Review: Carvin DC800 Eight-String Guitar

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Tabare777

I've had mine since Jan 2012 and it's by far the best guitar I've owned.
So good in fact that I bought another two and sold all my other guitars as they were made redundant by these beasts...
As far as tones, here's another perspective...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGs1KOy9CIo

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theisen2

@ctgblue the extra strings are just to get a wider range so you don't have to tune down which is a pain in the @ss right?

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ardiril

Every time I see a Carvin 8-string, I want to grab my slide and start retuning.

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Johhny d

Dear Santa,

I have been better this year than last. Please????

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GuessWhoYepMeHi...

So the DC800 has been selling like crazy for some time now. A Carvin 27" scale seven string would out sell the DC800. Still waiting fairly patiently. Along with hundreds of others...

Nice review on the DC800. Thank you.

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SilkyHotLicks

I'm a fan of Carvin guitars and I own a spectacular Claro Walnut Carvin C66. I am going to buy a Carvin DC800 because I know the quality is top shelf but I have to admit that the new Chapman Railboard is pretty compelling.

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guitar_sean

I think if I went for 8 or more strings I'd really want split output pickups, like on a Chapman Stick

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mooseboy

Okay, for all of you that actually want to hear the actual sound of the GUITAR that Paul's reviewing, and not a hyper distorted amp, jump to the 3:30 mark.

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box of dope

i see the possibilities of a one man band instrument, but wondering when someone will take it out of metal or jazz metal and into a different style of playing.

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ctgblue

While I think these guitars are cool, I have enough trouble with 6 strings, no need to add more difficulty to my playing.
First there was 7, then 8, now 9, who needs NINE strings?

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