- Mar 7, 2010
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- Near San Francisco
i miss the days full sized carvin catalogs would come in the mail and i could obsess and price things out for days. i was a teen so i couldn't really afford anything though. still...
If you scroll down to the bottom of their home page, they just added a downloadable PDF of a "catalog" of sorts.
It's very basic, and IMO is clearly a 'first pass" attempt. It reminds me of the "Spec Guide" they had on the old "CarvinWorld.com" international website. I think this new "catalog" needs pages that explains and shows examples of some of their options. A page of headstock shapes, a page for inlays and inlay material, etc. Those were all a part of the old "Spec Guide".
To me the volume means they have to standardize a lot of things and frankly I prefer tung oil necks, most do.
An amusing note: they used to charge extra for a tung oiled neck. In 1990, they charged $40, and that would be almost $100 with inflation. I think when it was made standard a couple years back, they were charging $50 for it. But when it was made standard, it was at the same time as a January or July $50-across-the-board price increase...so for most of the customers at that time, because tung oil necks were so popular, that price increase was basically a wash.