its strange how things change so drastically in such a short amount of time.
not too long ago i had a lot of respect for Carvin/kiesel. but as years are progressing, i'm getting turned off by them as a company. mainly due to the way Jeff handles himself and the customers. regardless of how the guitars play, i'm just not willing to play the CT424 any longer.
i may have gotten it for myself as a graduation present. it maybe beautiful. it may play well. but i'm just not feeling it any longer. and it saddens me as there aren't a whole lot of companies that offer the same specs that interest me for a price that interests me. even if i am doubling the budget of a carvin/kiesel, i'm still coming up empty handed.
regardless, the carvin goes.
If the headstock still says Carvin I wouldn't get rid of it, The company that made your guitar and the company today are completely separate, different entities.
Your guitar reflects what the company used to be (while not perfect or prestigious, a quietly dignified semi-custom factory direct maker) and IMO that at least counts for something.