Got this yesterday. It's not as cool as my C66 was, but it plays better. It IS bright though. The pickups have to go (well, all the electronics have to go). The finish work on this guitar is every bit as good as my C66 was. Not crazy about the Walnut top on this one, but for the price I can't bitch too much.
I just can't help but notice how these Carvins make my Ibanez guitars seem like cheap toys. I'll be selling my S1520BP with the Carvin pickups.
I kinda like the look of fretboards with no inlays, but I just don't have enough experience with the instrument to be able to play it purely by feel.
So just out of curiosity, Ken, if you could specify the perfect guitar, what would it be?