Carvin Audio and Amplifiers has announced they will closing up shop. The company, which creates bass and guitar amps as well as pro audio, has been in business for over seven decades. They made an announcement via their Facebook page.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the Carvin Audio factory will be closing its doors after over 70 years,” they wrote. “We are thankful for the many years we’ve had in this business and the support you all have given us. We’d like to thank all of you for your devotion to our gear and championing us live, in the studio, and on social media. We hope to see our gear live on in your musical lives for many years to come! Shortly, we will be making an announcement about our liquidation sale. Thank you all!”
Carvin Corporation was founded in 1946 and produced their first tube amps in 1948 with dedicated bass amps starting in the 1960s. While Carvin made guitars and basses, that portion of the company split off to become Kiesel Guitars in 2015. Kiesel Guitars released a statement that “[Carvin’s closing] in no way affects the continued operations at the Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop.”