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Carvin Introduces The Contour C66M Electric Guitar

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Thursday November 30, 2006

Carvin is pleased to introduce the new Contour C66M electric guitar. Featuring Carvin's legendary Tune-O-Matic bridge with the strings feeding through the body, the new Contour C66M is a guitarist's dream come true and is available as a model upgrade over the company's standard Contour C66 electric guitar.

Carvin's Contour 66 was released in 2003 as the company's deluxe bolt-on neck guitar. Since that time, guitarists everywhere have been asking for a Contour guitar with the company's Tune-O-Matic bridge. Now, Carvin answers the call. The through the body feeding of the strings delivers improved tone and sustain—taking an already great guitar and elevating it to the next level.

The standard pickup configuration on Carvin's Contour C66 has always been a neck and bridge C22 humbucker. Carvin's Custom Shop is now offering the HSS option with two AP11 single coil pickups in the neck and middle position, with a C22B humbucker in the bridge. With Zero adjustments to their heights, the AP11 pickups produce a warm, rich sound with full bodied low end. Similarly, the C22B humbucker features Alnico V magnets that deliver a rich, smooth sound—and with the close spacing of the pole pieces, guitarists won't experience drop-off when bending the strings.

Designed for a lifetime of musical enjoyment, Carvin's new Contour C66M features an Adler body and a deluxe AAAA Curly Flame Maple top that is coupled with a Hardrock Maple neck sporting a Tung oil satin finish. Adding to the guitar's overall level of playability is its ebony fingerboard with a 12-inch radius and 22 medium jumbo frets. All hardware is chrome, and the instrument's electronics include master volume and tone controls, plus a 5-way selector switch.

Mark Kiesel, Vice President of Carvin Corporation, commented on the company's new Contour C66M guitar, "The Carvin Contour C66M builds upon the success of our popular Contour C66. With the addition of the Tune-O-Matic bridge, players will experience a noticeable improvement in the guitar's tone and sustain, and the cost of the upgrade is very modest."

The Carvin Custom Shop is now offering the HSS ($30) option with two AP11 single coil pickups in the neck and middle position, with a C22B humbucker in the bridge. The C66M is now available as a model upgrade for only $20 over the standard C66's direct price of $979.00.

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