Carvin Audio closes factory, set to liquidate assets

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Carvin Audio - best known as the company behind Steve Vai’s Legacy amps - has announced plans to close its factory and liquidate its assets.

The California firm made the announcement in a statement posted on Facebook:

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the Carvin Audio factory will be closing its doors after over 70 years.

“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!”

All items on Carvin Audio’s website are currently marked down by 25% as part of its liquidation sale.

Beyond that, the future of the company is uncertain.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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