San Diego, CA (August 24, 2015) -- To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Carvin Guitars' popular Icon Series 4, 5 and 6 string basses, these models have been updated with new features and electronics to further improve upon their already exceptional tone and playability. The contemporary, ergonomic shape of the Icon has been improved with a deeper body cutaway for improved comfort, a chambered body option has been added to reduce weight, and the headstock now is a 3-piece design just like the body (the main neck wood, the matching exotic wood overlay, and a thin black layer in the middle), with a metallic gold Kiesel logo standard. A 4A flamed maple top with matching headstock is standard, and other exotic top woods are available, including 4A quilted maple, California Claro walnut, burled maple, and newly-added zebrawood and purpleheart. Dual carbon fiber reinforcing rods and a two way fully adjustable truss rod make the neck incredibly stable. New electronics consist of plain enamel wire radiused humbuckers (as on the Vanquish), with a split-coil neck pickup optional, as well as optional single-coil radiused pickups available. The pickups have also been re-positioned slightly, in a more tone-enhancing "sweet spot". The new curved control layout is more modern, and our new 18V active/passive electronics provide all the tone any bassist could want. The new Icon Series basses have excellent playability and premium features usually reserved for boutique instruments, and because we sell direct to you, you can design a fully-custom USA-made bass at a price that can't be beat. Hundreds of available options allow you to order your Icon exactly the way you want it.
The Icon Series has been one of the Custom Shop's most popular neck-through basses, and these enhancements on the new generation Icon takes them to the next level, and will satisfy any bassist, regardless of genre. Whether you're a current Icon player, or have just been considering adding one to your rig, we're sure you'll love the next generation Icon!
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