Carvin started in 1946 as the L. C. Kiesel Company, named for its founder Lowell C Kiesel. At the time, the company focused on creating guitar pickups to help magnify the sound of electric guitars (which had been invented in 1931 and were an established type of instrument by this period).
How many guitars does Carvin Amps and audio make?
The company continues to innovate, and the renowned Custom Shop produces more than 5000 instruments each year. Meanwhile, Carvin Amps and Audio took over the manufacturing of pickups and other audio equipment.
Is the Carvin Corporation still in business?
Carvin Corporation continued to operate the brands Carvin Amplifiers and Carvin Audio, which manufactured guitar and bass amplifiers as well as other professional audio gear. In October 2017, Carvin Audio announced that their California factory would be closing its doors after over 70 years.
Is the Carvin Audio Factory in California closing?
In October 2017, Carvin Audio announced that their California factory would be closing its doors after over 70 years. On January 23, 2018, Carvin Amps and Audio announced the relaunch of their website. On June 14, 2018 Carvin announced the warehouse has been moved to a centralized USA location to offer customers faster shipping countrywide.
In this section of the site, you can see the evolution of Carvin’s guitars, as well as see models that have long since been retired.
What kind of neck does a Carvin guitar have?
Many of those models, especially the long-running DC150 and DC200 models evolved over a 20 year period, from an initial offering of a Höfner bolt-on neck or Carvin maple set neck and maple body to the current neck-thru design with alder body, with lots of variations in between.