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I need some opinions for a Kiesel

Postby derickn315 » Sat May 19, 2018 5:08 pm

Hello,
I am very likely to order a Kiesel guitar this summer.
I personally do not have a lot of preferences on the look of the guitar, all I want is a comfortable, stable and very versatile coz I think that will be my only guitar for coming 5-10 years.
I will put that guitar in Hong Kong, which is a very humid place, do any neck construction, finish or wood choice will be better in this environment?
what kind of wood/what neck construction/finish or model will u guys suggest?

Also, anyone knows how much is the trans white finish and the baked maple neck treatment?
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Re: I need some opinions for a Kiesel

Postby maxpower » Sun May 20, 2018 10:37 am

I am probably going to go in a different direction than most...

I have to adjust the necks of my guitars often. I have both single piece and multi piece necks. I have clear coated and tung oiled finished. Beck through, set neck and set neck through...

So, on my last build, I opted for a headless to give easier access to the truss rod adjustment. :)
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Re: I need some opinions for a Kiesel

Postby derickn315 » Sun May 20, 2018 11:07 am

maxpower wrote:I am probably going to go in a different direction than most...

I have to adjust the necks of my guitars often. I have both single piece and multi piece necks. I have clear coated and tung oiled finished. Beck through, set neck and set neck through...

So, on my last build, I opted for a headless to give easier access to the truss rod adjustment. :)

interesting, although I have look at the headless / multi scale length model, i have no idea about their benefits,
I thought I should get a neck-thru model with multiple piece neck for the most stable neck.

also, i dont have a chance to try headless, i mainly play blues / rock, is it sorta strange to use a headless as my only guitar.
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Re: I need some opinions for a Kiesel

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun May 20, 2018 12:03 pm

HK? Cool. I grew up there. I turned 5 there and stayed til just before age 13.

Stable neck? They say a 5 piece is most stable.

If big time nightmares are a concern, consider a bolt neck. If it's a neck through that means the axe is trash if the neck warps.
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Re: I need some opinions for a Kiesel

Postby MarshallTSL » Sun May 20, 2018 1:07 pm

derickn315, For maximum versatility, I'd suggest the Aries with an HSH pickup layout and Acoustic Saddles and the Hipshot trem. For the neck, I'd probably go with a 5-pc rock maple neck. Adding more laminates won't buy you a lot more warp stability or immunity from humidity changes.
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Re: I need some opinions for a Kiesel

Postby derickn315 » Sun May 20, 2018 1:41 pm

MarshallTSL wrote:derickn315, For maximum versatility, I'd suggest the Aries with an HSH pickup layout and Acoustic Saddles and the Hipshot trem. For the neck, I'd probably go with a 5-pc rock maple neck. Adding more laminates won't buy you a lot more warp stability or immunity from humidity changes.

I was looking at the Aries too, im not sure about having a neck thru / bolt on, and which wood to pick.
I really dont use trem / middle pickup
So i'll do a tune-o-matic or the hipshot fix bridge with HH pickup
If im sure that I will do 5 piece maple + purple heart for neck thrus, but not sure on bolt-on yet.

what about body wood or finishes, any suggestion?

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Re: I need some opinions for a Kiesel

Postby derickn315 » Sun May 20, 2018 1:42 pm

gumbynotpokey wrote:HK? Cool. I grew up there. I turned 5 there and stayed til just before age 13.

Stable neck? They say a 5 piece is most stable.

If big time nightmares are a concern, consider a bolt neck. If it's a neck through that means the axe is trash if the neck warps.

thanks for the suggestion, what about finish/wood choice? any ideas?

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Re: I need some opinions for a Kiesel

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun May 20, 2018 5:29 pm

derickn315 wrote:
gumbynotpokey wrote:HK? Cool. I grew up there. I turned 5 there and stayed til just before age 13.

Stable neck? They say a 5 piece is most stable.

If big time nightmares are a concern, consider a bolt neck. If it's a neck through that means the axe is trash if the neck warps.

thanks for the suggestion, what about finish/wood choice? any ideas?


Their gloss is completely non-sticky. I kid u not. Go with gloss for extreme weather concerns, as the neck will be sealed.
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