Incoming Carvin Custom Shop Dc700

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  1. slowhand84

    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    So I shop at GC...a lot. When you use your Gear Card like I always do (6 months no interest on used stuff, which is neat) they send you rewards certificates for a certain % of the money you spend.

    So I got two sent to me the other day for a total of $130, and decided to go shopping for my first 7 string in several years.

    At first I was going to just find something under $200 and basically just get a free 7 string. But I know myself and if I bought a cheapie it would just sit unplayed, so I decided to look for something nicer.

    Ended up finding this beautiful Carvin USA Custom Shop DC700. After the discounts from the rewards certificates it was $600 shipped w/case. I spec'd it out new and it came to $1800.

    Gotta love Carvin and the great quality combined with incredibly low resale value!

    The specs: normal scale (25.5), neck thru body (alder body, maple neck with two walnut stripes), deep blue flame top, flame maple fretboard, stainless frets, and active pickups.

    The active pickups part of it is important because I will definitely be outfitting this thing with Bareknuckles, and the passive Carvin pup cavities require a bit of routing whereas the active ones do not.

    Here are a quick pic from the Reverb listing where it sold a while back (for around $850 shipped), because GC's pics are just godawful. Somehow this sat around at GC long enough to get price dropped from $1K, which usually means there's an issue but I called and spoke to a manager and he assured me the guitar is near mint. I suppose no worries anyway given GC's easy return policy.

    I'll post some better ones when it arrives in a few days.

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    you should be arrested for theft!
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have been told this :ROFLMAO:
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Damn, I wish I had known about that gear card four years ago. It's almost too late now to take full advantage of it...
     
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    And that's why we're called the "Affordable Guitar Forum."
     
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    Very nice - the flame on that neck is out of the park.
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! It's actually just a flame maple fretboard, the neck is regular maple (with the two walnut stripes).
     
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    nice man, congrats!
     
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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    These guys know how it's done
     
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    Someday I will own a carvin. Looks smashing!
     
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    Thanks man! Going to need a nice wide strap for this thing as I’m predicting it’ll be fairly heavy, once I decide if it’s a keeper I’ll be in touch :)
     
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    Nice! I feel like the used value of Carvins and Kiesels have gone up considerable since they first came on my radar less than a decade ago. They definitely make some beautiful guitars.
     
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    HNGD!

    You hit the nail on the head. Great if you buy these used. Not so great if you custom make one new and end up selling it.
     
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    Nice! That's less than $100 per string! Congrats!
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    A little headstock action courtesy of GC’s awful pics:

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    Gorgeous! I do A LOT of shopping on GC's used section, may need to look into the card.
     
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    Whoa, dat fret board!
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I have a feeling the garbage pics do it no justice. It’s one of the many specs on this thing that come with a nice upcharge....

    Here’s one more weird off center pic I found of it:

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