But this is the type of guitar that can be very tricky to get a hold of here in sweden, since they're all custom made in the US.

I do have a headless steinberger guitar though, and it is quite special - mainly because of how its balanced. For me it doesn't work well for playing styles that involve aggressive strumming or picking - it's like the whole instrument jumps around in my hands.

For the soft, Holdworth type of legato technique, it feels perfect though. He (Holdsworth) also argues the sound of a headless guitar is different.


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post Apr 27 2015, 06:30 AM
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PIX of your Steinberger!! smile.gif Holdsworth has a custom signature carving of course, one of the new ones. Sort of a Steinberger/Tele?


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Yes I have wanted one for a long time. But this is the type of guitar that can be very tricky to get a hold of here in sweden, since they're all custom made in the US.

I do have a headless steinberger guitar though, and it is quite special - mainly because of how its balanced. For me it doesn't work well for playing styles that involve aggressive strumming or picking - it's like the whole instrument jumps around in my hands.

For the soft, Holdworth type of legato technique, it feels perfect though. He (Holdsworth) also argues the sound of a headless guitar is different.


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post May 8 2015, 04:55 AM
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I have never had a Carvin personally but a friend of mine did way back in the 80's that I played a few times. It was a beautiful guitar, played and sounded great too. I have always thought they had some amazing looking wood and finish and were of good quality.

A little off topic since it is not headless, but Greg Howe has a signature Carvin now I just found out today, Also a DV Mark signature amp.
He recently put up a demo. Skip ahead to 7:30 if you want to get right to the part about the Carvin.

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post May 8 2015, 06:57 PM
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I like his amp as well!! Those DVMARK amps always have impressed me with their tone. Yet another amp that makes me want a KEMPER smile.gif

For those who like a more "tradition" guitar shape, here is a Carvin with the crazy boutique, but without the headless/etc.

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Really curious to see how these play. They are pushing their custom shop big time. I hope the necks are thin!



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I have never had a Carvin personally but a friend of mine did way back in the 80's that I played a few times. It was a beautiful guitar, played and sounded great too. I have always thought they had some amazing looking wood and finish and were of good quality.

A little off topic since it is not headless, but Greg Howe has a signature Carvin now I just found out today, Also a DV Mark signature amp.
He recently put up a demo. Skip ahead to 7:30 if you want to get right to the part about the Carvin.




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