Carvin Bolt Kit Guitar

20141215_193752Every since I was a young teen I have wanted a Carvin guitar. I thought they were the Lamborghini of guitars. Knowing I would never be able to afford one I just let that little dream slip away. That is until a friend of him, and a dear Christian brother gave me this one that he built from a Carvin kit.

This kit is that of the Carvin Bolt, meaning it has a bolt on neck. This guitar features all of the high quality parts you would expect from Carvin but in a kit form so that it can be guilt by the customer. My friend Stephen put this one together, along with several others, and this has become one of my all time favorite players for all things ‘strat-ie”.


Everything you need to build the guitar comes with the kit. But, unlike the kit that I built my double neck guitar from, this kit allows you to order some customization to things such as the neck inlays, pick guard type and style, tuners, pickups, etc.

Standard Parts List:
– BN Bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays
– C6C Carvin Premium Tuners (Chrome)
– AB6 Alder Body
– FT6C Fixed Bridge Chrome
– AG1W White Multi-Layer Preassembled Pickguard w/ 3 S60A Pickups
– JP6C Jackplate Chrome
– NP6C Neckplate Chrome
– E2C Strap Buttons Chrome
– Copper Foil Shielding Tape
– 1 Set 1046 Strings
– TR1 Truss Rod Wrench
– All Necessary Mounting Screws
construction bolt-on neck, pre-drilled
scale length 25.5″
body alder
neck hardrock maple with inline headstock
fingerboard rosewood, 14″ radius
inlays standard white dots
neck width 1.69″ wide @ nut, 2.22″ wide @ 22nd fret
hardware chrome
bridge FT6 hardtail, strings fed through body
tuners Premium Carvin tuners
frets 22 medium-jumbo, .103 wide X .048 tall
pickups three S60A single-coil pickups, white pickguard
electronics master volume & tone controls, 5-way pickup selector
strings 1046 lights
dimensions 38″.75″ long, 1.72″ thick body, 12.5″ wide body
average weight 7.25 lbs

Stephen will never know really what this gift means to me. It is one of those guitars I absolutely love to play but am afraid to play because I am afraid I will hurt it. But, every time it is played the sounds flowing from it is so sweet.