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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:30 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow, that looks great! What kind of tuner knobs has it got? Some pearly tulips would finish it nicely.

I've got two guitars with GFS Loudmouth humbuckers. Great pickups.

Nicely done Elf!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:03 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Park wrote:
Wow, that looks great! What kind of tuner knobs has it got? Some pearly tulips would finish it nicely.

I've got two guitars with GFS Loudmouth humbuckers. Great pickups.

Nicely done Elf!


The tuners are generic things with gold tulip knobs. You're right that it'd look better with pearly ones.

And now, back to the other guitar...

Cream C22B and AP11. Best look so far!



The only sad part is that when soldering these in, my Push On Push Off pot broke. So, no more coil splitting for now. Just a straight ahead H-S guitar. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:45 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Finally, a Carvin semi-hollow!
http://forums.carvinmuseum.com/viewtopic.php?t=28880

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:29 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Now sporting a C22B and an H22N, thanks to a very kind offer from dutch780. Mr. Green


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:28 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I've been watching this thread for some time. I have a nearly-identical chinese-made ES335 style guitar, called a Deltatone. Fat neck, nice big frets, and i have C22 and C22N, in nearly the same color scheme. Honestly, this guitar sounds amazing, plays very well, and SCREAMS through my V3 and Fender. I paid about $200 bucks, added straplocks and the Carvin pickups, and use the guitar as my main axe. One day i'll spring for a new custom Carvin SH550, but for about one eighth the price. Not a bad deal, and i'm not afraid to experiment with a cheap guitar. Fun fun fun! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:18 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

greenzombie77 wrote:
I've been watching this thread for some time. I have a nearly-identical chinese-made ES335 style guitar, called a Deltatone. Fat neck, nice big frets, and i have C22 and C22N, in nearly the same color scheme. Honestly, this guitar sounds amazing, plays very well, and SCREAMS through my V3 and Fender. I paid about $200 bucks, added straplocks and the Carvin pickups, and use the guitar as my main axe. One day i'll spring for a new custom Carvin SH550, but for about one eighth the price. Not a bad deal, and i'm not afraid to experiment with a cheap guitar. Fun fun fun! Very Happy


Awesome! Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:47 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

It's not a fake Gibson anymore. Cool


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:40 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I guess I should update this. I've also scored a couple of geunine Carvin Semi-hollows. Smile


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:00 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm new to semi-hollows, but always Jones'd for an SH225! So I picked up an '05 Hofner Verythin Contemporary and fell in love...so you know what happened next - LOL Smile

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Chrisz_Carvinz wrote:
I'm new to semi-hollows, but always Jones'd for an SH225! So I picked up an '05 Hofner Verythin Contemporary and fell in love...so you know what happened next - LOL Smile



Awwwwwwww YEAH! Applause

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:44 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

So which's your favorite Carvin semi hollow now, ElfDude?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:59 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Chrisz_Carvinz wrote:
So which's your favorite Carvin semi hollow now, ElfDude?


Does my AE185 count as a semi-hollow as well?

Whether it does or not, that's a really hard question to answer.

I know that I can say that my SH445 is my favorite to look at... Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:19 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Is that Pearl White? I really want to do a custom build SH445 someday in Satin White-White with Black Hardware, Ebony board w Abalone Dots, Abalone Emblem, and M22N bridge/M22V neck pickup combo...I may put that pup combo in the Hofner for kicks. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:52 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Chrisz_Carvinz wrote:
Is that Pearl White? I really want to do a custom build SH445 someday in Satin White-White with Black Hardware, Ebony board w Abalone Dots, Abalone Emblem, and M22N bridge/M22V neck pickup combo...I may put that pup combo in the Hofner for kicks. Smile


The AE185 is pearl white. The SH445 is classic white. And your build idea sounds pretty awesome!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:53 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Here's the entire f-hole collection. Note that since I now have plenty of humbucker-equipped Carvin semi-hollows, the Chinese one that this thread was about has gone back to having single coils. It's a fun balance to the others. Cool


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:09 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Fantastic! Mr. Green

My second SH225S is being shipped-out today! This one is also clear flamed maple with gold hardware, but with an uber-rare Kahler Pro tremolo!! I can't wait!!! Dancing
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Chrisz_Carvinz wrote:
Fantastic! Mr. Green

My second SH225S is being shipped-out today! This one is also clear flamed maple with gold hardware, but with an uber-rare Kahler Pro tremolo!! I can't wait!!! Dancing


That is SO cool! Applause

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:42 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

What the hell...

Here is MGE80's semi-hollow adventure. Although, technically, it is a "multi-chambered" adventure. Built by Matt Artinger.

Mahogany body and neck.
1/2 Brazillian redwood, 1/2 Ebony fretboard w/koa stripe
Brazillian rosewood binding, headstock overlay, tone and volume knobs and control cavity cover
2mm gold dots throughout
Duncan 57 pickups
Gotoh tuners

And it is incredibly light. 6 lbs, 5 oz. This guitar really sings. I have no other way to describe it. Matt was wonderful to work with and has been wonderful ever since. He has repeatedly told me "if there is anything I can do to make this guitar play better or to make it more enjoyable for you, I am happy to lend my services".











I also have this Epi Elitist ES 335 that I traded "rugby1" my Claro Walnut DC145M for. It, too, is awesome (but heavy...over 9 lbs). I had some mods done to it...new pickups (WCR Goodwoods), TonePros bridge and stop piece, RS Guitarworks wiring harness, etc. I think it would hold its own with any 335 out there.



So, I'm pretty set with my semi-hollows. I love both of them to the point where I am absolutely certain they are keepers forever. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:07 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

^^^^^^^
Awesomeness!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:44 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

1989 SH225S Kahler has arrived! The flamed maple is really stunning on this one!
Interesting, Carvin stopped using the stud mount Kahlers on the SH by simply shimming the mount plate with 4 headstock screws to compensate for the arched top!
Also unique to the '89 SH225 was the use of the Standard Kahler 2320 that was the same as the Pro except it used warmer sounding brass saddles and cam, instead of brighter sounding steel. The term arm is also a traditional bullet end, instead of the bear claw. The locknut was also the standard model, instead of the flip top.
The original owner changed to Sperzel locking tuners in 1992, when these became standard Carvin parts. A great upgrade, that enabled removal of the string lock (it had TUSQ Nut) and the revised 90's 3-screw truss cover hid the stringlock holes. An M22SD was also installed, but I'll return to an original M22T/N setup! M22SD will go to my CM130BE!
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