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 Guess the Wood! 
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Motorman

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Post Guess the Wood!
Hey everyone,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaV9YoDaKcU

Can anyone guess what the body of this guitar is made of? Is that impossible? haha

I know the top is spalted maple and the fretboard is birds eye maple? But what about the neck and the body itself? I really love this tone, it's one of the clearest and punchiest seven strings ive heard, and am trying to get better at identifying tone woods since I'm thinking of getting a Carvin DC747 soon.

What about the pickups? Those don't look like the stock Carvins.

Thanks! Back to trying out more seven strings!


Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:22 am
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Viking Kong
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Post Re: Guess the Wood!
I can't really tell by looking or listening, but I might be able to ask some people if they could check with the guitarist.


Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:28 am
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Motorman

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Post Re: Guess the Wood!
that would be great! thanks!


Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:26 pm
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Viking Kong
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Post Re: Guess the Wood!
Alright, it'll probably take some time, but I'll give word the moment I have it.


Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:44 am
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Viking Kong

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Post Re: Guess the Wood!
The neck is all maple, and I had my pick for a metal guitar I'd pick mahogany. Those Carvin DCs are really bright sounding, so I think a mahogany body would balance it out alright. Not sure about the 7 string, but on the 6 strings, the guitar is a 3 piece, with the pickups being mounted on the neck piece. If i had a choice again for picking the woods on my Carvin I'd go mahogany on both, with a ebony fretboard. Those pickups aren't stock either, he probably swapped them out for some bareknuckles or dimarzios.


Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:57 pm
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Motorman

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Post Re: Guess the Wood!
Any insight into this? I do studio work and this kind of tone is in really high demand. I figure whatever work I get can cover the cost of the custom Carvin build. I just know so little about heavy metal tone (but I like the music! sometimes haha).


Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:27 pm
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