Moe Thomas' SC90M
Carvin BBS ID: vsnrocks
Here's an amazing 2007
SC90M. In addition to the beautiful Sapphire Blue flamed top in a
perfect chevron pattern, this SC90 has no arm cutaway and has natural body binding with a clear mahogany
back. Very unique! Other features include zebra pickups,
gold hardware, and CT-style headstock.
"After 35 plus years of buying trading selling and
swapping along with countless dollars spent on tweaking. The best
instrument was in my mail box. Once again! Carvin delivered what no else
at any price can."
Randy True's SC90M
Carvin BBS ID: truedog
This is another beautiful
2007 model SC90M (above), this time in umber stain on flamed maple. Other
features include rounded body sides, a tung-oiled neck, black hardware
and coil splitters.
Paul Sylvain's SC90M
Carvin Museum Forums ID: bluespckr
Evidently, 2007 has been a
good year for SC90 Carvins. This is another one that was built
that year, and is just as nice as it's predecessors. It's finished
in Umber Stain with a thin Sunsetburst edge on quilted maple with
matching CT headstock. The body and neck are mahogany. Other
features include gold hardware, abalone dot inlays and headstock logo,
medium-jumbo stainless steel frets, and push/pull coil splitters on the
"I bought this guitar to replace an all-mahogany SC90 I foolishly sold
earlier in the year (and have regretted since). I took the best features
of the first and kicked it up a notch with this one. In my opinion the
SC90 is an unsung hero in Carvin's product line. This guitar is well
balanced tonally, thanks to combination of mahogany and maple tonewoods.
It sustains and resonates forever. It does it all in a very comfortable
package. This guitar just plain, old feels "right" when I have it
Finally, Carvin hit a grand slam in meeting my custom order specs. I
expected a great guitar, but this thing just blew me away."
John Lakota's SC90M
Carvin BBS ID: redaccent
This is a great example of
what an SC90 can be, beyond the models that are normally seen.
This one is finished in Seafoam Green (which has since been
discontinued), and has the CT headstock.
It also has a rounded mahogany neck and body, ebony finger-board,
M-series bridge, & black hardware.
Carvin BBS ID: Willie T
great looking SC90. It features a mahogany body and a plain maple
top, with the
not-too-often seen non-rounded body sides, maple neck, and a vintage yellow finish.
It also has chrome hardware, Wilkinson tremolo, and a C22N neck
pickup and a M22SD bridge pickup. This was bought in 2002 from
Carvin's Hollywood showroom. Nice!
Carvin BBS ID:
Here's another classic
SC90C. It's finished in pearl white on non-rounded alder, with
maple neck, black
chrome hardware, abalone block inlays on ebony, and Floyd Rose tremolo.
More than just a guitar, this is a tribute to Nightrain's brother, who
passed away in 1999 while this instrument was being built, and is
inscribed "In Memory of Glenn" on the truss rod cover. Very
classy, and a fitting tribute. Nightrain also has what is probably the first Bolt with the limited
reverse inline "pointy" headstock - check it out,
||Rick Barnes' SC90T
This is Rick's stunning 2002
model SC90T. It features a mahogany neck & body, with a tobacco
sunburst quilted top and matching headstock. It also has rounded
body sides, C22B pickups, Wilkinson tremolo, gold hardware and
Rick also has a DC150 and
Bolt-T - see them here.
||Tony Campisi's SC90S
Carvin BBS ID:
This is Tony's '99 model, in tobaccoburst on mahogany with a mahogany
neck, rounded body sides, and ebony fingerboard. Other features
include chrome hardware, and C22B and C22N pickups.
has a new CT6M - check it out.
|Jason Weiss' SC90S
Here's a gorgeous SC90,
with classy looks brought on by it's numerous upgrades. It's
finished in Cherry Sunburst on quilted maple with matching headstock,
and mahogany neck and body. Electronics consist of an M22SD in the
bridge and an M22V in the neck position, with coil splitters and a phase
switch. Other features include abalone block inlays and gold
Carvin Museum Forums ID: lucky
This is an early SC90,
from the first year they were produced (1995). It's mahogany, with
a Vintage Yellow finish and black chrome hardware. Lucky says:
"Way back when, 10-years ago, when the internet was not a household
item, and e-mail didn't work so good, the old stand-by was the
telephone. So with me being stationed in the
Land-Of-The-Not-So-Right (South Korea) and Carvin being in San
Diego, the telephone lines buzzed for days, while I tried to get
myself a custom guitar that was going to be built to MY specs.
Well, that finally happened, and the guitar took only 6 weeks to
build, but then it took another 7 weeks to work it's way through the
military postal system and to finally get to Kunsan Air Base.
I wanted the
highest output humbucking pickups, which I got. I wanted the
neck and body sides made out of mahogany, with the vintage
yellow finish. The sales rep told me that the yellow over
mahogany would come out looking orange, but that's what I
wanted. And the guitar then got nicknamed, "the magic pumpkin"
due to it's color.
But what a joy that guitar became. And I still love playing it,
even though I am currently playing bass in my latest band, but that
great SC90 convinced me that I needed a Carvin bass. A friend who
plays bass in another band loaned me his LB75 and I really liked
that bass, if only it had humbuckers on it.
So I did my internet research and then spoke with a Carvin expert
named Kris, and I just got my postcard, so my new LB75 is being
built, and to MY specs.
You gotta love a company that will build YOU a custom guitar or
bass, made to YOUR SPECS, and not charge 4 or 5 grand for your
probably unique instrument."
Excellent guitar, and a great story, as well. Also, Lucky does
some amazing flamed-paint jobs on guitars cases, motorcycle helmets,
cars and other items - swing by his
to have a look at his work. You can see Lucky's new LB75
Carvin Museum Forums ID: wallyoh
Here's a very interesting
2005 model SC90, with all sorts of unique features. First, and most
obvious, it's a left-handed model. It also has the M-Series
bridge, with strings through the body, which isn't often seen on an
SC90. It also has the new CT-style headstock, which looks just
great on an SC90 - in fact, this was probably the first SC90 to have the
new headstock. Other features include a Birdseye maple fingerboard
with jumbo frets and abalone dot inlays, and Sunsetburst finish on swamp
ash body. Electronics consist of C22B and C22N pickups with coil
||Alan Dover's SC90S
Carvin BBS ID:
This is a great looking 2004 model SC90 that was an eBay score. In
addition to the beautiful gloss black finish, it has MOP block inlays,
chrome hardware, and C22N/C22B pickups.
Alan's SC90 with his pair of X-100B amps.
Carvin BBS ID:
2004 model SC90T, nicely equipped. It has a walnut
body, with a
five-piece walnut and maple neck, all with a tung-oil finish.
Other features include chrome hardware, with a Wilkinson
tremolo, and ebony fingerboard with no inlays.
Electronics consis of C22N and C22B pickups.
also has a 2006 DC127M - see it
This is a
very nice 2005 model SC90M. It has a mahogany neck
and body, and is finished in Tobacco Sunburst.
Other features include black chrome hardware, and
CT-style headstock. Paul says:
thought about getting a Carvin for years (actually I was
in love with Green Maple DC127 Quilt-tops with a Floyd
Rose in the 90s catalogs). But my tastes have changed
and I decided I wanted something like my first guitar,
an LP copy, but not exactly the same. I finally ordered
in late November '05 and it was delivered in January
'06. It is all standard other than the CT headstock and
the upgrade Finish. I think that the CT headstock is a
great match for the SC90. I was a little nervous about
the Tobacco Sunburst finish but it turned out just as I
hoped it would."
Museum Forums ID: bluespckr
This is Paul's 2006 model
SC90M. Like several other SC90s on this page (and like his own
AC175), is has the new CT-style headstock,
which just looks classy with the singlecut body style. It's
finished in Sunsetburst on mahogany, and has an unadorned rosewood
fingerboard. Other features include
hardware and stainless steel frets. Electronics are unique, with a
zebra C22J pickup in the neck position and a zebra C22B in the bridge
position, with push/pull coil splitters on each volume control. Paul
"This little guitar
continues to amaze me. It is light-weight and versatile, resonant and it
sustains forever. The tone is clear and articulate, full and rich. The
new J22 pickup is a perfect neck PUP for the SC90, and compliments the
standard C22B perfectly. I have played Les Pauls for decades, and am
most comfortable with the LP's control layout. I wanted to preserve the
stock control and switch layout on this guitar, but wanted the added
versatility of coil taps on each PUP. Carvin came through like a champ
and I'm now finding this guitar has near limitless tonal possibilities
thanks to various single-double coil combinations and tone control
adjustments. This SC90 covers blues, classic garage-band type rock and
roll, soul, jazz and country perfectly. It also is the perfect
compliment to my AC-175. With these two guitars, I can cover anything I
play, and then some."