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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:54 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hello all, first time poster. I recently purchased a Carvin electric, and was wondering if someone could place a model number on it. I believe it's a mahogany body/neck, and was purchased some 10+ years ago. I got it from a friend whose brother had passed away about a year ago, so both him and me can't find a match for it on the current Carvin site, or catalog. If there is a model number on it, where would it be? Or even a serial number?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:29 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks like an early to mid '90's DC127. Serial number should be on the jack plate, control cavity cover, or stamped into the fretboard.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:08 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks! I'll take a look.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:23 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I was thinking 127 as well, but I'm a bit of a Carvinewb. Wink

What years was that headstock used?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:26 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Chris O wrote:
I was thinking 127 as well, but I'm a bit of a Carvinewb. Wink

What years was that headstock used?


1993-1995 based on the small logo.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:31 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

To help out - there is a Guitar ID Guide link at the top. There is a headstock grid in there. That looks like it could be the 95-03, but the "revealing" element is out of frame (ie pointy or rounded tip). Looking at the lower right "hip", it looks like it comes in just a bit - like the later 95-03.
And to identify a Carvin, we usually have to go to this guide as the ser# tells nothing - its just random (somewhat sequential).

edit - if that tip IS pointy, I'll go with emux - 93-95 pointy straight string pull.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:22 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Cool - didn't even realize that link was there. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:24 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I think it is a 93-94 because in 95 the lower angle on the headstock became softer and more rounded. The 93-94's were sharp on all three angles of the headstock.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:06 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

emux2 wrote:
I think it is a 93-94 because in 95 the lower angle on the headstock became softer and more rounded. The 93-94's were sharp on all three angles of the headstock.


Also notice the truss rod cover has three screws. That wasn't happening in the late 90s.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:14 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the info guys/gals(?).

The tip is pointy, so I'll go with it being early 90's. It had it's first live debut this weekend with outstanding results.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:33 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Plankton wrote:
Thanks for the info guys/gals(?).

The tip is pointy, so I'll go with it being early 90's. It had it's first live debut this weekend with outstanding results.


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