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  1. #1

    Join Date: May 2012
    Location: Saranac/MI

    iTrader: 0

    Belated NGD (Now with wooden knobs!)

    Last Thursday was a horribly slow day at work, for later that evening, a new member of the family was set to arrive.

    Its a Carvin!

    Still a Carvin!

    A shot for you ass guys out there

    matching headstock with abalone logo

    DC700 with Fixed Bridge FT7
    Active A70 pickups
    Chrome Hardware
    Walnut Body
    5 piece Walnut neck with Maple stripes
    Burl Maple top in Clear gloss
    Birdseye Maple fretboard, no inlay, SS Med-Jumbo frets, 20" radius
    Tung oil back of neck (a nice touch here, they did tung oil all the way up the back of the headstock, and the sides of the headstock, and only cleared the top)

    I was a little bit worried at first that the walnut/maple combo would be a bit too bright, thankfully I was wrong. The walnut seems to give it a heavy, focused and clear low end growl, and a nice mids presense.
    I was also a bit worried that I wouldn't like the stock pickups.. fortunately, that is also not the case. I am very happy with them. They are fairly hot, but tight and focused in the bridge, and fluid and open in the neck. Also, they sound incredible clean.. the neck pickup on the clean channels has a very acoustic, chimey quality to it, and I love it!

    As far as playability goes I would rate this as good, if not better than my JPXI. The tung oil neck is absolutely amazing. I would say the neck profile is really similar to my RG7420, but with rounder shoulders.

    The fit & finish on this is absolutely impeccable. Not a single flaw, the fret work is awesome, not a single sharp edge anywhere, action was set stupid low when I opened the box and no buzz anywhere on the fretboard at all.

    This is my first Carvin, and I daresay it will not be the last.
    Last edited by iLoki; 08-16-2012 at 12:51 AM.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Very nice!

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Wow, that is cool.

    Nice guitar!

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    That looks fantastic!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

  6. #6

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Chesapeake, VA

    iTrader: 0

    mmmm burl

    All these DC700's popping up is making me antsy for my DC600's to show. Not till late September, sadly.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Wisconsin
    ME: Schecter Loomis
    MA: Ibanez classical
    MB: Ibanez SR400QM
    Rig: Fenders

    iTrader: 0

    That is a beaut!

  8. #8

    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: No Boat Back
    ME: Strypoverse
    MA: Ovation Electric
    Rig: Axe-FX II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Great looking combination of wood

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