NGD: DC800 #2 Burl of My Eye

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  1. Uncreative123

    Uncreative123 SS.org Regular

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

    Specs:

    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

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    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":

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    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:

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    Oh yeah, and then there's this:


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    lol
     
  2. SYLrules88

    SYLrules88 I play drums!

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    ...i dont even know what to say...yours makes me hate mine! :lol: almost
     
  3. mphsc

    mphsc lover of fine woods

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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!
     
  4. renzoip

    renzoip I Am the Table

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    Looks freaking awesome, congrats!! :hbang: :shred:
     
  5. Diggy

    Diggy Banned

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    that guitar is fucking awesome !!!!!!
     
  6. GazPots

    GazPots Is A Complete Idiot.

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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. :yesway:



    Also i didn't notice any flipped pictures.
     
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    ZEBOV Banned

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    FUCK 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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    Damn, that's nice. Bonus cool points for the back being as easy on the eyes as the front. :yesway:

    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? :D
     
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    stuglue SS.org Regular

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    Gorgeous, not a huge fan of gold hardware but looks fantastic:)
     
  10. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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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. :yesway: Nice move up from the Koa!
     
  11. Goatchrist

    Goatchrist Jebus

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    Oh god, this Carvin 8s keep getting better and better..
    Congrats!
     
  12. AngstRiddenDreams

    AngstRiddenDreams Filthy Casual

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    Holy shit, that just made my day.
     
  13. Alimination

    Alimination Space Adventurer

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    Major upgrade man! Looks lovely. Congrats!
     
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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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    HighGain510 Contributor

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    Glad this one was free of any major/non-fixable errors! :yesway: That burl top looks awesome, congrats!
     
  16. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    FINALLY one of these with a decent top! Nice piece of burl on that, congrats :yesway:
     
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    yes!! that burl is awesome
     
  18. mishabasi

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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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    this makes waiting til June even harder for mine, good lord that is a beauty! +1 on that DC800!
     
  20. Galius

    Galius Mentally Guitarded

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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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