Hello everyone! I'm sure a lot of the Carvin enthusiasts here know me by now but in case you don't (which is totally ok, I'm not that special anyways!) my name is Chris and I'm one of the sales guys here at Carvin Guitars in sunny San Diego, California! This thread will be where I post all the company announcements, any sort of discount runs that we may be doing, as well as photos of guitars and answering questions about all things Carvin. If you have any questions whatsoever please feel free to post in here or email me at ChrisH@Carvin.com or message me on Facebook. If you'd like to order a guitar please give me a call or send me a message and I'll make sure we get you something really killer! Feel free to post your Carvin photos in here as well to show the world your awesome custom instrument! My colleague and Carvin Service employee Mike Jones will also hop on here and post photos just like the ones he posts on the Carvin BBS forum. For those of you who aren't familiar with us or would like to know more about us, here is a little summary for you! For close to 70 years, Carvin Guitars has been building high quality guitars and basses for pro and hobby musicians alike. We have always sold direct to the customer with no middle man markups so you can save a significant amount of money versus shopping with a traditional retailer. With Carvin you can order a high quality custom shop guitar without having to pay custom shop prices as you would with some of our competitors. With hundreds of options to choose from the possibilities for different combinations are almost limitless on these instruments. All of our guitars and basses are made to order in the USA at our factory in San Diego, CA, and our quality, craftsmanship, and service are second to none. Try Carvin today we know youll be satisfied. Give us a call with any questions or a no-obligation quote today! You can also take a look at all the models and options on CarvinGuitars.com. While you can place an order online, we recommend that you call one of our specialists to help you build your dream guitar because the online builder can potentially be a bit overwhelming and tricky. Not all options available on the guitars can be ordered online either so speaking to a specialist will definitely help you with getting the right options for your unique instrument. Our phone lines are open from 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday only. For customers outside of US and Canada please visit CarvinWorld.com for a dealer near you or for assistance in countries without a dealer. Thank you for your interested and we hope to help you build your dream instrument soon. Cheers, Chris Hong Carvin Sales Carvin.com - Guitars, Amplifiers & Pro Audio www.facebook.com/carvinguitarsofficial www.facebook.com/chris.hong.9216 (P) 858.GUITARS ext. 113 (858.484.8277) By the way, while these options are not available on the online builder just yet we are offering new passive pickups on our 7 and 8 string guitars and they are ready for order on an instrument right now! Here are some sound clips done by some fellow SSO members that may help you get a better idea on how they sound. Currently they are available on models without any upcharge but this will change once we get them input into the system. 8 string shoot out by Simon Sludge https://soundcloud.com/sludgestudios/sets/8-string-pickup-shootout 7 string comparison with Duncans by Brody from Rivers of Nihil https://soundcloud.com/thelivingdoorway/kiesel-7-string-bridge-vs-seymour-duncan-nazgul We will have a proper 7 string shootout by the Simon who did the 8 string shootout. By the way, they are VERY versatile. This is just one style of music being showcased but they are really versatile. I personally play a lot of jazz influenced 7 and 8 string melodies and rarely ever go distorted for my ERG playing and I love the way they sound. We are also developing 6 string pickups in the same vein and they are sounding killer! If you have any questions on these pickups or would like to order a guitar with them installed please contact me! Cheers!