Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

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Re: re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby fatfretty » Tue May 20, 2014 10:31 pm

vlnbow wrote:Purple Sunset - Love this opt 50!

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I love this finish. I am currently using this pic as the screen saver on my galaxy tab. I think for me I will want it a little darker in the middle, but this is definitely going be on a future build.
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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby NullPointer » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:01 pm

Here's my recent Opt50 - Faded Denim Finish CT624, black trim.

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby mbardu » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:09 pm

Can't believe I never posted that one here...

Pink>Purple "Dreamburst"/"Candyburst"

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Re: re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby amispy » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:56 am

mbardu wrote:Pink>Purple "Dreamburst"/"Candyburst"


Wow! That's nice!
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Re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby christianfox » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:37 am

B. wrote:I recently received my my first guitar with a custom / "option 50" ($100 up-charge / no return) finish and could not be more pleased. They did a perfect teardrop burst pattern on the body based on a photo I supplied.
Was I nervous? Oh hell ya. I honestly had a straight to ebay contigency plan.
If it didn't turn out, I didn't want to hang my sale pro with the grief. I was gonna dump it, regroup and reorder the same in a solid color (one of the dark reds).

My expectations were managed downward accordingly. As I opend the case for the first time, Shock... Joy... Perfection!
This thing is so frikin' right it's sick. I'm left with the distinct impression that every person that touched it (from sales to shipping) gave it an added level of attention because it was an option 50 build.

Risk / Reward...
Was it worth the upcharge and risk of being stuck with it? For me... yes!
Would I do it a 2nd time? Perhaps not.
I'm sure glad I did though, and happy that Carvin (quietly) gives you the option to take a risk and create a "one-of-a-kind (for better or worse) instrument.
Share your "Option 50" finish happy endings and photos.

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How do you like that pickup combination?
I've always been curious about how it would sound putting a C22B with an S22J in the bridge and neck respectively. I love the S22J and couldn't bear to part with it, but I sometimes find myself wishing for the more tight, focused, and better crunch of the C22B for harder rock styles.
As for the burst, rock on!
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Re: re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby Chris O » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:08 pm

vlnbow wrote:Purple Sunset - Love this opt 50!

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Man...that reminds me a LOT of the George Lynch Tiger with the reverse hockey headstock... Sweet!

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby jromanov » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:12 am

Opt50 Deep Green / Deep Moss Green Burst CT6M ... Just Amazing! What a great job Carvin did with this build ... Check out the unreal body binding. How did that even happen? :applause: :applause:

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Re: re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby MatiasTolkki » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:47 am

You know I wish I could steal this op50 for a build. It's just so purty :drool: Hey wait a minute, if enough peopel order an op50, like dragonburst, they just might make it an option in the builder :stir:

mbardu wrote:Can't believe I never posted that one here...

Pink>Purple "Dreamburst"/"Candyburst"

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby toejam » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:34 am

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby dejabluguitar » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:04 pm

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby JCG » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:50 pm

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby OotMagroot » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:26 pm

Holy crap! That SCB6 is Bad@$$! I'm a sucker for HSS guitars!

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Re: re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby mbesp » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:16 am

mbardu wrote:Can't believe I never posted that one here...

Pink>Purple "Dreamburst"/"Candyburst"

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This color is awesome!!!

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby JCG » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:00 am

Custom Lizardburst:

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby JCG » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:58 am

Opt 50 Tealburst and TransBlack edge:


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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby JCG » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:59 am

Opt 50 Blood Red and darker red blocks:

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby JCG » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:01 am

Opt 50 Macassar Ebony and Purpleheart center layer:


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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby Garnoch » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:17 pm

JCG, I constantly drool over your guitars. Just sayin'.

1. Ebony SCB

2. Burl CS6 with multi colored neck

3. Mahogany CS3 with teardrop burst

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re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby voodoo_Jef » Sat May 28, 2016 6:23 pm

While not an Opt50, per se (it`s jus a classic sunburst), it was a NR/NE build for having that finish on Koa.

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Re: Option 50 Finish (and Happy!) Club

Postby JCG » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:05 am

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