What's the neck profile(on a Bolt C66, not sure if it matters) reminiscent of?
I might opt for a thin profile, which they already said they would do.
Would it be worth it to get basswood over alder? I love my alder Guitar, its balanced(tonally), but its heavy, and I like the open/'airy' tone of basswood. Plus. Guthrie Govan uses it, so of course I'll sound like him automatically. I already emailed them about basswood and its available. It should be available standard (cheap, easy on tools, takes finish well) but that's a grumbley rant for another time. If opting for basswood is a significant upcharge, Ill be okay with alder. I haven't spoken to them about how much more it may be.
With the exception of body wood/bridge type I've settled on specs: C66, quilt maple, red DTS stain, nat binding, black sides, black burst back, 5 Pc maple neck, Birdseye maple FB, abalone dot inlays and logo, HSH w/ cream/zebra, chrome hardware, tall/wide SS frets, ivory graphtech nut, and either a Wilky or a Floyd rose bridge, with an alder or basswood body.
Nothing too out of the ordinary, going for balance, versatility, and vaginal ejaculation.
Sorry for the essay. A premature thank you for any input, I only made a thread because I don't know anyone personally who has played a Carvin.
All of the Carvins I have played have a very comfortable slim C shape. No shoulders like Ibanez necks. They are actually a very similar profile to the EBMM JP necks I've played.