I had an H2 strung with 008s, and this (weird string tension) didn't happen.
Also, just played for 3 hours going through my song set, and the guitar will NOT stay in tune at all.
I understand that the strings need to be stretched out, but 3 hours of constant playing should be plenty....not to mention, actually doing the obligatory INTENTIONAL string stretching I did.
All in all, not a good NGD.
I considered making a post in "Carvin Guitars", but not much point. From a fit and finish perspective, it's fantastic. The quality is first rate. But the tuning and string tension issue make this a no-go for me.
Really had impossibly high hopes, based on my love of the H2 I had previously.
Still a Carvin lover, but I don't feel like waiting another 10 weeks for a new guitar; I don't have a back-up axe, and have gigs lined up. Maybe will try another Carvin next year.
Of course I shall continue to visit and post here; the members are all respectful, knowledgeable, and fun!