The Carvin AE185 is an incredibly versatile, semi acoustic Guitar, very light, and has a wide variety of tones.
As the Carvin Website said of the AE185 “It’s unique semi-hollow acoustic/electric configuration allows you to jump from electric lead riffs to acoustic tone with ease, giving you essentially two instruments in one.”
A ribbon transducer pickup under the saddle gives you a lush, acoustic sound, which is both warm and bright, due to the mahogany body.
The 2 C22 humbucking pickups, with ‘custom wound vintage plain enamel wire, brings out the harmonically rich tone and sustain of the guitar’. The two coil splitters can then halve the humbuckers into single coils , giving you another tone altogether. With the 3 way switch allowing you to select neck, bridge or acoustic pickup, you also have a Pan control where you can blend acoustic and electric pickups. The guitar then also has Dual output jacks, allowing you to have a separate acoustic ,and electric signal through two different amps or combine the two.
An incredible guitar, with so many tones and sounds to explore.
Comes with original Carvin hard case.
Body :Mahogany with single F hole
Neck: Mahogany through neck
Top: Engleman Spruce
Fingerboard: 25″ scale ebony fingerboard with white pearl dot inlays.
Machine Head : Premium locking Tuners.
Bridge : Ebony Acoustic with TUSQ saddle with strings fed through body.
Pickups : For Electric playing 2x Classic Series C22 humbucking pickups.
For Acoustic Playing LR Baggs ribbon Transducer.
Active Electronics : Master Volume.
3 way pickup selector.
2x Active Tone Controls 1 for electric pickups, 1 for Acoustic.
Pan control to blend acoustic and electric pickups.
Dual output jacks- allows you to separate the electric and acoustic signals to different amps or combine them into one.