But these are!
I got hit by the worst GAS I've ever experienced this year.
It started this summer. A friend of mine got the DC800, so I went there and checked it out. Within about 30 seconds I was sold, moments later I was already putting in my order... at his place. Couldn't even wait until I got home, haha.
So in July I got this spaltastic beauty
It didn't take long until I just had to get another one. As the spalted one was quite expensive (for a Carvin). I thought I'd just go with something simple. A guitar I could just leave at the rehearsal place basically.
So I pretty much just chose standard specs, black on black, nothing fancy. Man I got blown away when I got THIS.
So simplistic and classy. I absolutely loved it! So much I actually ordered another one just like it a couple of days later! I couldn't just leave a guitar like that at the rehearsal place. Had to have one at home too
The funny thing is that before I ordered it I told the Carvin guy that he wouldn't be hearing from me in a while. And when I ordered it I told him, ok, NOW you won't be hearing from me in a while. The day after I ordered another one in white. Thought they would compliment each other nicely. Man I was right!
I didn't take as many pictures as I use to with this one.
I have to say the white color is really incredible. It's so white it almost glows in the dark, haha. Just amazing! I can't make up my mind which one I like better. The black or the white.
A little detail I really like about them though, is the natural body binding. Originally I wanted the binding to be black and white, but Carvin didn't offer this, so I chose top woods that would look the closest. Maple for the "white" binding, which looks more beige really. And walnut for the "black" binding, which is dark brown with a touch of red it looks like.
I was really concerned about this when I ordered, but I have to say I think it looks even better than having an actual black and white binding. Looks more solid and less cheap in a way.
Other than that it's not much to say. Plays like any other DC800... with med-jumbo frets at least :P Sounds perfect to my ears. Just what I'm after.
I really dig the A80 pickups!
But hey, I may be biased:
Wow, another beauty, such a great collection and possibly the greatest rug ever