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Unread 05-22-2002, 01:38 AM   #1
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Carvin acoustic?

I was wondering, does anybody know much about the Carvin Cobalt series guitars? The C750 and C850 to be specific.

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Unread 05-22-2002, 08:32 AM   #2
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$550 and $630

http://www.carvin.com/cobalt/


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Thanks, but I was wondering more along the lines of stuff like are they worth the money? How do they sound? Stuff like that, I looked at the page, but I don't know about what woods are good in guitars and such.
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Christian Musician Magazine did a review. They seemed to like it. Check it out.
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Ok thanks. Now one more, can anyone tell me what the difference is/would be sound wise between the C750 and C850? I don't really know what difference all the different woods would make.
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guitars with rosewood sides and backs seem to have more bass response that guitars with mahogany.

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Hmm... Interesting, thanks!
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See I've been wandering the same things about Carvin's acoustics. I've seen ads for them and they seem to have good prices and are very handsome guitars. I just have never played one.
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It'd be cool if there's anyone on these boards that has actually played one, I'd like to hear their opinion.
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Unread 05-22-2002, 04:49 PM   #10
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I wouldn't get either one. They aren't all solid wood. But anyway!

MAHOGANY is supple enough to make excellent, responsive bodies, yet sufficiently strong and stable. mahogany produces a bright, clear tone, with a unique balance that yields an expressive dynamic range in response to even the lightest touch.

ROSEWOOD is the rich, black coffee of high-end tonewoods. It is coveted by players and guitar builders alike for its dark, luxurious coloration, which ranges from brown to purple to rose to black, and for tonal characteristics that include a strong bass response and long sustain.

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From my mahogany Taylor 410, which is all solid wood and so just a bit different than either Carvin (according to Aaron - I didn't bother to double-check his research), I get plenty of bass response. Most of the time it's too much, as a matter of fact. Maybe it's a weird guitar - well, actually most likely it's a weird guitar, but it had way more "kick" than the rosewood instruments I pitted it against when I was shopping a few years back....

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Unread 05-22-2002, 06:05 PM   #12
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I wouldn't get either one. They aren't all solid wood.
ohh...i missed that. ditto.

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Cool, thanks guys!
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You definitely want a solid top, but sometimes laminated sides are actually a good idea because they are more rigid and carry the vibration to the back of the guitar better.

If you're interested in Carvin you can try it with a money-back guarantee can't you?

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If you're interested in Carvin you can try it with a money-back guarantee can't you?
Yep. Anyway, If I get an acoustic, I'll at least try the Carvin, but if I go for an electric, it'll be a Standard Tele.
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