It sounds quite good, better than nearly all other Carvins I've played. I'm not sure if it's the semi-hollow construction or that it has a set neck vs. a neck through, but it sounds warm and woody.
It's quite light, I haven't strapped it on yet, but I fear it'll be a bit neck heavy.
I prefer oiled or unfinished necks, but the satin paint does feel quite good in my hand. I'm pleasantly surprised.
There are a few things that I don't like...
After I ordered this guitar, I found out the binding they use is tortoise... it's not as bad as I expected -
There's a big mark in the clear, kinda like a thumb print, between the bridge and the string ferrules.
There are lots of "ghost" marks in the paint, faint shadows. They're really hard to capture. This sword shaped one on the back of the neck is fairly prominent.