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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:34 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I have been working on lefty playing for some time, and came to a realization: my right wrist has not wanted to cooperate with me. Yes, I'm a lefty, who has played righty for nearly 20 years. I'd bought this guitar a few years back to try and get up to speed (it's sort of the fraternal twin to my DC135T).
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Specs:
1996 DC127T left-handed in blueburst - I believe September month build.
Tung Oil two piece maple neck (1996 was a steel reinforcement rod year)
Poplar body (with use dings, and one accident from "help").
Wilkinson VS vibrato unit (knife edges are very good!)
DC200 electronics - A500 version with volume, blend, bass, treble, deep neck, and bright bridge selectors, with Phase switch.
Pickups: C22N neck with a 4 screw M22T in the bridge.
Back plate and truss cover are included (I don't run with them on my guitars due to minute adjustments as needed).
15" radius with medium jumbo nickel frets (very little wear)
Ebony fretboard with dot inlays
Satin Sperzel tuners
Strap buttons (no locks came with)
Graphite nut
Run of the mill formed plastic Carvin case.
Trem arm is included, as is a truss wrench/screwdriver tool.

I used to have the papers for this guitar that showed the original owner, but they were lost in a move. The ding in the top horn (broke through to wood) came by way of moving "help," a few years back. The guitar itself came with a few use dings (none through the finish, but visible), and some scratches. Such is life :-/

This is a player, and probably not a collector, unless you like the two-piece neck option (only one I've seen in my limited experience)

Action is solid, no neck warping (relief is good). Wilki is set to float, and will return to pitch without issue in my experience. The pickups really fit the guitar, and the blend pot really shows how the two work together. The M22T, in particular, is really excellent in this one. I love the pickup, but the C22T the guitar came with went to another project, so the buyer would get a vintage M22T in its place (some would call that one a win). Oh, and the picture of the back has what looks like a huge white marring in the belly cut area: this is a weird reflection, as the guitar is fine in that spot.

I just can do lefty anymore, so this one is up for sale/trade, but not for another lefty guitar. Due to the dings, I'm going to put this one at $550 + shipping.


Feel free to PM me with questions/offers; I would be happy to answer them. I have bought from several members here, and so far no complaints about me that I'm aware of. Good dealings with Jlaura, FatFretty, Tbonebbq, Monstatone, and a few others I can't remember (bought pickups from 'em).


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 2:55 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Does it have to be a Carvin?


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 2:59 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Good question! I vastly prefer the Carvin necks to all others...don't know why, but they work. However, that doesn't exclude other brands, and I have *zero* experience with Dean.

What's the radius, nut width, and neck thickness on that Dean?
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:06 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Dean C350F with neck very similar to a DC127.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 4:26 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm a bit hesitant on the FRS trem. I've had several MIK Floyd Rose (Licensed, and I think one Special before), and they all wound up with knife edge problems very fast. The Stagemaster I have originally had a "high end" licensed FR, and it wore out in short order with decent trem use (not drive bombs, but flutters, and Vai-ish stuff, lot of vibrato, too).

I should probably clarify and say if licensed I'd be looking at Gotoh and Schaller, and then an OFR. Other than that, I'll say the guitar looks decent in the pictures.

I saw in your CL ad that you're not looking to trade?
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 6:11 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Bumpety
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:14 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Do you like thin necks? I have an old Jackson Professional Fusion H-H. Bolt on maple neck 24.75 scale and 24 jumbo frets. Bound neck and headstock. Trans cherry mahogany body. Made in Japan. 2 Hums. Black hardware. I imagine a Gotoh low-pro Floyd copy. Rosewood board with off-set dot markers. Jackson case, rough but works.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:52 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:46 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I have a Bolt Plus and an ST-300 that I want to sell.

Bolt Plus:
Warmoth black limba body - tung oiled
14" radius
Stainless Steel jumbo frets
Duncan Custom humbucker in the bridge (pics show a Parallel Axis)
2 - Carvin AP-11's in the neck and middle
Floyd Rose w/locking nut and retainer bar (I'll never understand why Carvin doesn't use the Floyd nut and bar.......)

ST-300:
Alder body, maple neck
14" radius
Nickel medium jumbo frets
DiMarzio pickups (can't remember which ones, but I'll look)(pics show Parallel Axis pickups)

I love both guitars, but they really hurt the tendonitis to play.
I have $550 into the Bolt Plus
I have $750 into the ST-300
If you're interested, shoot me a PM
I need to take more pics of the ST, I have tons of pics of the Bolt Plus though.
http://s257.photobucket.com/user/Monsta-Tone/library/Carvin%20Guitars

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:05 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Bump.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:12 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Bumpin'

For a VL212 in great shape now.
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Posting it online now. Hooray.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:19 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Bumping just to keep current....

Still very willing to trade for a guitar, preferably with a vibrato unit (Wilkinson or Floyd...doesn't matter). Stainless frets preferred, but not required. 14" or better radius.

Can add a little cash on my end if need be, or vice versa if you have a less expensive unit. Not really worried, but not using the amp, and a guitar would take up less space (and be more useful).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:05 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Bumping again, to make everyone who might be watching aware.

For sale or trade, amp and guitar now. Boo hoo!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:47 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Bumping again.

Just the guitar - traded the amp off

If anyone is wondering or scared, the Wilkinson on this actually keeps tune. I've never had problems with it, and the knife edges are pristine. This is the exception to the Wilkinson-suck theory.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:00 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Bumping this, as it sits in its case, and has for a while. I take it out to be sure there's no corrosion gathering, and that's it. I'd love for it to go to a good home.

Reverb ad is also here:
https://reverb.com/item/6895482-carvin-dc127t-lefty-1996-blueburst
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