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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:59 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

It's official. The V220 and Ultra V are being reissued, and will debut at NAMM.

First of all, Carvin will not be ready to accept orders until next week. So, hold off on your questions directly to them until after NAMM. You can ask here, and I will try to get you an answer.

Here are the specs I have so far.

V220

alder body/maple neck-thru
25" scale
all wood options offered (walnut, mahogany, quilt, flame, etc)
all finish options offered
all fingerboard options offered
2 pickups/CT-style control layout
Floyd Rose or M-bridge
V headstock standard

Ultra V

newer ('88 - '93) body style with sharp points
redesigned "pointy" headstock standard
alder body/maple neck-thru
25" scale
all wood options offered (walnut, mahogany, quilt, flame, etc)
all finish options offered
all fingerboard options offered
2 pickups/CT-style control layout
Floyd Rose or M-bridge

The build time right now is estimated at 12 weeks as production ramps up. Keep this in mind when ordering.

PRICING HAS NOT BEEN FINALIZED - but what I heard was good.

This is just the preliminary info - there will be more to come. But as I said, don't bug Carvin about it just yet - they aren't equipped to take orders yet.

The X220 and V440 may be reissued down the road - but not at this time.

I'll keep everyone posted.




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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:05 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

That is sweet!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:27 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

BTW, those two pics are "actual", brand-new instruments - the ones that will be at NAMM.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:54 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

OH SWEET JESUS!!

It's a good thing I held off on that bolt order!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:13 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey, that's cool. I'll be interested if they do a V440. How well did the V220/V440 balance? In my experience the V (not the Carvin) doesn't balance well at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:31 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Any pics of the back, with the neck heel? And also, once I pay off my Carvin Card, can I do the 12 months no interest again? Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:39 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

also, finally a good pic of those damned diamond inlays!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:40 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I still think those 220/440's look best with block inlays.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:49 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I assume...er...hope left-handed models will be available? Any official word on this? Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:06 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Excellent!!

What about the X?

Pray Angel


Edit: I read the whole first post. No X... Crying

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:08 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

SculptureOfSound wrote:
I assume...er...hope left-handed models will be available? Any official word on this? Thanks!


Good question. I also play left-handed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:10 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

WAnzik wrote:
Excellent!!

What about the X?

Pray Angel
for get the X. it was ugly and not nearly as popular.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:14 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Plus one on LH.

This is an interesting development. I wonder if the prices will be more DC or CT, or even higher.

I would be interested to know how comfortable the 220 is to sit with and as previously mentioned how well the V balances. I wonder if diamond inlays will become available on other models ? As classical player I wonder if I could sit with the lower point of the V between my legs.

Hm. Interesting...they are certainly fun guitars.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:20 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

damian wrote:
As classical player I wonder if I could sit with the lower point of the V between my legs.


Certainly I'm not one to care what's between your legs, but... Mr. Green

While sitting down I play electric guitar in a classical position. I also own a V220T and it seems made for playing in this manner. Very comfortable!

Will Carvin do the standard inline headstock?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:23 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

AWESOME!!!!!!!

This is the coolest news.Now which one do I want?
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Here's a little sneak peek of what will be in the forthcoming guitar mags...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:30 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

animephreak wrote:
WAnzik wrote:
Excellent!!

What about the X?

Pray Angel
for get the X. it was ugly and not nearly as popular.
Yeah, I'll forget it just because you don't like them... Rolling Eyes I'm glad a bunch of us kept pushing in spite of the naysayers to get the V's back at all!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:44 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm buying you one next week Bundy. Very Happy Woot

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:46 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

bundywoman wrote:
I'm buying you one next week Bundy. Very Happy Woot
Do you have a sister?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:54 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

bundywoman wrote:
I'm buying you one next week Bundy. Very Happy Woot


Shocked *faints*

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