With Carvin's custom shop you now have more choices than
ever to create your own custom instrument. In the last couple of years
we have added options like birdseye maple fingerboards, rosewood
fingerboards and stainless steel frets in standard and jumbo sizes.
New deep stained finishes are available to compliment the beauty of our
highly figured maple tops. To enhance the tone of our guitars, more
models of Carvin pickups are available than ever before, not to mention the
acoustic bridge options that are offered for many of our instruments.
However, more important than our growing list of options is our commitment
to building high quality guitars. Our modern 82,000 square foot plant
in San Diego is equipped with the finest guitar building machinery in the
industry. The use of high quality woods and our constant improvement
in manufacturing methods are an ongoing quest at Carvin. Several years ago
we began to cycle all of our necks and fingerboards through a long
conditioning process in our de-humidification chambers to remove any
possible stress in the wood. Stress in the wood is what causes your
neck to warp or twist, and it may not fully develop for months or years
after an instrument is built. This painstaking extra step is one of
the reasons why our guitars and basses are known for their longevity and
If Carvin guitars were available in retail stores, you would pay up to three
times more than our factory direct prices. By selling direct, Carvin
not only gives incredible value but also provides you with a direct
connection to the guitar builder. This is something you do not get
when purchasing retail. With the best build up times in the industry
along with our risk free 10-day money back guarantee, there has never been a
better time to order your Carvin Custom Shop instrument.
The tilt back headstock improves sustain and eliminates the need for
a string tree. Carvin locking tuners are used because of their
superior quality and their ability to maintain perfect tune. Sure
they're more expensive, but well worth it. A graphite-teflon nut
also helps to keep Carvin guitars in perfect tune.|
guitars feature the C22B bridge humbucker on most models. This
improved design with its extra windings and special 1/4" thick
alnico V magnet delivers a warm sustaining tone with rich
harmonics. In addition to the C22 series, Carvin offers a
wide assortment of optional pickups in single-coil, stacked
humbucker and twinblade designs.
Many Carvin guitar
models are available with the M-series tune-o-matic bridges. This bridge is set into a routed pocket
on special heavy studs. The strings feed through the body which
creates increased downward pressure on the bridge resulting in
exceptional sustain and tone. Carvin also offers standard
tune-o-matic/stoptail bridges, Wilkinson tremolos and Floyd Rose
Carvin's Rapid Play Neck™ assures the best
possible string action. You simply can't buy a guitar that plays better
than a Carvin. Most guitars and basses are offered with a 12"
standard radius, with 10" and 14" radii offered optionally.
Carvin Fingerboard Radius Guide...
You can also choose from a number of fretwire options on your Custom Shop guitar or bass. Carvin
offers standard medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets (.048 tall X .103 wide), optional jumbo frets (.055 tall X .110 wide) or optional low-wide frets (.036 X .106 wide).
Because many players prefer the smoother feel and longer life of stainless steel, you
can also select medium-jumbo stainless steel frets (.048 tall X .103 wide) or jumbo stainless steel frets (.055 tall X .110 wide). Carvin uses precision
pressing arbors to ensure all frets are evenly and securely installed on the fingerboard, and the frets are dressed for optimal playability.