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Postby toejam » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:11 pm

That is killer! Congrats. :) Are those chrome saddles on that black trem?

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Postby ch23be » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:52 pm

A natural beauty! Fantastic looking guitar. Congrats!!
Love it when the family pet finds his way into the pics too :lol: Nice touch. :D
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Postby Roy Munson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:28 am

toejam wrote:That is killer! Congrats. :) Are those chrome saddles on that black trem?



Thanks TJ , i'll agree ecstatically it is killer :lol: 8) And yes those saddles come that way on the black vintage trem, a nice contrast. They are really nice looking saddles and appear to be stainless steel. The machined work on them is very nice and by in comparison to a Wilky VS50 saddles and pot-metal gray psuedo-chrome, don't look low-grade.

Also a side not on the V-trem, the tone block under the hood is substantial, a really nice mass too it, even bigger than the stock one that comes on the OFR. And overall unlike the Wilky doesnt give me the underwhelming feeling 'could be better' in fact it's a great standard trem for what it is supposed to be.

So far tuning is great even with set up for 1/2 step up-pitch, nut lubed and all good. Loving the new Carvin tuners too, nice step up from Sperzels IMO, actually a big step up at that.

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Postby rabihz24 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:16 am

Well done.. That is really gorgeous...
Always had a thing for Honey burst...The natural binding really shines on this one...
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Postby Zaphod » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:42 am

The more I look at pictures of Roy's guitar the more I think I'm going to clone it. :mrgreen:
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Postby Roy Munson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:46 am

Zaphod wrote:The more I look at pictures of Roy's guitar the more I think I'm going to clone it. :mrgreen:


8) be my guest,.... :applause: I feel like doing the same, other colors, PU's... I'd like several and perhaps a TLB60 twin too :think: :drool: Possibly a mahogany bodied one as well,... oh my, GAS'in again,...

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Postby toejam » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:52 am

Interesting. Wonder why Carvin started using chrome stainless saddles instead of black. I noticed a pic of a Carvin with a black hardtail that also had chrome saddles. I personally prefer the all black look, but the chrome does look pretty neat against the black.

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Postby OotMagroot » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:34 am

Oh my god........I so hate you right now!

This is easily the best Bolt I have seen yet!

:applause: SWANK!!!! :applause:



....Now I miss my Bolt.....

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Postby Geddy » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:42 am

OK, it's been a crazy busy week ... and then I see this drop dead sexy bolt and my GAS just ricochets off the ceiling!!! I would love to have your guitar and change NOTHING!!! Thanks for the great pictures and I know you're digging that new guitar.

Happy belated NGD.

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Postby Lacking Talent » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:27 pm

That is the prettiest Bolt I've ever seen -- enjoy!
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Postby potatohead » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:45 pm

Honeyburst comes through again. Really nice, I like it on the plain maple a lot.
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Postby Roy Munson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:44 pm

toejam wrote:Interesting. Wonder why Carvin started using chrome stainless saddles instead of black. I noticed a pic of a Carvin with a black hardtail that also had chrome saddles. I personally prefer the all black look, but the chrome does look pretty neat against the black.


Seems to have started when they added the V-trem and only on that and the FT bridge. Floyd and Wilkies are still all black. Can't say I've seen any FT6's with the silver/chrome saddles. I wonder if supplier or whatever changed and FT6's started going that way too,... :think: It sure works for me nonetheless, I freakin love this thing :woot:

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Postby Roy Munson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:55 pm

Lacking Talent wrote:That is the prettiest bolt I've ever seen -- enjoy!


Wow, thanks LT, I'm very pleased with how it turned out. And believe me, I do enjoy it, immensely! I'm in love with it!

potatohead wrote:Honeyburst comes through again. Really nice, I like it on the plain maple a lot.


Thanks PH, Pictures don't even do this justice if that possible to believe. It looks outstanding in the pics, but like in most cases with great looking finishes and figures, the in-person is another notch up the WOW ladder. The Honeyburst is such a rich warm look 'earthy' as someone described it. :drool:

And you ain't kiddin about seeing it on plain maple, and this one, I mean it looks they went to the Private Reserve Plain Maple Top Pile, it looks like a whole nother grade of not-figured-'plain'-super-grain-super-tasty :drool: 8) Plain-top lottery winner I am :D

And it plays and feels as great as it looks,... 8)

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Postby grumpyoldman » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:01 pm

So this is the one. Super awesome. Congrats.

They should put BBE for the Bolts in the builder.

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Postby banenis » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:25 pm

This is easily the nicest looking bolt/S type guitar I've ever seen. Congratulations dude.
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Postby Roy Munson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:07 pm

OotMagroot wrote:Oh my god........I so hate you right now!

This is easily the best Bolt I have seen yet!

:applause: SWANK!!!! :applause:

....Now I miss my Bolt.....


Nice to see you chime in Oot,, don't be hatin' man. Apparently I've got a pretty nice Bolt based on popular opinion in this thread :) :drool: 8) :lol:

I'm sending you a Thought-Hug right now :shh: and I suggest you call Keith Ighner and deal with the -missing your Bolt- dilemma. I love working out build order details with him.

Did you unload that beastly black bolt you had with the EMG's in it? Dude, time to start the Obsessive Builder GAS therapy.

I'd love to see a couple hundred Bolt-66's/BBE come flash-mob this forum around Christmas :stir: :mrgreen: This one took just under 6 weeks from order to the house!!

And FWIW as no surprise, this is IMO every bit the equal of the American Deluxe V-neck Strat I sold a couple years ago to fund my TL60T.

I am totally diggin this Bolt, and I have a great respect for the Fender Am. Deluxe line, love those, but not the compound radius and lack of SS frets. But for $600 less on this one vs. the Fender? No contest and No brainer! :lol:

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Postby Roy Munson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:13 pm

grumpyoldman wrote:So this is the one. Super awesome. Congrats.

They should put BBE for the Bolts in the builder.


THanks GOM my thoughts exactly! It IS the ONE , super awesome (thx again, all the repetitive concurrence with love for my Bolt here might start sounding weird but I appreciate everybody's complements),

And it should absolutely be in the Builder for Bolts. Before I head off to play it more, been too busy this week!! I think I'll go stir trouble in the Product Suggestion forum and all of you feel free to come chime in over there! Maybe it'll get in there, it should be a no-brainer for anyone there at Carvin, not sure why it isn't already a straight up promoted, advertised Killer option on a Killer model. :think: :stir:

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Postby Roy Munson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:49 pm

Alrighty all you Roy's Bolt Groupies, drooling all over the place,... :) wipe off those chins and head here

Product Suggestion Thread >> Bolt - std. option BBE in the Builder :)

and chime in on making the BBE option a standard choice in the Builder for the awesomeness of the Bolt!!!

I got this Bolt Tues, shoulda been added to the builder already right? :shh: :stir: :lol:

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Postby TL60 Dude » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:01 pm

wow never seen one like that congrats quite lovely
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Postby CTMblues » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:59 pm

Real late to offering up my congrats here but it looks pretty sweet ... and classic. I searched the thread and "S60" came up only once and was not even listed in the specs. Did you go with the S60AR in the middle? What are you thinking of it sound wise by itself? I'm debating whether to replace the H22 in my C66 with the C22B left over from my CT6. Got that? :P


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