Carvin HF2 Fat Boy Allan Holdsworth Signature GuitarCarvin
Every time a play a Carvin instrument, I'm always a bit puzzled as to why they're not more popular among guitar players. Their build quality is superlative and the playability is second to none. So, it comes as no surprise, at least to me, that this HF2 Fat Boy is one mean, sleek rock machine. Designed in collaboration with the late, great Allan Holdsworth, this Fat Boy is unique in it's construction and execution. Constructed with an alder semi-hollow body that employs a twin beam suspension that allows the top to vibrate freely, the Fat Boy can ape a tone that is more akin to a full on arch top hollow body than that of a compact solid body. Other features include a set in maple neck, ebony fingerboard with 20" radius, quilted maple top, locking tuners and pair of Holdsworth H22 pickups. The tone is smooth and warm with a relaxed attack. With some overdrive, the tone morphs into smokey, sustain filled thrill ride that takes on a real vocal, violin-like character. The total weight comes in at a light 6 lb. 12 oz. The overall condition is very good with some finish swirling and some fine clear coat scratches. There is no fret wear present on this guitar. This is a guitar designed for players by one of the greatest players of all time.