Carvin DC727

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  1. heffergm

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    The DC727's been around for a long time, so I probably can't offer much in the way of new information.

    However, take note:

    - Carvin's willingness to do something not off the set menu? A+. Execution: A+

    - fit and finish is a 4.999 out of 5 only due to a few small things that my perfectionism can't let go, but there's not worth mentioning.

    It's an absolutely beautiful instrument, and for the price, I don't think you can beat it.
     
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    How's it sound? What are the specs?
     
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    Maple neck/alder bod
    Birdseye board and headstock overlay
    Stainless jumbo frets
    Abolone inlays


    Here's my other one (all mahogany):

     
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    Might as well stuff the rest of the pics in here....
     

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    And here's my other 727, OFR7, all mahogany, ebony board, stainless jumbos, Dimarzio Blaze's.
     

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    Alex-D33 Golderak is King Contributor

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    Thanks Eric :hbang: Your review gave me a very good overview and some awesome pic's also ! :yesway:

    Just one more thing would you recomend buying a dc747 /727 over a UV777PBK
     
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    String spacing with the OFR7
     

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    I love the videos. Thats one sweet sounding guitar.
     
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    Lovely guitars, nice playing and tone (and yeah, I am a Carvin fan so I might be slightly biased ^^ )
     
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    You got lucky man. That guitar is beautiful, and they won't do it anymore. They specifically state on their site now that they will not do blackburst over white. I emailed asking why (with a link to this thread showing that it had been done before), and got a reply stating the they only did it a few times, and that most of the time, the black spots on the white making it look really unprofessional. Enjoy your awesomely unique guitar!
     
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    ah I just love this Carvin. I'd give my Ibanez RG 1527 for it!!!!
     
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    Hi!,

    I noticed you don't have the locking nut with the Floyd Rose. How the Sperzels hold the tuning? is it a good option?. Of your 2 seven string Carvins, which woods do you prefer?

    Thanks!
     
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    I own a Carvin DC727. Sperzels hold the tune like a charm, you don't need, and I mean do NOT need a locking nut with them. They are by far the best thing.
    Mine has a phase switch, witch is a MUST (doesn't cost much to have it added by Carvin but makes a big difference). And lets not forget the C26 hums -> they f-in' get your socks off with a proper amp, gain or just make you cry like a baby with the clean warmth they produce. I for one want to be buried with this guitar! That's my review ;)
     

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