GK1 Bolt Kit
a beautiful Bolt T kit, with some very classy touches added by Travis.
Most obvious is the AAAA walnut burl pickguard, which looks great with
the tung-oiled, walnut-stained swamp ash body. Travis says:
recently completed a two month project building a Carvin GK1-T guitar
kit. very little on this guitar is standard. the pickguard is hand made
AAAA walnut burl, the truss cover is hand made ebony with abalone dragon
inlay made in South America. the custom knobs are Ringo by Q-Parts
with paisley engraving on the top. All the hardware is gold
plated. The neck is hard rock maple , the body is swamp ash, and
the fret board is ebony as well. I hope that you will consider putting
this on your website. I was going for a classy, durable and practical
look with a little bit of that "wow" factor. do you think I accomplished
Absolutely! This is one of the nicest Bolt kits to be displayed on
the Museum, and really shows what someone can accomplish with a little
imagination and creativity.
GK1 Bolt Kit
Carvin BBS ID: Nightrain
This is a
very interesting Bolt kit. Carvin finished the body and headstock
in their new Textured Black finish, and then Nightrain did the final
assembly. In addition to the TXB finish, it has a reverse
headstock, birdseye maple fingerboard with black dots, and chrome
This is now part of the
GK1 Bolt Kit
Carvin BBS ID: roblee
a very classy Bolt T kit that Rob did a great job with. It has a
mahogany body and neck with a flamed maple top and matching headstock.
It was originally finished in black cherry burgundy, but after it got
dinged, Rob stripped it and refinished it in clear gloss. Other
features include Sperzel tuners, Wilkinson tremolo and gold hardware, an
M22T bridge pickup and black pearloid pickguard.
See Rob's other Carvin
gear on his Collections page.
Tony Campisi's Bolt Kit
Museum Forums ID: KOR
Here's a cool
kit that Tony completed in the spring of 2006. It has a swamp ash body,
stained in American walnut, and tinted with Tru-Oil and topped with Tru-Oil
spreay. It has black chrome hardware, AP11 single coils with a C22B
humbucker, and on/off mini-switch for the bridge pickup. Tony also added
his own custom logo to the headstock, which looks very cool!
Frank Leffelman's Bolt Kit
a great 2005 Bolt kit, with a very cool custom paint job, featuring
a Maltese cross with flames on swamp ash. Frank says:
"The sound of this guitar even surprised the tech that helped me put
it together!! Thanks to Tom Kujawa for the design and the paint!!
Truly a work of art!!"
Gary Tucker's Bolt Kit
is another nice Bolt kit, that Gary bought and built in 2006.
It has a nicely figured swamp ash body, red tortoise shell
pickguard, AP-11 pickups and chrome hardware. Gary says:
took me around a week to finish with 7 coats of tung
Very few adjustments after assembly. I think it plays
better then my American Strat. I wanted a vintage look
and after five or six different stains I decided on Mini
Wax Colonial Maple."