Carvin CM140C

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Lonn, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    Grabbed this today off Facebook.

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  2. jackdragbean

    jackdragbean Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2011
    Mississippi
  3. jackdragbean

    jackdragbean Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2011
    Mississippi
    And different. I like the switches. Looks like cool splitting for single coils and humbucker combinations
     
  4. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-Meister

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    May 18, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Nice. I've always heard that Carvin's are extraordinarily well made guitars that are extraordinarily underrated.
     
  5. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I’ve always wanted one of those. I got the Carvin catalog every year, and drooled all over it, until the next one came out. I never did manage to get one, though... A friend of mine got one (a blue superstrat type with a pointy headstock) in the late 90’s. He ripped out all the original electronics, stuck a single JB in it, had it routed for a Floyd, and played it in his Metal band. It had the skinniest shredder neck I ever felt.
    Have you looked at the Carvin Museum?
    http://www.carvinmuseum.com/
    Lots of fun stuff to look at over there. Happy NGD!
     
  6. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    I’ve owned dozens of Carvins over the years. I had the bolt on version of this guitar back in 2006.

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  7. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 14, 2009
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    Ebony board and stereo, pretty high end specs
     
  8. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    Today I need to figure out how the stereo part works, I've forgotten since the last one. Also the coil split switch for the neck pickup isn't working, it's full humbucker or nothing. Also need to try and find some matching knobs. Looks much better in person, it has sort of a golden flake look to it that the camera doesn't really pick up. The mini toggle closest to the pickup selector is a phase switch. Carvin never kept exact date records so the best I can tell is it's an 80 or 81.
     
  9. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    Frets before and after. Original owner hadn't played it in years. It showed.

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  10. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    Can’t see the pics.
     
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  11. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    I see them.
     
  12. wickedtools

    wickedtools Squier-holic

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
  13. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    THAT is a gem!! Nice score! I would have snapped that up in heartbeat.
     
  14. Merv_j

    Merv_j Squier-Nut

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  15. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Is it heavy, being (very pretty) Maple? I really dig that.
     
  16. jackdragbean

    jackdragbean Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2011
    Mississippi
    You have a beautiful player there. These types of things dont show up locally here.
     
  17. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    Figured out how to use the stereo function and I fixed the one loose wire so now everything works as it should.

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    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
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  18. willhowl

    willhowl Squier-holic

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    Dec 19, 2011
    Houston Texas
    Very Cool,Lonn.....Known about this brand for years, another catalog junkie...I think I saw one (not this model, a pointy one) once, in a pawnshop.......Of Course I had no Bux......

    I'm masochistic that way..........I may be getting better??????.....

    Anywho, looks great, I think it probably is a good guitar........................willhowl:eek:
     
  19. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    Very cool guitar imo. They were cool guitars i thought in the 70's and then i lost track of them. Good find i hope it's a keeper.