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AXOLOGY: Carvin Cues Up Its California Single

Carvin’s new single-cutaway CS6 California Single guitar has a mahogany body and neck, a premium 20mm-thick curly flamed maple carved top and a matching figured maple headstock overlay. Both the carved top and the headstock overlay have been hand selected and book matched by Carvin’s California Custom Shop.

The CS6 has Carvin’s Rapid Play set neck with Carvin’s exclusive “heel-less” design for uninhibited access to the 22nd fret. The guitar’s neck actually sets five inches into the body for greater sustain and stability.

Other features include a 25-inch scale ebony fingerboard with abalone dot inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets., Sperzel locking tuners, C22J and C22B Classic humbucker pickups, a master volume control and three-way pickup selector, and push-pull tone control with coil-tap for single-coil operation one or both pickups. As with other Carvin guitars, the California Single can be configured to each customer’s exacting specs.

The CS6 has a factory direct base price of $1,479. Allow six weeks for build, or longer depending on demand. For more information,click here.

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Christopher Scapelliti
Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.