Monday, February 21, 2011

Allan Holdsworth Carvin Fatboy



Allan Holdsworth is fantastic guitarist with almost inhuman legato technique.  His melody, soloing, chord voicing, well everything sounds like it has some alien origin.  In the 70's and 80's he used Steinberger guitars exclusively. Although I am a fan of his sound, I really don't prefer the look and feel of headstock-less guitar.

Later, he began using Bill DeLap guitars.  To me, the look is almost exactly the same.



Eventually he contacted Carvin Guitars to create the Carvin HF2 and the HF2 Fatboy models.   To me,  the style is miles ahead of the steinbergers.  They come equipped with a MIDI pickup for piezo and synth sounds, and the HF2 is simply hollow and HF2 is completely hollow.

The benefits of hollow bodies are really nice, you get more warmth and sustain.  Also, because of the guitar is hollow inside there is less feedback with distortion and gain.   These guitars really versatile, and sound great. If they made a 7 string version, I would pick one up in a heartbeat.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=hf2


And they have a headstock.

31 comments:

  1. his guitar in this video is awesome

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  2. Nice post, I have a HD28 myself

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  3. The green guitar from the video is ridiculous.

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  4. Gotta love great looking guitars

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  5. The green guitar in the video is a synthaxe. Next post I might inform users on various MIDI guitars and instruments. Thanks for your support.

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  6. The design of these guitars is amazing.

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  7. very sick! im liking that green guitar

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  8. couldn't agree more... he's awesome. great skills!!

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  9. The video was sweet. He does sound unique!

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  10. I'd do almost anything for that green guitar!

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  11. those are some sweet riffs man... thanks for the find my brother!

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  12. he holds his guitar like a bagpipe in that picture ahah.

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  13. Damn thats pretty nice, definitely a guitar player who deserves his credit. Nice find man, another great read. :)

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  14. Awesome guitars, i wish i could have one.

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  15. where's the headstock on that guitar :O lol

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  16. nice guitars, wish i could have one

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  17. that guitar he was playing in the video is hideous. I WANT IT!

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  18. Gorgeous Guitar! I still want a semi hallow body Gretsh.

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  19. Haha, the green guitar is so funny. First time I've ever seen something like that..

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  20. i love blogs like this. love to learn.

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  21. haha thats is such a sick green guitar in the vid. would be sick to see live!

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  22. Those are some nice guitars, rock on.

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