Robert Grandstaff's AE185
This is an extremely
unusual AE185. Obviously, this finish is a one-of-a-kind job
done by Carvin's Custom Shop - in this case, reverse Deep
Dragonburst. Instead of having Sapphire Blue edges fading to a
Emerald Green center, this fades from Emerald Green to Sapphire Blue
- very unique. Gold hardware and a CT headstock round out the
"I just received this guitar after an extensive wait in painting and
finishing. I ended up getting almost every option available. I'm
happy to say it did end up perfect. The finish looks darker than it
appears in the pictures. This is the best playing guitar I've ever
found, and it was definitely worth the wait."
|Ted Shubat's AE185
Here is a beautiful
1998 model AE185, in Pearl Red with a mahogany body and neck, and an
unusual mahogany headstock (most people opt for a matching
headstock, but this looks really nice). It has chrome
hardware, Electronics consist of a pair of C22 pickups
with coil splitters and phase switching. Ted says:
"I traded another guitar for this and haven't missed it at all. I
probably wouldn't have bought this model new but since I was curious
about Carvin and had the opportunity to acquire one I did and I'm
glad I did. I was really surprised at the ergonomics of this
guitar and that it weighs next to nothing. It has a great acoustic
tone unplugged too. My perception of the AE 185 was that it's
primarily a country music style of guitar but I was wrong it is the
most versatile guitar I have and can pretty much play any style of
music you care to play. In short I'm really glad and impressed
with this guitar."
Matt Newman's AE185
a 2002 model, finished in Pearl White. It has chrome hardware,
black C22 pickups with black bezels, and an ebony fingerboard with dot
inlays. Cool photo!
June 2004, this is a beautiful AE185, with the classic look of koa &
gold hardware. It has a sunsetburst finish, which looks just
stunning over the koa top. It also has a rosewood fingerboard with
abalone block inlays, which is something not often seen, since Carvin
only began to offer rosewood early in 2004. Even the electronics
on this one are special - those are Holdsworth H22 humbuckers, loaded up
with coil splitters and a phase switch. A really great example of
David Cook's AE185
a very nice flamed koa AE185, built in early 2003. In addition to
the flamed koa top, it has black chrome hardware and black C22 pickups
with phase switching and coil splitters.
Dan Martin's AE185
a Cherry Sunburst AE185 that Dan scored off of eBay. It has a
quilted maple top, mahogany body and neck, body binding, abalone block
inlays and gold hardware. The previous owner had it autographed on
the back by Charlie Daniels.
Dan also has a vintage CM130 - see it
are Dan's two Carvins with his classical guitars - from left: 1960 Goya
Classical; 1975 Yamaha Classical; 1995 Carvin AE185; 2005 Ibanez
Classical; 1978 Carvin CM130.
Carvin Museum Forums ID: jazzis
This is a
beautiful AE185, which Mike received near the end of 2006.
It's finished in clear gloss on figured walnut with body
binding, abalone block inlays, black hardware and inline