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Trazman - DC100
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:57 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top



I bought my DC100 in late 1986, and they were discontinued in 1987...

also, my DC100 came with a Graphite Nut.... I was very surprised when it came that way. I called and asked them about it and they said that they had run out of the brass stock and that they were going to the graphite nuts. So the graphite nuts started in late 1986, and not in 1987 as the catalog states.

Now I'm wondering if mine was the last DC100 made... how would I find out?

Does anyone else have 1986 guitars with Graphite Nut?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:52 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I bought my second V220T in 1986 and received it in July of that year. Brass nut if that tells you anything. It lasted until about 1992 when I replaced it with graphite.
I had a Kahler Pro trem on it and it had the Flip-lock style locking system behind the nut, whereas the 1985 V220T I bought had an Allen-screw lock system.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:32 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Bear in mind that the 1987 catalog would have been delivered to
customers in late '86, just like new model cars come out before the
actual year. I get the "Christmas" catalog from retailers in Oct. (or
even sooner these days!). So it would make sense if you got your
axe in late '86 that they had already re-tooled (or were in the process
of doing so) for the 1987 models.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:01 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

thanks guys! that is very helpful.

I'm still wondering exactly when they "cut off" production of the DC100.

I sent Carvin an email, but I don't know whether to expect a reply.... i supplied them with my invoice number and serial number... haven't heard anything back.

SN: 21971 so that means they only made about 1000 guitars in 1987... '87 must have been a lower production year because of their change-over of design, I'm thinking.
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There's not really a "code" for Carvin serial numbers, so I wouldn't
try to gleen too much info from that.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:30 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Trazman - DC100 wrote:


I bought my DC100 in late 1986, and they were discontinued in 1987...

also, my DC100 came with a Graphite Nut.... I was very surprised when it came that way. I called and asked them about it and they said that they had run out of the brass stock and that they were going to the graphite nuts. So the graphite nuts started in late 1986, and not in 1987 as the catalog states.

Now I'm wondering if mine was the last DC100 made... how would I find out?

Does anyone else have 1986 guitars with Graphite Nut?


I'm glad I found this thread; I have a 150 that was bought n later than 86, and it also has a graphite nut.
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Doctor Turn wrote:
Trazman - DC100 wrote:


I bought my DC100 in late 1986, and they were discontinued in 1987...

also, my DC100 came with a Graphite Nut.... I was very surprised when it came that way. I called and asked them about it and they said that they had run out of the brass stock and that they were going to the graphite nuts. So the graphite nuts started in late 1986, and not in 1987 as the catalog states.

Now I'm wondering if mine was the last DC100 made... how would I find out?

Does anyone else have 1986 guitars with Graphite Nut?


I'm glad I found this thread; I have a 150 that was bought n later than 86, and it also has a graphite nut.


Hey, Doctor! Welcome to the forum!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:39 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey Elf! Always good to run into you. Applause

Yeah this whole subject of the year of my guitar is getting on my nerves now because I thought I had the receipt. I thought it was an 85 but this nut thing has thrown it into possible 86, taking Carvin at their word on the years this stuff came out.

Big whoops, just play the thing, right?

(I think I'll go do just that, until I get those P90's)
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