Everyone loves a NGD so I thought I would share it with you guys. Have only been lurking the past months.
I traded my Mexican Strat for this one and I think I got lucky cause it was a straight trade! It's a 93 Carvin Ultra V. This is a perfect match for my ESP SV standard. The 25.5 scale makes for an easy transition between the guitars. It's got a fender style fixed bridge with the strings through the body. Neck through construction and awesome sounding pickups. It also has coil split on both pickups which blew me away.
These pickups are really fuckin hot but with the coil split it can get really nice and clean with nice attack, Came with a original hardcase and in insane condition for a 21 year old guitar.
I have no idea if the coil split was a factory option on these.. any Carvinheads here that knows?
Carvin used to offer all kinds of crazy electronics configurations, so yes, the coil splits are probably factory. I dunno why they don't do them as much anymore. My DC has coil splits plus a phase switch which is really neat. I'll also add that the control cavity on my DC is probably the cleanest and neatest guitar wiring I've seen.
Anyway, rad axe, man. Digging the uniform black.
I think you're the only person who loves those Carvin pickups. Most people hate 'em. Personally, I thought the bridge pickup in my DC sounded good (not great) but I swapped it out for a Super Distortion, which kills. I don't think the original in my guitar was the same model as the one in your Ultra V, though.