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Unread 08-16-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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NGD - Carvin + Spalt content

My new DC727 wasn't supposed to be finished until the 22nd. I went to my apartment office expecting to pick up a book I ordered, only to find this beauty.

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Koa neck and body
Spalted maple top
Blackburst edges
Birdseye maple fingerboard
Tung oil neck
Stainless steel jumbo frets
Active electronics

My previous 727 was all mahogany. I didn't like the weight, so I was hoping for a guitar that was on the lighter side, and sure enough the koa is much lighter than the mahogany and considerably more resonant. A little pricey, but worth every penny! I'll put some more pics up when I'm done gawking. EDIT: Moar uploaded











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Unread 08-16-2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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I googled "O face" to find a pic to convey the awesomeness of this guitar.



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Unread 08-16-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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holy FU@K! That's pretty awesome. One of the best looking Carvins I've seen anywhere.
Mine's supposed to be done at the end of September. I got a 5pc koa and maple neck, but kept the body as mahogany.
Amazing guitar. Congrats.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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That really stands out!
Great pick, I'm gonna need a spalted top...

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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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beautiful guitar, the burst looks fantastic, very classy!
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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:34 PM   #6
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Very nice, unique looking guitar! Congrats.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:48 PM   #8
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that's a sexy piece of Spalt, damn.



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Unread 08-16-2011, 08:00 PM   #9
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That is a great looking Carvin! Love that spalt


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OMG..beautiful body
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A huge smile crept across my face when i saw this...that guitar is fantastic, dude.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 08:45 PM   #12
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brb changing pants.

That fretboard.......
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Beautiful!
I love the look of spalted maple with a black burst (Patrick sims had one on his site that was also gorgeous)
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Unread 08-16-2011, 09:08 PM   #14
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DAYUM! That is ....ing HOT! And it doesn't help my Carvin GAS either.
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I'm really not a huge fan of Carvin's DC series... at all, but I would buy that in a second. Nice score man.
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I must say, this is one of, if not THE nicest 727 I've ever seen. Your a genius for thinking of putting a blackburst over the spalt. Made it sooooo beautiful. I tried to think of another word to say that wasn't so lame, but I couldn't think of anything, that's how awesome it is.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 09:43 PM   #17
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As much as I love spalted tops, both putting an opaque burst around it and covering up koa with it seem like odd choices to me.

Does anybody else do maple fretboards on non-maple necks? I've never seen them on anything but Carvins.

I have a problem cn this mod ke the eicoli and the infantry cn a blow dies what can make?

excused for the errors but are Italian
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Unread 08-16-2011, 10:01 PM   #18
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Great. ....ing. Taste!

Enough said.

Is this... guitar?
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Amazing build.
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Thanks all. I chose the koa mainly for its weight and tone. My mahogany 727 was uncomfortably heavy, but I still wanted something relatively warm and resonant.

I looked at doing an oiled finish over the spalt like the N4, but the figuring doesn't really "pop". Carvin recommends a gloss coating for spalt. Then I saw this, and thought the burst added a nice bit of contrast compared to uniform spalt tops I'd seen.

The birdseye fingerboard was actually inspired by some of the Vik guitars I've seen here. But as much as I'm in awe of the Viks, they're just out of my price range. The board is tung-oiled which, paired with the SS frets, is pure butter.

I recently acquired an RGD2127Z. My plan was to test both, and keep one. As nice as the RGD is, it's just not quite as nice to me as the Carvin, so I'll be sending it back and keeping this girl.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 10:08 PM   #21
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I really like the look of the DC7s without the rounded body edges, so kudos on making the right choice there.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 10:13 PM   #22
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I really like the look of the DC7s without the rounded body edges, so kudos on making the right choice there.
Thanks, me too. My previous 727s both had the rounded sides. It's not just aesthetic though; the non-rounded sides make for a more widely scooped horn, which makes upper fret access easier when you're doing big stretches.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 10:14 PM   #23
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That's beautiful. Congrats on the NGD. Maybe a video upload next?
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My Carvin GAS is back! Damn you!
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Unread 08-16-2011, 10:34 PM   #25
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Damn. That is pure sex.

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