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« Reply #24 on: May 29th, 2010, 3:26pm »

Dude now you got me thinking?

Let me get this straight, you can send wood to Carvin and they will use it for your guitar? Thats awesome.
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« Reply #25 on: May 29th, 2010, 3:58pm »

on May 29th, 2010, 3:26pm, hellboy wrote:
Dude now you got me thinking?

Let me get this straight, you can send wood to Carvin and they will use it for your guitar? Thats awesome.


although carvin isn't a 'full custom' manufacturer, they are known to go to great lengths to accomodate their customers. they used to use customer supplied wood regularly, but a couple of years ago, from what i've been told, they stopped because of a bad incident with some customer supplied redwood (why you would want a guitar made of redwood is beyond me). the wood wouldn't carve well with their routing bits and basically 'chipped' away and destroyed the top of the guitar and the customer's hunk of wood. they were shy about it for awhile, but didn't give me any push-back when i asked. i'm also lucky that i'm next to one of the three carvin outlet stores, so i had a salesperson i could talk with face to face, and he dealt with the builders over the phone.
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« Reply #26 on: Jul 28th, 2010, 7:39pm »

it's finallly here!

and here's the pics:

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« Reply #27 on: Jul 29th, 2010, 12:32am »

That's pretty kick ass. Congrats. So how's it sound/play?
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« Reply #28 on: Jul 29th, 2010, 11:13am »

$500.00 for stainless steel frets is WAY too high. Most of my guitars are set up with those frets for much less. Joe Glaser in Nashville did my last Les Paul. He also has a PLEK machine too.

Save some money and time. Order a Tom Anderson Classic, Cobra S, or Drop Top and have it built EXACTLY like you want. The largest PRS dealer in the eastern side of the US is a bud of mine here in Memphis, Martin Music. I've played a ton of his guitars and he is an Anderson dealer too. He's all about PRS, but says the Anderson is finest guitar ever made. For a pure Strat, Tyler is the master builder no doubt.

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« Reply #29 on: Jul 30th, 2010, 1:09pm »

Wow! I just gotta say this whole thread is very cool. Cognrats on the new guitar, looks aewsome! shocked
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« Reply #30 on: Jul 31st, 2010, 8:04pm »

thanks, leo! aside from getting rid of the black plastic pieces, this is the guitar i could play everyday and forever. definately my number one!
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