San Diego, CA (November 1, 2011) -- Carvin has announced their latest Custom Shop guitar, the DC800 Extended Scale 8-String Guitar. Although Carvin has been building 7-string guitars for many years, the DC800 represents our first foray into the world of 8-string ERGs.
The DC800 features an alder body and Eastern hard rock maple neck in a neck-through design, with a minimal neck heel allowing easy access high on the fingerboard. The body has straight edges along with a deep forearm cut and belly cut for comfortable playing while maintaining a modern look. Body and neck woods, including premium mahogany, walnut, swamp ash and koa are available, along with AAAA flamed/quilted maple, flamed koa, figured claro walnut, burled maple and spalted flamed maple top woods. A 27” scale ebony fingerboard with white dot inlays, medium jumbo nickel-silver frets and a semi-flat 20” radius are standard.
Multiple neck options are available, including fingerboards woods; fretwire materials & sizes; dot, block, diamond and Signature inlays in genuine abalone and mother-of-pearl; and gloss, satin and tung-oiled back-of-neck finishes. Carvin’s news 8-string headstock has a straight string-pull design to help eliminate string breakage. Additional features include a standard Sperzel locking tuners, an 8-string hardtail bridge with the strings fed through the body to improve sustain, and chrome hardware standard with black or gold optional.
New active A80 pickups were designed specifically to accommodate the lower registers produced by an 8-string ERG, and produce clean, crisp highs while creating a nice low-end growl. Electronics consist of a master volume, passive tone, and 3-way pickup selector.
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