Carvin Cobalt 980MW Reviews
I have been looking for a crisper sounding acoustic with active electronics and the Carvin Cobalt series was very affordable and appeared to get unanimously glowing reviews. Purchased direct from Carvin for $848 including shipping and hardshell case; they threw in a nice 20 ft. cord. The first unit I received had a serious neck defect and was replaced.
The Cobalt 980MW (maple) is one of the best sounding guitars out there if you want a clean, crisp, full balanced sound. The Fishman Prefix electronics allow all the tweaking you want when plugged. I would say the action is good to very good, although not as good as I expected and definitely not as good as many of the higher-end Guilds and Gibsons I have played (as well as my old Yairi and Epiphone). Nevertheless, well worth the money.Martin Hansen rated this unit on 2004-07-06.
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