Carvin hit it's stride in the
80's. Magazine ads and a wider exposure to music in general, thanks to MTV
and other video music outlets, brought a new audience to Carvin. You couldn't
watch MTV in the mid 80's for more than 15 minutes or so without seeing a Carvin doubleneck, X or V guitar, or hot pink
advertising" brought a whole new crowd to Carvin, and luckily, Carvin
had the foresight to develop exotic models, wild paint, beautiful woods, and
most importantly, high quality for the masses. Catalogs featured an
endless stream of endorsers from every genre of music, and some of the best
musicians in the world could be seen showing off their chops on a Carvin
The eighties would also see
one of the most significant design changes in Carvin's history, as they
moved from set-neck models to neck-thru models as the decade wound down.
Additionally, as the decade progressed, more and more options and
features were added, including tremolos, gold and black hardware, flamed
maple tops and translucent finishes.
Click a pick below to see the
models for that year.