Rick Stidham's Bolt
Carvin BBS ID: rick500
WWW: http://aias-inc.com/rick/carvin

This is a very unique, one-of- a-kind Carvin Bolt (more one-of-a-kind than the average Carvin!).  Rick scored this on eBay, from a person who had it custom made in about 2003 with  a 1-piece billet of burl maple, and 5A highly flamed maple neck.  The 1 piece burl blank used to make the body cost $400 and the neck blank $125. It finished with Carvin's cherry sunburst finish, the neck is gloss, with a satin fingerboard. The pickups are Fender vintage Strat set with a 5-way selector, single volume and tone controls, and a non-functioning mini-switch originally installed for future humbucking coil-splitting.  It has Sperzel locking tuners, comes with SKB/Carvin hardshell case.

This is a stunning instrument, a great example of the non-standard builds that Carvin will do.

David Guastavino's Bolt-T
Carvin BBS ID: DavidG

Here's a very classy 2005 Bolt-T, finished in Classic White on mahogany with maple neck and matching headstock.  It also has a Birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone dots, Wilkinson tremolo, and gold hardware.

After receiving it, David added a pearloid truss rod cover with matches the pickguard very nicely, as well as a cream pickup selector switch cover, and pearl keys for the Sperzel tuners.  Very nice!

Nightrain's Bolt+T Pair
Carvin BBS ID: nightrain

In summer of 2004, Carvin made a move that was welcomed by many of their customers: the return of the early-90's style "pointed" headstock (read more here).  This was a limited-time option, which identically replicated the headstock shape that was use in 1990 and 1991.

And this is one of those special instruments; a 2004 Bolt+T with a reverse-pointed headstock.  It's finished in emerald green on swamp ash, with maple fingerboard, chrome hardware, Wilkinson tremolo and dual humbuckers/single coil pickup configuration.

Perry Adams' Bolt-T
Carvin BBS ID: padams

Another Dragonburst model makes an appearance!  This is a 2006 model, and is the first dragonburst Bolt to be submitted to the site.  It has an alder body with a quilted maple top and matching reverse quilted headstock on a 14" radius maple neck.  It has an ebony fingerboard with medium-jumbo stainless steel frets and abalone dot inlays.  Other features include a black pearloid pickguard, chrome hardware, Wilkinson tremolo, and Dunlop straploks.  Electronics consist of a a C22B in the bridge position, and a pair of AP11 single coils.

Jason Weiss' Bolt

This is a great looking Bolt!  It's finished in translucent Sapphire Blue on swamp ash, with a matching headstock.  Other features include a Birdseye maple fingerboard with jumbo frets, gold hardware, gold logo & white pearloid pickguard.

Jason also has a nice SC90 - see it right here.


Jason Croyle's Bolt-T
Carvin Museum Forums ID: AlsoRan

Here's Jason's second Bolt (see his former koa-topped swamp ash one below).  This one is also swamp ash, and in this case, finished in sapphire blue.  It's loaded with Twinblade pickups in a pearloid pickguard, a Birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone dot inlays and stainless steel frets, and chrome hardware with a Wilkinson tremolo.


Drew's Bolt
Carvin BBS ID: PianoMan

This is a very nice looking 2006 model Bolt, with looks that would rival any Strat.  It's finished in Tobacco Sunburst, with a very gradual fade, on alder.  The neck is maple with a gloss finish, and it has a maple fingerboard.  Other features include abalone dot inlays, chrome hardware, and white pearloid pickguard.

Drew says:

"Amazing guitar! This one arrived absolutely flawless from the factory. I thoroughly checked it over several times in the week or two after I got it in the mail, and I couldn't find so much as a tiny scratch or dent. Impressive work!

Also of note is that since receiving the guitar, the mini-switch used for activating the bridge pickup has been removed and replaced with a second tone pot. The original tone pot now controls the tone of the neck pickup, and the new one controls the bridge tone. Much better for my style!"