unnbrokenchain wrote:Funny I was thinking of putting in an order kinda like the "Wolf" Carvin. I would have gone with just the clear maple instead of the vintage yellow, matching headstock and asked if they could switch the pickups around so it would be a humbucker in the middle and single in the bridge, just like how Wolf originally had it.
Hey now, UBC! I love the spalted top. What did you select for body wood? Is that hog with a dark stain and clear gloss finish? Also, could not agree with you more about Carvin's playability. Everytime I pick up mine (amped or unamped), I'm still amazed by the tone and feel. I'll tell you what, between the five piece maple/walnut neck, quilt maple top and walnut body, this guitar is every bit of 10-12 lbs. It is heavy (by choice)- notes have great sustain and, man, if you only could hear the harmonics sing...
So, a Wolf-like Carvin is next for you? When you stated that you would go with Clear Gloss instead of Vintage Yellow, I recall wrestling with that decision, as well. I looked at many pictures. Maybe Tom Leiber can help with this one, but it seems that in its earlier years, Wolf was much "clearer or lighter" in tone or shade. Does that make sense? But it seems that as it aged, it yellowed. I reference two specific images on Waldo's site, and actually emailed the collage/spec image to Carvin as a reference. I think they matched the color tone as well as I had expected. I also opted for Black Painted headstock in a 3+3 (TH) configuration. I thought that, too, represented Wolf as best as Carvin could do with Irwin's design.
These are the images I referenced from Waldo (I hope you don't mind me posting the direct link, Waldo. If you don't want that extra traffic on your
site let me know and can remove them):
Also, about the pickup configuration, I did check with Carvin about the possibility of a H-H-S. This would represent the classic, mid-years, configuration of Wolf. Carvin responded that they would not do this configuration- they did not have a CNC template, blah, blah, blah... That is not to say, that you should not ask, though. I would ask them for whatever you want- they will either say YES or NO. Incidentally, I chose the DC-145 because I liked the AP-11 in the middle position. While it does not have a classic Wolf look, it makes up for ALL of that and then some in tone.