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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby Doctor Turn » Thu May 10, 2018 10:03 am

ToneWood wrote:
Doctor Turn wrote:I don't even see the guitar in the website yet, let alone a hyperspecific measurement like that. You'd best off to call on that one, or maybe email Mike Jones or Chris.


I don't think the body width (size) is that hyper-specific. Is it ~ 13? 14? 15?


I was responding to your question specifically about lower bout measurement, not the body in general. Anyhow my overall point was that even basic, general measurements of the guitar as a whole--the guitar itself, basically--hadn't made it up to the site yet, so my statement was that it was best to call.

Which is always good advice with Kiesel, I think, when published data is not available.. lest someone give you bad info on the forum that you then in turn use in your personal decision making.
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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby ToneWood » Thu May 10, 2018 11:28 am

Doctor Turn wrote:
ToneWood wrote:
Doctor Turn wrote:I don't even see the guitar in the website yet, let alone a hyperspecific measurement like that. You'd best off to call on that one, or maybe email Mike Jones or Chris.


I don't think the body width (size) is that hyper-specific. Is it ~ 13? 14? 15?


I was responding to your question specifically about lower bout measurement, not the body in general. Anyhow my overall point was that even basic, general measurements of the guitar as a whole--the guitar itself, basically--hadn't made it up to the site yet, so my statement was that it was best to call.

Which is always good advice with Kiesel, I think, when published data is not available.. lest someone give you bad info on the forum that you then in turn use in your personal decision making.


Tnx. I think 12" is a bit too small for my arm :) Too bad, I really like the concept, look, and sound.

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby Doctor Turn » Thu May 17, 2018 12:16 pm

*wrong thread sorry*
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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:45 pm

Looks like they are starting to find their way into people's homes:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1531403 ... 158550285/

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby MarkusB » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:07 am

Sorry if this has been asked before, but: does anyone know the soundhole diameter and depth? It looks rather small, but if I could fit a DiMarzio Black Angel there... I'm afraid I'll be back to the waiting room pretty soon. :lol:

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby ChrisN » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:55 pm

MarkusB wrote: I'm afraid I'll be back to the waiting room pretty soon. :lol:

Go for it, Markus! :applause:
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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby ToneWood » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:36 am

MarkusB wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before, but: does anyone know the soundhole diameter and depth? It looks rather small, but if I could fit a DiMarzio Black Angel there... I'm afraid I'll be back to the waiting room pretty soon. :lol:


If they're the same, I can measure my AC375 and CL450 diameters for you, but that's all. Can't help with the depth.

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:38 pm

MarkusB wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before, but: does anyone know the soundhole diameter and depth? It looks rather small, but if I could fit a DiMarzio Black Angel there... I'm afraid I'll be back to the waiting room pretty soon. :lol:


According to someone on FB, the hole is about 8cm in diameter. I'm going to guess the hole is less than 1.5" deep, since the "body thickness" is listed as 1.68" thick on the solid body Zeus, and it's supposed to be the same body.

So I would say it's 1.5" at the absolute max.

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby MarkusB » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:31 am

spudmunkey wrote:According to someone on FB, the hole is about 8cm in diameter. I'm going to guess the hole is less than 1.5" deep, since the "body thickness" is listed as 1.68" thick on the solid body Zeus, and it's supposed to be the same body.

So I would say it's 1.5" at the absolute max.


Omg, that's even smaller than I thought. All my favourite soundhole mags definitely need more... Hmmm.
Thanks for the reply!

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:46 am

An acquaintance of mine was in a similar predicament. He knew her was only ever going to use the guitar with the one pickup but it had an oddly-shaped sound hole, so he actually added notches to the sides of the songs hole. Just big enough to fit the pickup, but small enough that the pickup covered them. He was a borderline "master woodworker" though, so he was braver than most with this.

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby MarkusB » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:44 am

spudmunkey wrote:... he actually added notches to the sides of the songs hole. Just big enough to fit the pickup, but small enough that the pickup covered them. He was a borderline "master woodworker" though, so he was braver than most with this.


Definitely out of my comfort zone :lol:

If anyone else is interested, it occurred to me that it's possible to calculate the soundhole diameter by comparing it to the width of a Zeus 6-string fretboard at 24th fret (2.25" according to the site). The best image for doing the comparison is the fifth from this thread, and I get exactly 3.3" (8.38 cm) for the diameter (smaller than most parlors, and smaller than the minimum clearance needed by all the soundhole mag pickups I'm aware of).

As much as I like the idea of an electric/acoustic hybrid like this, I don't want to be limited to a single piezo output...

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby ToneWood » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:50 am

MarkusB wrote:As much as I like the idea of an electric/acoustic hybrid like this, I don't want to be limited to a single piezo output...


Well it's definitely a one-trick pony as sold. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby dbone » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:04 am

Looks like the Zeucoustic page is up

https://www.kieselguitars.com/catalog/guitars/za6
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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:20 am

Wait...i thought it used piezo saddles... does it really use an LR Baggs ribbon pickup? :think:

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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby dbone » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:35 am

Your guess is a good as mine maybe they just copied it from another page.
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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:45 am

yeah, it's the same text as the CC275. :roll:

Its kinda like how the thumbnail for the Ultra V on the Guitars page is the discontinued 7-string. :roll:
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Re: Zeus Acoustic Electric

Postby scheater5 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:34 pm

I skimmed through the other pages, sorry if I missed this

I cannot abide headless guitars. Just my preference, I think they're ugly. But an acoustic 7 string is something I have wanted Kiesel/Carvin to make for YEARS (I'm almost certain I made a post about it on the old Carvin forum but I can't find it). So a Zeus acoustic with a headstock (SCB acoustic?) would have me eyeing my wallet.


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