Gary Tucker's Collection
Carvin Museum Forums ID: Kobidog

Here's a collection that's comprised of a pair of Carvin Cobalt acoustics and a GK1 guitar kit.  Very nice gear!

This is a another nice Bolt kit, that Gary bought and built in 2006.  It has a nicely figured swamp ash body, red tortoise shell pickguard, AP-11 pickups and chrome hardware.  Gary says:

"This kit took me around a week to finish with 7 coats of tung oil.
Very few adjustments after assembly. I think it plays better then my American Strat. I wanted a vintage look and after five or six different stains I decided on Mini Wax Colonial Maple."


The C850 is Carvin's top-of-the-line Cobalt dreadnaught (surpassed only by the jumbo C980).   It has a rosewood back and sides, with a spruce top and abalone purfling.  It's equipped with a Fishman Matrix pickup, and Fishman Prefix Plus electronics, with a built-in tuner (hence the "T" designation).  Garry says:

"This guitar came flawless. It took a week and a half to get it, but very happy to get a guitar of this quality for $619.00 and a hard shell case for $59.00."


And here is Gary's C980T.  Similar features to his C850T above, in a jumbo-body design.  Gary says:

"I liked my C850T so well I had to get her a big sister. This guitar also came flawless from Carvin."