This is my favorite part of my job at Ant Hill Music… guitars, basses, drums, I love to see them all. Especially when the instrument is “old” or “unique”. Today’s repair journal will focus on a 1984 Carvin CM140
Here is the original ad for this guitar that I found on carvinmuseum.com:
So I know the ad is “dated” (or an even better term vintage), but all the info on this axe is on the money. And when you pick up the guitar, you see and feel what this thing is made of. Originally made in 1980, the CM140 has gone largely unchanged. In 1984 there were options of other types of bridges that one could have on this instrument as it was listed decades ago.
This guitar is flat. Top and bottom. AND it has a set neck. The weight…probably between 11-13 pounds.
Switch for coil tapping and reverse phasing the humbucker pick ups. This does have 2 1/4″ mono outs for a true stereo sounding guitar. A closer look at the locking nut, reveals a locking tremolo slot with a brass nut. We hope he can find the necessary parts for completion of this guitar.
A solid build to say the least. The customer was pretty stoked when we let him know that this thing was ready to be picked up. Nothing but original parts on this axe.
We hope you enjoyed this article today. If you happen to be in the South Florida area and need some work, come on by and we will be happy to assist.
As always…play well, and play on!