Old NGD: Carvin DC700 Aquaburst

Sean Muffin

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So I meant to join SS.org a long time ago and share these pics, but I never got around to it. I've had this guitar for over a year now so its not really new anymore, but here it is anyway.

Specs:
5 piece Maple neck with Mahogany stripes
20" Radius Ebony Fretboard
Swamp Ash Body
Quilt Maple cap
Aquaburst Finish
Natural back and sides
Natural Binding
Clear Gloss body
Clear Satin neck
Stainless Steel Jumbo Frets
Hipshot Bridge and Black Hardware
Dunlop Straplocks
Swapped the A70 pups for a set of BKP Juggernauts

Pics:
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With BKP Juggs
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This is the first 7 I've owned all to myself and its been pretty rad, but there are a few things I would do differently next time.
I should have gone with a thinner neck, the standard neck is comfortable, but just a tad too thick for me
Painted back. The natural binding doesn't really pop with the natural swamp ash, they're just too close in color.
The 5 piece neck looks cool, but I probably should have just went with the standard.

With that said, I love this guitar!

Link to the A70 vs Juggernaut comparison: https://soundcloud.com/sean-muffin/carvin-a70-vs-bkp-juggernaut
 

awake69

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Love Love LOVE that top!!! I've always thought aquamarine quilt tops were gorgeous. Someday I'd love a Carvin. Nice score!!!
 

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One of the sexiest quilts I've seen... and that burst... WOW! Combined with that bare ebony fret-board and black hardware = solid drool. Just stunning.

H(belated)NGD!
 

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Wow that guitar looks 100 times better with the juggs man. That finish is ON POINT. Super sick and welcome to SSO.
 

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Damn dude. Thats a beauty. Hold on to it. The top is beautiful and contrasts perfectly with the back woods.
 

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What a freaking top. Its guitars like these that make want to go ahead and just drop $1500-2000 on a fully loaded Carvin. Then again, I'd be pissed if I didn't get a bad ass top lol
 

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That's probably the only way I would get 5 piece neck again. If I get another, it'll just be the standard 3 piece maple.
 

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Its got a headstock, but I'll let it slide for a quality specimen.. HNGD!
 

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Killer guitar!
The aquaburst finish is definitely my favourite, and that top..outstanding!
So the neck is not that thin ah!?
 

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Damn! Thoroughly surprised at this one. I was just checking like "OH, another blue carvin. Oh WOW, holy dog balls!"


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Sean Muffin

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What a freaking top. Its guitars like these that make want to go ahead and just drop $1500-2000 on a fully loaded Carvin. Then again, I'd be pissed if I didn't get a bad ass top lol

I think for a little extra they'll send you pics of their available tops and let you choose the one you like most.
 


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