So I jumped in with both feet...

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  1. Hobophobic

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    I ordered my first 7-string today from Carvin. The adventure begins (in about 8 weeks).
     
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    nitelightboy I poop in shoes. Contributor

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    How 'bout some specs???

    Awsome man, I hope you enjoy the crap out of it!!:metal:
     
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    I absolutely love my carvin to death...I don't think i'll ever get rid of it.
     
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    +1 :agreed:
     
  5. Hobophobic

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    No problem. I went with a lefty DC727. I paid an upcharge for a different wiring scheme (it comes with a 3-way toggle and 2 coil splitters, mine will have a 5-way switch instead). The other options I got are a birdseye maple fretboard, stainless jumbo frets, strap locks, gold hardware and logo, cream colored pickups and a custom color not in their standard list ($50 upcharge). It's called "toner white". Their standard "pearl white" and "classic white" are nice but aren't the white I like. I wanted bright pure white, not off white, vanilla ice cream white or almost but not quite white.
     
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    and umm...yeah specs of that carvin would be nice.
     
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    ts73 SS.org Regular

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    Yes, Indeed. Shannon, please don't change it for a while. I hope you don't mind if I'll be imagining you're in fact a lucious brunette, splashing in ocean water at all times.

    Back to the topic - sounds great! What bridge option did you go with?
     
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    Shannon Lord Super Awesome Contributor

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    Sounds pretty classy! ;)
     
  9. Hobophobic

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    The hardtail... that's the only option they have on the lefties.
    And yes, that avatar is very hard to look away from.:cool:
     
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    Cream pickups - Drew is gonna want this one. :lol:

    I've had a hankering for cream pups myself lately. Damn you, Drew!

    Congrats on the guitar, bro. Now comes the hard part - waiting. :wallbash:
     
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    Cool sounding guitar, yeah when doing anything with Carvin definitely call them up, lol.
     
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    oh, you mean holy-shit-i-forgot-my-welding-mask white :D

    sounds pretty cool! i can't wait for the pics! of course, i'm sure you can't wait to be able to take the pics ;)
     
  13. Shawn

    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Congrats! I want a Carvin 7 badly, they are nice. You picked a good color too, im a big fan of pearl white and that is exactly what I'd get, either that or a nice quilt top like Tony MacAlpine's sig. Pics when you get it. :)
     
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    I'm curious to hear your impressions on this guitar.


    I am a fellow lefty 7 player, and considered buying a Carvin at one time.

    Does yours have 24 frets? What are the woods?
     
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    Yep 24 frets. They come stock with medium-jumbo, I went with the jumbo stainless steel option. The woods on mine are alder body, maple neck, birdseye maple fretboard. You can get alder, walnut, mahogany, koa, swamp ash and maple for body woods. You can also get flame koa, figured walnut, flame maple or quilt maple tops. You can get maple, koa, mahogany or walnut for the neck as well as 5-piece laminated necks using any combination of those woods. Fretboards are available in ebony, maple, birdseye maple and rosewood.
     
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    Awesome. I was never 100% content with the looks of the Carvin's, but I could settle considering the options available (although the lack of nice pups and the lack of a Floyd kinda sucks).

    If you dont mind me asking, what was your final paid price?
     
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    Yeah, the lack of a Floyd option held me back for a while and I don't really love the rounded body edges all that much but this is my first 7 so I'll probably have enough to think about without the Floyd. I can worry about that on down the road. The rounded body edges I just decided to live with, they won't build this model without it. I'm not too concerned over the pickups, some very minor grinding on the baseplates will allow you to squeeze DiMarzios in if necessary. I don't mind telling you the price, I consider it a bargain. I paid $1095.49 including case and shipping to Canada (which covers all taxes, duties and customs charges). So it would have been $1055.49 shipped in the US.
     

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