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Old 03-28-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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NGD: DC800 #2 Burl of My Eye

Gotta do this real quick because I'm leaving in about 10 minutes.

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Burled Maple Top
Birdseye Maple fretboard- w/abalone dot inlays
Gold hardware/ Abalone logo
Med. SS frets
Walnut body/neck +2 maple stripes
Dunlop straplocks (oooooops, they had to mess something up though right? Thankfully it was that and not something else that's actually important)

Only got to play on it for about 10 minutes but instantly I loved the tone more than the Koa one I had. Not enough time to go into detail on it...but wow. Love the hell out of this thing so far.

Pics: I apologize if some of them are flipped; photobucket is a nightmare and constantly does this for no reason.

New Carvin cases? Last one said "CARVIN" on it- doesn't appear anywhere on this one, but still the same case







The burl top on this thing is siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick; Supposedly one of the owners and the guy I had been dealing with went down to hand-pick this one personally for me as I was pretty adamant about getting a "nice top":









The walnut on the back is gorgeous and really dark; the pictures definitely don't do it justice. This one was the closest to the actual color:











Bonus top shot:









Oh yeah, and then there's this:





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Old 03-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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...i dont even know what to say...yours makes me hate mine! almost

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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That top is sick, I can literally see the tree it was cut from. Never been a fan of gold hardware but it looks really good with those wood combos.

Congrats!
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:21 PM   #4
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Looks freaking awesome, congrats!!

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
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that guitar is ....ing awesome !!!!!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:41 PM   #6
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What am i looking at in the last picture?


Also nice burl. Can't beat some burl action with some maple fretboard goodness.



Also i didn't notice any flipped pictures.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:48 PM   #7
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.... YOU! lol
This made me order a DC800 on the spot! The only differences will be a swamp ash body, Graphtech TUSQ nut, a cream trussrod cover with my name engraved on it, and no Dunlop strap locks.

EDIT: And mine will have a gold plated logo.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #8
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Damn, that's nice. Bonus cool points for the back being as easy on the eyes as the front.

Did you actually have to spec any of that stuff out, or was there just a single check box on the order form for a "Perfect Guitar" option?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:07 PM   #9
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Gorgeous, not a huge fan of gold hardware but looks fantastic:-)
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:31 PM   #10
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Yup, loving that combo. That's the second one with those specs I've seen, and definitely my favorite. It would be cool to option a 50 and get the sides and back oiled, but I'm not even sure that's possible. Nice move up from the Koa!
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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Oh god, this Carvin 8s keep getting better and better..
Congrats!

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Old 03-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #12
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Holy ...., that just made my day.

I just wasted your time.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #13
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Major upgrade man! Looks lovely. Congrats!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:03 PM   #14
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Awesome, that burl is out of this world. I'm glad that they took care of you, the previous koa top was pretty plain.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:14 PM   #15
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Glad this one was free of any major/non-fixable errors! That burl top looks awesome, congrats!

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #16
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FINALLY one of these with a decent top! Nice piece of burl on that, congrats

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Old 03-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #17
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yes!! that burl is awesome
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #18
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are they ever gonna darken the ink on those cards? mine was so difficult to read that the secretary at work almost didn't know it was for me.

'Nough of that. These are by far the finest woods i've seen on the DC800. The burl maple is incredible and the walnut is just as stunning.

HNGD :]
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #19
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this makes waiting til June even harder for mine, good lord that is a beauty! +1 on that DC800!
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #20
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Aside from the gold hardware its looking mighty tasty to me. Glad they got you all taken care of.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #21
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i haven't seen a dc800 yet that hasnt given me a boner

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Old 03-29-2012, 12:14 AM   #22
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That top is sick, I can literally see the tree it was cut from. Never been a fan of gold hardware but it looks really good with those wood combos.

Congrats!

You and me both; I'm usually the no.1 hater of gold hardware, but I just couldn't see it any other way on this.


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What am i looking at in the last picture?
3 order cards from Carvin. Next one is due 4/11 I think.

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Yup, loving that combo. That's the second one with those specs I've seen, and definitely my favorite. It would be cool to option a 50 and get the sides and back oiled, but I'm not even sure that's possible. Nice move up from the Koa!
Thanks mane. It's actually the first with those specs. There have been two other burl tops; the first with an ebony board/walnut body/black hardware (which gave me the idea for this one) and the second which was more like this but I think regular maple board, oiled finish, and ash or alder body.

Don't worry, the third is like nothing but op. 50's...



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FINALLY one of these with a decent top! Nice piece of burl on that, congrats

Haha thanks. I think the other burl tops were pretty sharp. I really love the detail in this one though.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:29 AM   #23
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3 order cards from Carvin. Next one is due 4/11 I think.
What do you do for a living?!

I can't wait to be done with school.
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What do you do for a living?!

I can't wait to be done with school.
Haha I was thinkin the same thing when i saw those three Carvin Cards on the fridge. I am so happy after saving for 3 years to buy a new guitar to have a single Carvin card on my fridge
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #25
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There have been two other burl tops; the first with an ebony board/walnut body/black hardware (which gave me the idea ).
Oh, I know! The one on the carvin forum, right? Believe me, I know what yours costs down to the penny - I've specced that exact build out (well, with black HW- but good call with the gold!) probably once a week for the past 3 months! I just can't pull the trigger because I can't rationalize getting another 8. But I will be getting something with a maple burl at some point!
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