Hey all - I asked a question earlier this week about PRS SEs but I'm now leaning towards getting a Carvin instead.
My wishlist has changed in recent weeks and I'm now looking at an American made, double-cut guitar with a carved top and can't afford a nice USA made PRS like a Custom 22.
I've seen a few Carvins come up in the local craigslist for sale and the ones I've seen are nothing short of gorgeous with prices bordering on downright reasonable, although the ones I've seen on their website tend to skew a bit upward. Still can't seem to hit that $1000 sweet spot and still get everything I want.
But.. I'm not sure about a couple things. First, are they mostly heavy metal/shred guitars? I can't really handle a thin neck for long periods of time. Something larger, Stratesque is what I'm used to playing, but I'd like to treat myself to a carved top this time around.
So basically what I'd like to know is if there's a big enough neck, how the pickups sound and if there's enough sustain on their bodies. Any help would be appreciated.