In 1997, we took our years of experience and created the bolt. Make offer custom rare maple neck carvin dc127 in trans deep purple, gold hardware n. With the calipers set at the carvin dimensions the neck thru not the bolt there was plenty of daylight with the calipers held over the first fret. Read on and see why the bolt is one of the best kept secrets in the guitar industry. Carvin b50 boltneck 5string passive bass has 0 ratings score 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings disclaimer. We guarantee lhal all carvin guitars lhat loav6 our planl will have string aclion. These exciting new instruments take the looks that bassists appreciate, and combines them with contemporary features as found on other carvin basses. All carvin necks ar qualily made by expori6ncsd craltsmen using only the besl malerials. Carvin electric guitar technology program c001 youll learn how wood, steel, electronics and strings combine to make music, and the tools, materials and tricks to build, setup and finish a guitar right. Because of their direct only sales, you either had to know someone who owned a carvin or be lucky enough to find a used one locally, which was rare. Opinion on carvin guitars fractal audio systems forum. Your carvin guitar is equipped with a high quality. Blem xgp professional double cutaway body sage green metallic. Blem bass neck vintage amber gloss finish maple fingerboard.
View and download carvin c1648 operating manual online. Anyone here have feedback on the carvin bolt series. Kiesel guitars is an american manufacturer of custom electric guitars and electric bass guitars located in southern california. I have apart now a carvin bolt body that i put a mighty mite fender strat neck on. Carvin solid electric guitars for sale in stock ebay. Right away, the floyd rose locking nut and sperzel locking tuners signify you can hammer this mahogany solid body to no end and it will still stay in tune. The pb5 i received from carvin is a pj 5 string bass.
Dimensions are from tables provided by ibanez in their catalogs as well as on their website. Carvin has been one of the leaders in making semicustom guitars that are affordable for musicians all around the world. Its a carvin bolt, with a swamp ash body, maple neck, and pretty birdseye maple fingerboard. Bolt plus c, blueburst on quilted maple, floyd rose tremolo, chrome hardware. Alder body 25 scale length maple neck thru with an ebony fretboard, 12 radius and tung oil finish fixed bridge sperzel locking tuners. A new reason to not buy a kiesel page 2 my les paul forum.
It very much depends on the particular parts you get. For use on bolt on neck angles and in acoustic guitar saddle slots and nut slots on all guitars. With over 80 shape and thickness combinations, plus a choice of time tested tone woods, usacg necks are truly custom pieces, made for individual players preferences. Dec 30, 2010 according to carvin, the company received repeated requests for their tl60 guitar in a bolt on configuration. It can be the difference between having a good playing guitar or having one that plays great. The allnew 24fret aries a6h from kiesel guitars is the latest custom shop innovation in bolt neck guitars.
All holes are drilled, making it a simple step by step process to assemble your bolt guitar. Fenderites will love the tone and sustain provided by the pluscs solid bolt on 22 fret maple neck. Up for sale is a carvin bolt strat neck with reverse headstock. These precision cut shims are very handy and make repairs and setups quick and easy.
Custom guitar and bass necks and bodies, pickups, bridges, tuners, and pickguards at warmoth the original custom guitar shop. Carvin debuts pb4 and pb5 classic boltneck basses carvin unveils the next generation of bolt neck basses, the pb4 and pb5 classic boltneck basses. Carvin amps and audio gear for musicians and sound. Swamp ash body maple neck rosewood fretboard stainless jumbo frets 25 12 scale double humbucker currently has c22j in the neck and c22b in the bridge direct mount pickups. Although the idea of a boltneck guitar is nothing new, weve taken this classic design and i. This one is probably their most popular model due to its features and affordability. Carvin bolt kit maple neck ebony fretboard, nickelsilver frets, alder body, hardtail. Like all carvin guitars, the tlb60 is built in the usa and has customizable options, including body, top, neck, and fingerboard wood options, finish. According to carvin, the company received repeated requests for their tl60 guitar in a bolt on configuration.
From the onset, i noticed this bass really stood out from the instant playability and setup of the neck right down to the loud output of the p pickup. Well, i just hit my 100 posts, so ill offer up a few items. I will explain in another article on why and how to use the neck jig. Weve all probably played a strat or strat copy befor. I have a feeling that their bolt on neck profiles have changed recently they revamped the bolt line and added the new sb models. You will need a straightedge about 18 long and a feeler gauge set. Carvin debuts pb4 and pb5 classic bolt neck basses carvin unveils the next generation of bolt neck basses, the pb4 and pb5 classic bolt neck basses. Specifications like all of carvins guitars, the bolt comes with a variety of options regarding color, wood, hardware, and electronics. Custom shop bolt classic bolt on neck guitar i know carvin has a good. Its a great playing neck in fantastic shape as sounds great matched with the other parts. It has black hardware, sperzel locking tuners an upgrade for a bolt, 14 radius rosewood fretboard with jumbo stainless frets zero wear, and abalone dot inlays. Kiesel 1915 2009, carvin began making guitar pickups and branched out later as a luthier using harmony, kay and hofner parts during the 1950s and 1960s.
It has carvin s c22 zebra pickups, ebony fretboardmaple neck i believe the radius is 14, sperzel locking tuners, and last year i had a trem king tremelo system installed. Carvin bolt kit guitar tung oil finished strat style, ap11 bridge pickup played in video the amp is a egnater rebel 20, cab is an avatar 1x12, speaker is a weber gray wolf. For starters, the fingerboard is ebony, and has 22 medium jumbo frets, compared to the usual 21. The carvin is definitely a thinner neck not the thinnest out there though but the main difference is width vs a regular strat. Online carvin has a number of fully equipped sixstring electrics readily available, including the bolt plusc. Ymmv, but of course its better to stay with one manufacturer for the best match. The 14 radius on carvin s fingerboards are great imo and carvin has great jescar frets great fretwork. That neck seems more susceptible to changes in climate than the carvin. The following is a list of neck types that ibanez uses or has used for its electric guitar models, including the neck dimensions the years indicate the period the neck of that description was used. Made with ash, poplar, and paulownia and in many different finishes including sunburst, butterscotch, vintage cream, gloss black, white, mint green, surf green, red and amber.
Our necks are truly custom made usa custom guitars replacement necks offer you the best feel, tons of options, and the highest quality available anywhere. Alder body maple neck with ebony fretboard, tung oil. The carvin bolt t is a worldclass instrument at a pawn shop cost, offering worldclass playability, looks, and tones for some time, carvin guitars were sort of an inside secret amongst guitar players. So if you like the profile i say go for it, it will fit. Take a look behind the scenes with jeff kiesel as he shows you how its done. Another is a 1982 semi hollow an sh 225, sort of like an es 335 with more attitude. But its also a carvin, and that means the bolt t has certain refinements that set it apart from the rest of the class. Check the fit of the neck frequently so that you dont remove to much material. Join top guitar repair and tech professionals, and touring musicians for this enjoyable, handson, twoday program.
Carvin audios trc systems are our finest sound systems, offering high spl levels that project up to 400 with exceptional clarity. When the neck fits perfectly into the neck pocket, carefully turn the guitar and neck upside down on a table with a soft towel on it. I disagree that the carvin neck pocket is proprietary. Thats ok but be sure to choose your hardware first and then plan all the dimensions out. Carvin headstock shape, maple neck, ebony board with dot inlays. The combination of a thin neck with a light body left me wanting a bit more mass, though that could just be my personal preference. All carvin guitars necks are built with the same attention to detail no. The satin finish on the back of the neck makes for a very fast neck.
Carvin is well known for building affordable neck thru guitars at great prices. I had a bolt body that fit fenderstandard warmoth and usacg necks. It was founded in 2015 and took over the guitar and bass portions of carvin. Allan holdsworth talks about his carvin guitars headless signature model duration. Carvin sb5000 bolt neck 5string active bass has 0 ratings score 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings disclaimer. Carvin january 2012 catalogue feat allan holdsworth free. Fully constructed it has the same features as their bolt model guitar which is, basically, their version of a strat.
Thats ok but be sure to choose your hardware first and then plan all the dimensions out and draw it out on paper before cutting any wood. Carvin guitars how guitar and bass necks are made right round 2. The body is alder and the neck and fretboard are maple. Scx series loudspeakers provide a high performance solution for small to midsized venues. Nov 27, 2010 carvin bolt kit maple neck ebony fretboard, nickelsilver frets, alder body, hardtail. I have to say the carvin neck quality is even better than my one yes only one warmoth neck. See neck inventory build your custom neck now neck features a number of. Carvin sb4000 bolt neck passive bass has 0 ratings score 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings disclaimer. Designed from the ground up as a workhorse any musician will appreciate, the a6h features an aggressively beveled body similar.
I removed the stock pickguard and electronics, but kept it all intact, and it will be included with the sale pics included here also. There are tons of features you can add to it, but the one i played had the following. Kiesel carvin a6h 24 fret bolton neck 6 string electric. A great thing about the carvin kit is that you can customize such options as a tapped humbucker instead of an sss three singlecoil pickup configuration.
In other words on neck through avoid maple neck cause it will sound like an all maple guitar bright thin. Gfs guitar necks and bodies for stratocasters and telecasters. Join top guitar repair and tech professionals, and touring musicians for. First, this is my carvin transgreen swamp ash bolt plus.
From carvin bolt on neck instruments are not new to carvin guitars we built them from the early 1950s through the late 1970s. So here is a very common modification done to a carvin bolt, but can be done to almost any guitar. If you want fatness, suggest also a fixed bridge as opposed to a trem. It was founded in 2015 and took over the guitar and bass portions of carvin corporation. A carvin bolt guitar i get a lot of questions about changing out the pickups in different guitars, and how to coil cut them. Carvin guitars come with a 2way adjustable truss rod, allowing you to add the proper amount of forward bow, even to a neck with an excessive reverse bow condition. These exciting new instruments take the looks that bassists appreciate, and combines them with contemporary features as found on other carvin. The carvin bolt is their low cost stratstyle guitar, but dont confuse the bolts low price with low quality. I had to replace the carvin neck as it was way too thin for me. Kiesel carvin a6h 24 fret bolt on neck 6 string electric guitar arctic burst antique ash w case. Not wizard thin, more like my charvel, rounder at the shoulders but flatter in the back. Ibanez prestige fr1620, the one that looks like a tele, maple neck rosewood fretboard, nickelsilver frets, ash body, hardtail. It uses glue instead of bolts for the connection, and its commonly found in carvin electric guitars.
It involves changing out an existing 2wire conductor pickup and replacing it with a 4wire conductor pickup. Unsurpassed high frequency and deep bass response will place the audience in the center of your performance. Oct 01, 2007 up for sale is my carvin bolt strat killer guitar. All carvin guitars necks are built with the same attention to detail. I was impressed by its sustain and the output of the pickups, which made me wonder how an active set would sound. Im the original owner, and i received this directly from carvin now kiesel back in jan 2010. You can check the neck yourself for the proper amount of forward bow.
The bolt model is probably one of their lesser known models, but its a great guitar. One is a 1981 sb 12 string electric a dc120, the first one carvin ever built. This is a bolt plus c model, meaning directmount pickups and floyd rose vibrato. I have a carvin bolt plus guitar that i want to replace the pickups in. Like all carvin guitars, the tlb60 is built in the usa and has customizable options, including body, top, neck, and fingerboard wood options, finish, pickups, and hardware. San diego, ca december 30, 2010 carvin has announced the latest addition to their lineup of bolt on neck guitars, the tlb60. Carvin bolt on neck guitar kit instructions the components in this kit are the same as those used in carvins high quality custom shop guitars. Carvin sb5000 boltneck 5string active bass has 0 ratings score 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings disclaimer. Carvin prebuilt through neck solidbody guitar and bass. Im selling it because im a different kind of player now.
For now, we are concentrating on how to construct yourself one. Blem xgp professional double bound singlecutaway vintage. It suits many, many styles of music, very versatile, great for most things. The guitar features allans rear neck profile which is slightly rounder than other carvin guitars. Sep 19, 2011 well, i just hit my 100 posts, so ill offer up a few items. Although the idea of a bolt neck guitar is nothing new, weve taken this classic design and improved it with our many custom shop features to create an instrument with the sound and playability that. Carvin guitars how guitar and bass necks are made right youtube. The third one is approximately a 2014 dc 127 neck through no trem, with a nice figured maple top cap that i bought used in 2016. Bolt plus, tungoiled koa, active electronics, matching headstock, chrome hardware bolt plus t, clear gloss on mahogany, wilkinson tremolo, traditional black painted headstock, chrome hardware bolt plus, seafoam green, birdseye maple fingerboard, abalone dot inlays, matching headstock, chrome hardware.320 1201 1057 1499 375 1233 1440 98 663 536 780 1317 831 43 1506 168 1156 1447 1313 1009 1107 726 505 232 263 1377 939 448 218 752 1426 543 118 218 227 86 266 781 1406 269 761 1426