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danthedewman1
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:43 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi..Newb here..I have owned a Carvin since the mid 80s. Never really learned how to play it. It just sits in a Carvin hard case. Im not sure of the model year it is, I bought it from a friend. It has the even double cut away, 2 double pickups, 2 volume, 2 tone , 1 three way toggle and then 3 other smaller switches. Serial # 13131. I always thought it was a DC 150, but after reading posts and seeing some for sale im not sure. How can you tell which model it is..I guess a pic or two would help...Thanks, DAN


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:00 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, pix are necessary.
You can go into your profile and change your default text color (please / thx).
The Guitar ID Guide link can help narrow down the year.
The Guitars link has links at the bottom to various old catalogs to help ID the model.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:41 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

With that control layout, sounds like a DC200 or maybe DC400.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:02 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Would you be willing to show us some photos of the instrument?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:24 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks like a 1983 DC150. Smile

http://www.carvinmuseum.com/decade/images/83-dc150.html

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:52 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

How much do you think it will sell for?
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Not as much as you might think, and the age of the guitar wont fetch anything extra, if that's what you might be thinking. Carvins are not as well known of a brand (getting more recognition lately), and an older (basic DC) unit - might sit for a while. Still I believe it has the 24.75" scale they stopped doing decades ago, someone may pick it up for that feature.

Scour ebay to get an idea, but there aren't too many older Carvins out there often. But I'd guess in the 4-5 bills range. (Yeah I know - Sad ). But that's got to be close to the original purchase $?

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Part of me wants to offer you $400 for it.

The other part is reminding me that I need another Carvin like I need a hole in the head. Laughing

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ElfDude wrote:
Part of me wants to offer you $400 for it.

The other part is reminding me that I need another Carvin like I need a hole in the head. Laughing

Whats NEED got to do, got to do with it ... ? Angel

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wickid wrote:
ElfDude wrote:
Part of me wants to offer you $400 for it.

The other part is reminding me that I need another Carvin like I need a hole in the head. Laughing

Whats NEED got to do, got to do with it ... ? Angel



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