Official Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Thread

KieselGuitars

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So, getting ready for NAMM and some of these are just turning out great! What do you think?

CT624 (California Carved top) custom Sapphire blue v-burst over burled maple top:
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DC800 with an ash top and ash body with jet black raw tone finish and customized electronics:
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SCB6 (Single Cut) with a spalted maple top on Black Limba body:
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SCB6 (Single Cut) Ash top with raw tone finish with a black limba body with Kiesel treated fretboard:
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V7 (Headless Series) Surf Green in a raw tone finish with a zebrawood fretboard:
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V7 (Headless series) in Ferrari red in a satin finish with Kiesel Lithium Pick ups and Hipshot bridge:
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LaXu

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That burled maple has a really striking figure but I don't like how they turn out so dark at least in most pics. Out of these I like the spalted maple one the best but you've certainly posted a lot better looking examples in this thread too.
 

KieselGuitars

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Some pics of the day for you!
C66 (Contour Series) Figured claro walnut top on Koa body!
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A7(Aries Series) Translucent white over flamed maple top with deep body binding effect on bevel:
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A6 (Aries Series) Deep lava stain on flamed maple top on mahogany black painted body:
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CS6 (California Single Cut) Deep honey burst over flamed maple top with black burst edges for James from Kutless:
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JB24 (Jason Becker Signature Edition):
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Lefty B24 (Brian Bromberg Signature Series) in a black limba body and satin finish:
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reentune

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Recently got back a repair from Kiesel.
A neck ding in my HH1x (the one featured at top of HH1 product page).
Happy to say the ding is gone.
I can still see where it was, but if what I can see had been smooth in the first place, I'd never have noticed it visually.
So...thanks, fellas.

Still puzzles me how three new guitars made it out the door with neck dings without being noticed, though.
And that doesn't even start to explain how my special run Vader 7 was built and shipped with multiple worn-through spots in the paint on the top bevels—and how the namesake and vice-president of the company refused to do anything about it and actually told me, "If you're not happy, you should just sell it at a small profit." Can you imagine?

(I can already see a line forming to buy it from me for more than a new one costs. What a brilliant idea—flipping used Carvins.)

Despite my many issues with the three Carvin/Kiesels I bought in 2015, the guitars were good enough that I wanted to keep them. So that says something.
 

KieselGuitars

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Awesome. The raw tone finish looks amazing. In fact, all of the finishes looks amazing. :cool:


Thanks man! Glad you approve!

Recently got back a repair from Kiesel.
A neck ding in my HH1x (the one featured at top of HH1 product page).
Happy to say the ding is gone.
I can still see where it was, but if what I can see had been smooth in the first place, I'd never have noticed it visually.
So...thanks, fellas.

Glad you got it back and dig it man!
 

KieselGuitars

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Some shots from today's walkthrough! What is your favorite?!
DC600 1 piece Ash body in trans aquaburst:
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SH575 with a flamed koa top and black burst edges:
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CT624 (California Carved Top Series) in Antique brown stain, satin finish, rosewood fretboard:
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V7 (Vader Headless Series) In blue mist metallic, satin finish:
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SCB6 in Jet black, satin:
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V7 (Vader Headless series) in white/white, satin finish, rosewood fretboard:

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LaXu

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How often do you check for new users on your official forums? I registered maybe a month ago but my account is still inactive.
 

KieselGuitars

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Hey all! Just trying to get caught back up from NAMM. We had an insane show this year and everyone said we had one of the busiest booths at the show. I am inclined to believe it. Crammed int and around the booth like sardines and the amount of interest was insane! I have about 250 emails left to respond to and our Sales guys are working to crank out responses, but here's some pics to enjoy!

NZ624KD (Neil Zaza Signature model)
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JB24 (Jason Becker Signature model)
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C66M with a deep aqua burst over flamed maple top:
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V8 (Vader Headless Series) in deep night burst over flamed maple top:
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Lefty SCB6 with black limba top with a black limba body, zebrawood fretboard:
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SCB6 in crimson red:
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Vader VB6 Fretless in Earth:
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Aries A6 in a Custom Pink:
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Ebony Topped KM7 at NAMM! Multiscale!
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KieselGuitars

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Some pics from today's walkthrough! Still catching up on all our messages! Hope you all enjoy!

DC600 in deep aquaburst:

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CS624M (Single Cut model) in deep orangeburst over flamed maple top:

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A6H (Aries Series) in Blue Mist Metallic over Ash body with Zebrawood fretboard:

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NS1 (Nylon Midi Synth Guitar) in Deep clear:

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CT3M (California Carved Top) in white/white:

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JB5 (Jazz Style Bass) In crimson red over spalted maple top:
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LaXu

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That deep aquaburst DC600 is gorgeous. I really hope the top on my AM7 ends up looking as good.

How come Kiesel does not offer any binding options on fretboards? Some flamed maple binding with a rosewood or ebony fretboard would look pretty great.
 

belleswell

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I've visited the site looking at existing models for sale for about the last year, and having a build done, as some with the treated fret boards had really caught my eye. I even traded a couple emails with Izzy. Last Dec, I found a used one on the bay for a great price, and although it was not like one I would have liked with the treated fb and figured top, it has given me a chance to check out my first. Here's number 35 in my collection and one that I believe was at the 2014 NAMM show for the black limba wood. The prior owner had only played it about 10 hours when I got it so it's mint. A wonderful playing guitar that was instant love. Some guitars take some time to warm up to. Not this one. In my 52 years of playing guitars of all brands, I can be picky about the little things and this guitar has passed the test on every level. I just wanted to say great job Carvin/Kiesel.
Cheers, J







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