Carvin of the 1950's bore almost no resemblance to the Carvin of today.  The focus was on steel guitars and related accessories, with a lesser emphasis in electric and acoustic guitars, and even less emphasis on bass guitars.  Carvin was an authorized reseller for a number of other manufacturers, including Fender, DeArmond, and Martin.  The decade started with Carvin being located in Baldwin Park California, but by the end of the fifties, the shop would move to Covina, which would be home to Carvin until the move to Escondido.

You can also see some early 1950's flyers right here.

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Fifties Basses

Fifties Guitar Amps

Fifties Bass Amps