San Diego, CA - 25 April 2007 — Carvin, the name musicians the world over look to for fine guitars, basses, signal processing equipment, PA systems, and related musical electronics, is pleased to announce the re-introduction of the company’s legendary V220 electric guitar. Originally introduced in the 1980s, the V220 was played by chart topping artists of the decade and is one of two 80s-era guitars that customers demanded be re-issued.
The V220’s standard configuration incorporates the M-bridge with strings fed through the body—a hallmark of design excellence. This bridge is set into a routed pocket on special heavy studs. The strings feed through the body which creates increased downward pressure on the bridge resulting in exceptional sustain and tone. A Floyd Rose tremolo is optionally available.
With its Alder body and Hardrock Maple neck construction featuring a 25-inch scale and dot inlays, the V220 is designed to provide a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Further increasing the V220’s overall level of playability is its ebony fingerboard with a 12-inch radius and 24 medium jumbo frets. Several optional fret wires are available as well as two different stainless steel fret profiles. Augmenting the look of this dynamic instrument is its V-shape headstock.
The V220’s electronics are first rate, as evidenced by twin C22 Humbucking pickups. This proven design, with its extra windings and special quarter-inch thick alnico V magnet delivers a warm sustaining tone with rich harmonics. The V220 features a 3-way pickup selector, master volume, and a master tone control with a push/pull coil splitting switch. This outstanding guitar offers Sperzel™ locking tuners and all hardware is finished in Chrome for a great appearance that will retain its look for years.
Carvin’s V220 includes a varied assortment of standard colors, including black, classic white, red, pearl white, pearl red, pearl blue, tung oil, plus clear satin and clear gloss. This is just the tip of the iceberg, however, in terms of how guitarists may elect to customize their V220. Carvin offers a wide range of upgrades, including Black Chrome and Gold plated hardware, alternate bridge and neck pickups, color options for the Humbucking pickups, a variety of fingerboard, headstock and headstock overlay options, not to mention an almost endless assortment of colors and finishes.
Mark Kiesel, Vice President of Carvin Corporation, commented on the company’s new V220 guitar, “The Carvin V220 is one of those instruments that, by its appearance alone, takes guitarists back to the 80s glory days of rock and roll. Re-issued by popular demand, the new V220 benefits from state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and is an instrument that provides great sound, feels great in the hands, and has an appearance as unique as the guitarist who straps it on. All of us at Carvin are genuinely excited about this new guitar offering.”
Since its launch in 1946, Carvin has specialized in building and selling high quality musical instrument products direct to the consumer. The company’s innovative factory-direct approach has grown from a catalog mail order service into a large-scale manufacturing / retail business with a strong Internet presence. Today, Carvin customers can instantly purchase everything from customized, handcrafted instruments to tour-ready professional audio systems. With better than 60 years of achievement, Carvin continues to grow its relationship with musicians worldwide by offering an extensive range of guitars, basses, instrument amps, recording, and P.A. products.