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help me disprove a guitarist!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by instigata, Mar 27, 2006.


  1. instigata

    instigata

    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    so i know this kid who says he has a carvin electric g***ar worth 5 grand...

    he said its older. from early 90s. so its all handbuilt.

    is this total bull?

    i think so.
     
  2. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    I don't think so.....unless of course he swapped out the stock neck for one with solid gold/platinum frets. I am no Carvin expert though.... Ask him which model it is, then have a look at Carvin guitar catalogues at this website (complete with model years and prices).

    http://www.carvinmuseum.com/decade/95-guitars.html
     
  3. savit260

    savit260

    Mar 6, 2006
    Boston
    Carvin guitars aren't exactly known for their resale value. If he can get five grand for a used Carvin guitar, he ought to take it and RUN RUN RUN. Maybe the kid thinks "grand" mean hundred .... not thousand.
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    This really needs to be posted in either the Miscellaneous forum or Off Topic... Not really bass related...

    instigata, you might want to consider where the most applicable forum your threads should go when you decide to start a new one..
     
  5. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    Hmm...the most expensive "stock" Carvin available today is $1270. Even if you optioned it out with gold hardware, pearl inlays, exotic woods, etc. I don't thinhk it would get much over $2500. ASSUMING Carvin sold stuff that high-end back in the early 90's, do you suppose it has appreciated 100% since then?

    An early 90's Carvin? NAH!

    (Unless maybe Kurt Cobain slept with it...)
     
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    guitars are not basses. try misc.

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. mothmonsterman

    mothmonsterman

    Feb 8, 2006
    bull ****! smack him in the face and tell him to sit down, unless the guitar can play it's self and it pickups are made of solid gold.
     
  8. fr0me0

    fr0me0

    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    I'm gonna disagree with everyone and say its totally worth the money. :p
     
  9. i would assume he is talking about some one-off or custom made carvin...i can't verify anything though...
     
  10. pathological liar. end of story.
     
  11. savit260

    savit260

    Mar 6, 2006
    Boston
    Even if it was some one off, it's not worth five grand unless someone else is willing to fork over their hard earned green backs for it. Highly unlikley for a used Carvin, unless it was owned by Jimi Hendrix or something! (just as unlikely)
     
  12. true...any famous carvin users?

    i don't know any that would jack up the price like that...
     
  13. It's only worth what someone would actually pay for it.
    5K seems unlikely to me. But I'm just a bass player.
     
  14. joninjapan

    joninjapan

    Aug 13, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan

    a "kid", that should answer your question...

    offer him 5000$ in Monopoly money.... after all it is hand built, they did sell kits at that time too.... so throw in the shoe.;)
     
  15. Turock

    Turock

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    I with fr0me0; totally worth it, if not more.
     
  16. metalbass.com

    metalbass.com

    Mar 20, 2006
    :eyebrow:
     
  17. plexibass

    plexibass

    Jun 30, 2005
    ding ding ding we have a winner!!!! this is the only solution.
     
  18. see if you can get a pic of the guitar so we can see a $5,000 guitar...i'm interested in seeing this :)

    maybe he meant yen?
    i could totally understand a carvin being worth 5,000 yen
     
  19. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    ...and he'd still be exaggerating.

    Of course, if the guitar was owned by someone famous and he can prove it, all bets are off.
     
  20. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Dude, I friend of mine is one, I think. He just rattles them off like nothing, and then believes them. It's creepy. Reminds me of Iago.
     

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