NGD - Carvin + Spalt content

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by littledoc, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. littledoc

    littledoc Go meat!

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    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. :hbang: EDIT: Moar uploaded

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  2. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    I googled "O face" to find a pic to convey the awesomeness of this guitar.

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    Seems appropriate.
     
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    illimmigrant A Different Logic

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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.
     
  4. ExhumedShadow

    ExhumedShadow dEUs

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    That really stands out!
    Great pick, I'm gonna need a spalted top...
     
  5. AfroSamurai

    AfroSamurai SS.org Regular

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    beautiful guitar, the burst looks fantastic, very classy!
     
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    ROAR oaf tobar

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    Dat fingerboard :yum:
     
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    tjrlogan SS.org Regular

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    Very nice, unique looking guitar! Congrats.
     
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    Sicarius Reggie J Worthington

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    that's a sexy piece of Spalt, damn.
     
  9. s_k_mullins

    s_k_mullins !@#$?!

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    That is a great looking Carvin! Love that spalt :yesway:
     
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    german7 SS.org Regular

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    OMG..beautiful body
     
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    CptMcKay SS.org Regular

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    A huge smile crept across my face when i saw this...that guitar is fantastic, dude.
     
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    Scruffy1012 Grey Sheep

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    brb changing pants.

    That fretboard....... :hbang::yesway:
     
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    kmanick Contributor

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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)
    Congrats!
     
  14. Stealth7

    Stealth7 SS.org Irregular

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    DAYUM! That is fucking HOT! And it doesn't help my Carvin GAS either. :lol:
     
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    Remission SS.org Regular

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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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    Levi79 SS.org Regular

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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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    yingmin Parker ├╝ber alles

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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.
     
  18. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Great. Fucking. Taste!

    Enough said.
     
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    Trembulant Rebel Extravaganza

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    Amazing build.
     
  20. littledoc

    littledoc Go meat!

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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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