carvin build times and delivery

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jul 2, 2003.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    For those have had a custom Carvin made, how do you find their estimated build time are they usually on time, ahead of time or late with delivery. I recived a post card saying it will be compleate on July 11th when do you actually think it will be here. Thanks
  2. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i haven't orderd a custom from them...but i have orderd parts...
    they sent me a neck had a slight they sent me a new one before i shipped the old one back..this one had a slight problem they sent me a had really nice figure..they went out of there way to get me a neck that i really enjoyed...the other ones weren't anything either..other companies would have said o well thats the way it is..

    good to deal with

    so ahead of time from my expirence

  3. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    right on time, give or take a couple of days.
  4. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I ordered my BB75P on Dec. 31, 2002. Sean told me that built times were running about four weeks. Exactly twenty-eight days later, it was complete. So yeah, they have a pretty good idea how long it will take. The postcard I got said it would be complete on Jan. 31, 2003, but that turned out to be the day I actually received it.:)

    Sometimes build times can be delayed, like say the finish doesn't come out just right and they decide to re-do it. That adds time, but it's better than getting something that's not right. Or if you call to change some of the options, that can delay it too, if they have to go back and change something that was already done.

    I've heard stories on the Carvin BBS of people getting them way late, and even of a few arriving quite a bit early. But those are the exceptions and not the rule.

    Enjoy your new Carvin.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    The post card said July 11 for compleation, the feeling i am getting is that is when they expect it to be delived, what do you think
  6. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I wouldn't be surprised. I think they add a few days to the time when they send you a postcard because they'd rather you be pleasantly surprised by getting it early than b1tching about it being late. Like I said, my sales rep told me "about four weeks." The postcard date was 31 days after I ordered. The bass was completed in 28 days (exactly four weeks).

    Build times do change depending on lots of things, like how many orders they have on backlog. A couple years ago, it was running eight to ten weeks. But they were telling people that on the phone and on the postcard. Their predictions were still pretty accurate.
  7. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    My new LB76W should be here by 14 Jul....


    Nov 10, 2002
    Las Vegas
    I've ordered two basses from Carvin and each time they've beat the schedule that they committed to by at least a week. By the way, both basses were well worth the wait!