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    I picked up a nice 7 string Carvin off Ebay, a pretty mahogany with 5-piece neck through (with walnut stringers) Its got a nice OFR in black (I've always wanted one) but as was Carvins thing for a while, no locking nut and Sperzel type tocking tuners.
    Whole guitar is raw tung oil.
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    The neck is thinner with ebony with side dots only and SS jumbos with ZERO wear. Thats a custom wood cover made by Bob's custom Plates, rosewood knobs but...

    Old owner simply HAD to move the volume knob ... looks to have cut hole with a rusty corkscrew??
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    Gonna try matching a mahogany plug and starting top over, will be adding a top edge bevel like Abasi guitars have and will carve out the back of the lower cutaway to accommodate my overly large hand..
    I plan to take it down to bare wood and refinish with 5-7 coats of Libron finishing oil and and Renaissance Wax, with or without a red base tint.

    First guitar I've bought since 1991! That one was also a Carvin (I still have) and almost exactly 1/2 the cost of this one, adjusted for inflation they cost the same.

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    That's a sweet looking axe,........ except for the "custom work".

    Probably tough to get a plug to match. Maybe you can carefully cut out a piece big enough to plug holes from underneath one of the covers on the back? It'd then be the same wood and grain pattern.
    "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."

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