1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Don » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:39 am

Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for posting those pics!

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Koaboy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:18 pm

Need to find vintage cream pups for her !!
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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:55 am

:applause: :applause:
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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:59 pm

Check out this beast of a 160 that appeared on Verb:
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Mark was such a subtly beautiful artist during this period of the 80's, just jawdropping. I love the aging on the abalone inlays, which I usually don't like.

Just an outstanding, outstanding guitar.

EDIT:
Interestingly, a Gibby MM popped with the identical body shape:

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Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:38 pm

I found the ugly twin sister to the later era 22 fret "Reissue" "DC150" ... a Fano whatsit:

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Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:17 am

New demo from Lawman of the coolest guitar Carvin made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD4tSlIYn5w
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:41 am

Hey look! Some dude has completely lost his mind!

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A mid 80's quilted DC160 for $2100 bucks.. which I'd say is a little steep for what the market is usually handing out for these, especially considering the flaws and repairs in it...
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Greg Emm » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:22 am

EDIT: Completely misread your post, Doc. :lol:

Congrats, man! That's wonderful. What a brilliant way to start a new year. Good on you for treating yourself. That's stunning, and in a good place now, too.

Happy New Year.

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:23 am

Hey Greg--

I think you did misread my post! I was just linking in the guitar to show how much the dude was charging for it.

I would nonetheless love to have the disposable two thou clams to dump on such a beauty... although I'd probably seek out something else for the money. Two grand is a bit steep for this guitar.

My next guitar is probably going to be a LP Custom from the pre-richlite days... though it might be a R7 darkback if I find the right example. All of my LP style guitars--including my special edition LP Special, my DC150K, and my two Super Swedes--have ebony boards that add that extra bite on the attack. I have 3 double humbucker short scale vintage guitars that have braz rosewood boards, but they're thinner, brighter (or semihollow) axes that don't deliver that wallop of a heavy lester.

EDIT: and Happy New Year to you and everyone else too!
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Naked Ape » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:54 pm

Doctor Turn wrote:Hey Greg--

My next guitar is probably going to be a LP Custom from the pre-richlite days... though it might be a R7 darkback if I find the right example.
EDIT: and Happy New Year to you and everyone else too!


This is the only part of your reply I see. :wink: :applause: :applause: :applause: :lol:

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby wickid » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:10 am

Doctor Turn wrote:.... Two grand is a bit steep for this guitar.


About 3x more than I'd pay, as nice as it is.
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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby ElfDude » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:26 am

I love that Lawman video! Thanks for sharing it!
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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:28 am

Only thing is he needs to trim down that two minute intro.
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:29 pm

Never enough money in the world:

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Dagnabbit.

Beautiful white beaut, from my favorite year for this model, 1985/6. (Most advanced version of the true set neck edition)
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby PowerTube » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:56 am

Koaboy wrote:Need to find vintage cream pups for her !!


Was the brass nut standard on these?
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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Greg Emm » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:39 pm

PowerTube wrote:Was the brass nut standard on these?


They were. It was as defining feature of Carvin guitars for many years. I'm not sure when the company dropped it.

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:36 pm

My late 85 was the first year of the graphite slab nut.

True graphite as opposed to tusq.
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

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Re: 1976-1989 DC100/DC150/DC160 double cut electric guitars

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:03 am

Doctor Turn wrote:Hey look! Some dude has completely lost his mind!

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A mid 80's quilted DC160 for $2100 bucks.. which I'd say is a little steep for what the market is usually handing out for these, especially considering the flaws and repairs in it...


So sanity has prevailed and he knocked exactly a thou off his asking price bringing it down to a very reasonable 1100.

If you're innerested, act fast as two people already have it in their cart!
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds


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