Carvin AC40 Deluxe bass in excellent, almost new, condition. Original owner, purchased from the old Carvin store in Santa Ana, CA. Bought this for a gig many years ago and it's been stored in the tweed case ever since. Currently has flat wound coated strings and plays like a dream with a slim, fast neck. Gold hardware and flamed koa finish. This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, AC40 bass.

Here's the desription and specs from the Carvin website:

Carvin AC-40 Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar with Tweed Hardshell Case

The AC40 is designed to produce acoustic bass tones when played through an amplifier - it is not a "true acoustic" like a jumbo-bodied acoustic bass. The AC40 acoustic/electric bass is built to the highest possible standards with features found only on high-end and boutique basses, without the boutique price. The AC40 is more than just an instrument - it's a work of art that you'll be proud to play and own for a lifetime. The AC40 produces the best amplified acoustic tone possible!

Features a hand-selected mahogany for the body and neck. All of our neck and fingerboard woods undergo a long conditioning process in our de-humidification chambers to remove any stress in the wood and prevent future warping or twisting. The body is carved out for maximum resonance while maintaining stability, and the neck runs the length of the body for increased sustain and strength. The mahogany construction produces warm tones, perfect for a semi-hollow instrument. The AC40 is light and comfortable to play - it weighs only 6.25 pounds, which is several pounds lighter than a conventional solid-body bass. The body is similar in size to a solid-body bass, at 13.4" wide at the widest point, and is 1.8" thick.

The mahogany neck-through-body adds to the warmth the overall tone of the instrument. The neck itself is topped with a high-gloss finish, or you can choose a tung-oil or satin finish on the back of the neck. Each Carvin neck goes through an exclusive several week long conditioning process which maximizes the stability of the neck forever. Two high-strength carbon-fiber reinforcing rods are placed in all bass necks along with a very stout and reliable easy to adjust dual action truss rod.

The AC40 has an LR Baggs ribbon-acoustic pickup. This pickup is less than 1/32" thick and contains a film sensor laminated between layers of Kapton and then laser-trimmed to its final form. It's reliable and innovative, with a sensor that is responsive to vibration but not to pressure on the pickup itself. This minimizes the sterile sound that is characteristic of most pressure-sensitive under-saddle pickups, because as the guitar top moves with the vibrations of the strings, so does the pickup, naturally reflecting the actual sound and dynamics of the AC40.

 
construction
neck-through scale length
34" body
mahogany with AAA Engleman spruce top neck
mahogany with inline headstock, two high-strength carbon-fiber reinforcing rods and fully-adjustable dual action truss rod fingerboard
ebony, 14" radius inlays
standard white dots neck width
1.62" wide @ nut, 2.40" wide @ 24th fret hardware
chrome bridge
ebony acoustic with TUSQ saddle and strings-through-body tuners
Carvin premium tuners, 20:1 ratio frets
24 medium-jumbo, .103 wide X .048 tall pickup
LR Baggs ribbon transducer electronics
active with master volume, bass & treble controls strings
La Bella tapewounds dimensions
46" long, 13.4" wide body, 1.8" thick body average weight
6.25 pounds

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Listed4 days ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Brand
Model
  • AC40 Deluxe Bass w/Tweed Case
Finish
  • Koa
Categories
Year
  • 2006-2010
Made In
  • United States

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