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1953/1954 Carvin 6605 Lap Steel

Garrett Park Guitars

This guitar is in our Hall of Fame Collection and is no longer available for purchase.

For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 1953/1954 Carvin 6605 Lap Steel

Carvin Corporation is one of the great unknowns in the musical instrument business. Having manufactured since 1948 this California based company has made guitars, amps and a host of other gear that was sold direct to consumers.

Our Carvin is a 1953 or 1954 Doubleneck Lap Steel (with legs). It features a pearloid (Mother of Toilet Seat) finish and is completely functional and original. In nice original condition this cool old Steel sounds amazing. It has a few places where the plastic has come off but is 95% intact throughout. The electronics work great also. With original tweed case and legs.

Condition: Player Grade

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New Condition : Just out of the box from the manufacturer, may include items purchased from another dealer (will be stated if so)

Mint Conditionwhen we say mint, we mean mint. No wear, like new out of the box, previously owned
EC Excellent ConditionVery clean, might have some minor wear, dings, scratches, or finish cracks, but otherwise very close to new condition.
VGC Very GoodConditionBasically clean, might have some deeper scratches, pick wear or missing finish. Nothing real serious, no cracks, unless otherwise stated.

Player Grade or Vintage Player- Indicates an instrument that may have a vintage or collectible pedigree that has some restoration or changed parts

Good ConditionSolid playing condition, may have one or more repaired cracks or other cosmetic flaws.
FC Fair Condition and PC = PoorConditionIndicate that the instrument may have some problems, usually described.


Other Common Abbreviations and Phrases We Use

HSC Hard Shell Case : Includes hard shell case.
OHSC Original Hard Shell Case : Includes original hard shell case (usually vintage instruments).
SSC Soft Shell Case : Includes soft-shell case.
SN Serial Number : We include this whenever possible.
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