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Old 04-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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NGD: Carvin HH1 (56k = HOLDS on, it's WORTH the wait, don't lose your head)

Here's my newest edition, the Carvin HH1. I could bore you to death, writing sentence after sentence about how awesome I think this guitar is (and you won't even read it). Instead, I'll let the pictures do the talking (but feel free to ask questions ).





























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HH1 - Allan Holdsworth Headless Guitar
Right Handed
XS Tremolo
Gunmetal Gray Metallic
Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
Maple Neck/Alder Body (Standard)
5-Piece Maple Neck w/ 2 Walnut Stripes
Tung Oil Finish Back Of Neck (Natural Wood)
Birdseye Maple Fingerboard (Tung-Oiled)
Dot Inlays (Standard)
Stainless Jumbo Frets .055" H .110" W
20in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
Black Hardware (Standard)
H22T Bridge Pickup (Standard)
Black Coils w/ Black Bezels (Standard)
Drop Shadow Logo White on Black
Dunlop Straplocks
Black Tolex Hardshell Guitar Case

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And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it. - Jack Handey

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Sweet, I bet that thing is comfortable. That is a nice fretboard.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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That is hot

Great color / wood combo

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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I have a question to all people who owns a guitar like this what draws this to these no headstock guitar? also that looks really nice

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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I have a question to all people who owns a guitar like this what draws this to these no headstock guitar?
Besides aesthetic, I suppose it is mostly because it's more "ergonomical" than a standard guitar (though this model would need a different body style to be a true ergo guitar).

This is the first headless guitar I have ever owned or played, but I really like it so far. I'm really enjoying doing vibrato without the weight of the headstock; it feels like I can get somehow more expressive with it (or at least different).

I'll also concur with what Jack said on here (and what other HH owners are saying on the Carvin BBS), this thing sustains for days.


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Old 04-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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Not my style but that maple is ....ing GORGEOUS

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:37 PM   #8
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That. Is. Awesome. Any chance of a vid of this thing pleeeease?

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:41 PM   #9
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How's the trem on these things? That guitar is killer.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #10
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Awesome.

So, how do you string it?
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #11
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I love it. Man those are tempting.
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Yeah video footage is in order, methinks.
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Any chance of a vid of this thing pleeeease?
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Yeah video footage is in order, methinks.
I might actually try a video, but I'll have to borrow my Mom's camera (oh god does that sound pathetic). I'm definitely going to record a clip this weekend. I'm trying to dial in a Holdworth sounding patch on the POD HD right now. No, I'm not going to embarrass myself by trying to play one of Mr. Holdsworth's songs (unless the first 5 bars of City Nights counts, I got that on lock ). Maybe another headless artist is appropriate? I used to know a few random bits from Traced in Air, so maybe I'll cover a Cynic solo or something like that.

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Old 04-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #14
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Your guitar's been decapitated!! Looks killer bro
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:31 PM   #15
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Awesome.

So, how do you string it?
It came with single-ball strings. I've got some double balls ready to go on it, but why waste a brand new set of strings?

Tuning is actually quite simple. You just; flip the locking switch, tune the individual strings, un-lock, and then adjust the spring tension (the big wheel) until it is back in tune.


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Old 04-17-2012, 11:29 PM   #16
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Ha, you should've written sentences upon sentences about how awesome it is, I would've read it. But then again, I am a writer, so I'm naturally inclined to read everything I see.

Anyway, I digress. That is one killer axe! Stunning.

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Action's far too high to be playable, and thats an ugly maple board you got....


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Thats AWESOME man!!!! The only thing I would have done to it, have the fret board rounded! :p
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Looks nice man! One thing though, does the trem bar not get in the way of the controls somewhat?
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:03 AM   #19
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Offfttttt. The only thing I don't like about that is that the neck heel is painted, I would have preferred to see the neck completely paint free (the recent Charvel Desolation series have that wrong too).

Other than that, looks amazing and very cool. Maple board FTW!

EDIT: and it's super annoying that these things are so dam cheap in the US and so damn expensive in Euro-land!!!

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:38 AM   #20
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Whats up with the tiny whammy bar?

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:05 AM   #21
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Damn, that's sexy.
And it means you might be able to order a headless head-thing from Carvin - if only for a sixer.

How are you feeling that neck heel? It's the only thing that seems a bit uncomfortable...

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Whats up with the tiny whammy bar?
It's a Holdsworth trem bar. He prefers them really short, and it's an option you can choose when speccing out your guitar with Carvin.
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Random picture request, could you post a clear shot of the truss rod area please? Thanks for all the pics dude, that thing looks AWESOME! GAS levels rising...

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #24
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Random picture request, could you post a clear shot of the truss rod area please? Thanks for all the pics dude, that thing looks AWESOME! GAS levels rising...


This might be worth a look.

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This might be worth a look.
Nope, I've seen the ones posted by Carvin already. I was hoping for a straight on shot so I could see how deep the truss rod nut is in the truss rod channel.

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