Here's a great
looking 2004 model DC145, with all the bells and whistles. It's
finished in Deep Purple stain on quilted maple with matching reverse
inline headstock. The neck is maple with a birdseye maple
fingerboard, and the body is mahogany. It came stock with
H22N/AP11/M22SD pickups, but Drew upgraded both humbuckers to C22Bs, and
coil splitters were factory installed. Other features include
jumbo stainless steel frets, Floyd Rose tremolo, Sperzel locking tuners
and black chrome hardware.
This is a nice pair of
Carvins that really compliment each other well. On the left is
Dustin's feature-laden DC135C, which is finished in Ruby Red stain
on quilt with blackburst edges and matching reverse inline
headstock. The rounded body sides are mahogany, and it has a
5-piece maple/walnut neck, ebony fingerboard, abalone block inlays
and stainless steel frets. Electronics consist of an M22SD
humbucker, and a pair of TBH60s. Each pickup has a
coil-splitter, and the bridge pickup has an on-off switch, which in
conjunction with the 5-way switch, allows all 3 pickups to be on at
the same time. Other features include an original Floyd Rose
tremolo, black chrome hardware, and gold Carvin logo on the
the right is Dustin's DC145. It's finished in Greenburst on
quilt with matching reverse inline headstock. Many of the
features are the same as the DC135C, including a rounded mahogany
body, 5MW neck, abalone blocks, black hardware and Dunlop straplocks.
Electronics are similar to the DC135, with an M22 SD in the bridge,
TBH60 in the center, and M22N in the neck, with coil splitters,
5-way switch, and on/off switch for the bridge pickup. With
Dustin's guitars is his MTS3200 half-stack.
Carvin BBS ID: Dr. Shrinker
This is one
of the coolest DC145 models out there. At first glance, someone who
has some knowledge of Carvins would think it was an early 90's model, based
primarily on the headstock shape. However, on closer inspection, this
guitar has features that weren't available in the early 1990s, such a
Sperzel tuners and a 5-piece neck. So, what gives? In 2004,
Carvin offered a reissue of the 90/91 "pointy" headstock on any new models,
and this is one of the first guitars to be made with that feature.
It's a 2004 model, in Vintage Yellow on quilted maple with matching "pointy"
headstock, Birdseye maple fingerboard and chrome hardware. Read more
about the pointy headstock reissue on the
2004 Guitars page.
Carvin Museum Forums ID: corbstrat
another DC145C with the reissue "pointy" headstock. In this case, it's
a 2005 model, finished in sapphire blue on quilted maple. The body is
mahogany, and it has a 5-piece maple/walnut neck. Other features
include an ebony fingerboard with MOP block inlays and jumbo frets, black
chrome hardware, tung-oiled neck and coil splitters for the C22 humbuckers.
This has since moved on to be a part of
Carvin BBS ID: largtr
another nice DC145C, and this one has some interesting features. For
starters, it has a tung-oiled koa neck with a swamp ash body. The body
is finished in blueburst, with a natural koa headstock. Also, in
addition to coil splitters for the C22N & B pickups, it has on-off switches.
Other features include black chrome hardware and licensed Floyd Rose
This is a great vintage Carvin DC145C, from the heyday of pointy headstocks
and wild colors. In this caser, it's an '89model, finished in Pearl
Pink. Brian ordered it new in 1989, and had it equipped with an M22SD
in the bridge, along with the center H11 and neck M22 pickups. It has
the reverse inline headstock, Kahler tremolo with heavy arm, and black