So Manny Huerta, Albert Comas and the wonderful guys at Carvin put this gorgeous instrument together for me. I was absolutely blown away by this model at NAMM, and this one came out even better (for my tastes at least!)
I only just got it, so I haven't really had a chance to dig in and get a good feel of how it compares to my other guitars. Right off the bat it is VERY resonant, has that directness to the notes that my Blackmachine, Modern Eagle and Dell'Isola seem to have, and is very lightweight unlike the one I tried at NAMM.
The pickups are surprisingly good, I will likely switch em out for BKPs eventually, but for the time being they will do just fine, and I will probably record a clip with the guitar as stock.
They set it up for Drop C with the strings/gauges I like (D'addario 11-56) and it arrived with a stellar setup. I don't know if there is something about headless guitars that just makes them play so effortlessly, but it does remind me of my Strandberg in that regard, despite being a different kind of headless beast otherwise.
Anyways here are pics:
The top was a special color that they did on a DC727 for NAMM and I asked them for it, but since then I believe they have introduced it into their standard colors, here are the specs I went for:
*MA * Maple Neck/Alder Body (Standard)
*CG * Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
5MW * 5*Piece Maple Neck w/ 2 Walnut Stripes
TN * Tung Oil Finish Back Of Neck (Natural Wood)
FMF * Flamed Maple Fingerboard (Tung*Oiled)
NIN * No Top Inlays * Side Dots Only
STJF * Stainless Jumbo Frets .055" H .110" W
*R20 * 20in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
*41 * H22T Bridge Pickup (Standard)
*42 * H22N Neck Pickup (Standard)
*400 * Black Pickups (Standard)
34 * Push/Pull Tone Control Coil Splitter
*BC * Black Hardware (Standard)
WL * White Logo
WK * Rosewood Knobs
SL * Dunlop Straplocks
Clips will come soon!
Good lord that top is awesome!
Not sure how I feel about headless guitars. When I played Shannon's HH2 I felt like a damn giant.