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New CT7! UPDATED : HD pictures.

Postby lateralus819 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:16 am

Finally received my new CT7 after about 10 weeks of waiting.

What a joyous moment. I changed my order 3 different times and Keith was very understanding and worked with me. Can't say how happy I am to step into a higher end Kiesel. I have had two DC727's both in radiation green. Decided to treat myself after drooling over the flame topped CT7s.

This thing plays amazing. My DC727 feels quite inferior at the moment. Makes me think she needs a good setup.

I was not sure what to expect when I asked for the Pink/purple combo. All the pictures I have seen, it looks amazing and the photo I had sent actually had a lot more purple, I'm glad it is on the lighter side and actually looks like a fade.

The fit and finish is quite good. Were there some "Blemishes"? Yes but to me they're so minor it is not worth complaining. A couple spots (Right at the beginning and end of the FB a couple small pieces of the clear came off, I guess from assembly).These are the only "issues" if you can call it that (Some would obviously). I did have some buzzing on the Open E and after a quick chat with Albert I adjusted the truss rod and fixed that.

I'm used to the rounded body sides on the DC Series and I noticed when I first played this the edge of the body was kind of sharp and irritating but that has soon passed.

I did used to own a CT6 years back and remember that being quite the player as well.



Walnut body
Curly maple top
Birdseye fingerboard
Curly maple neck with Purpleheart stripes
Custom Pink with purple burst
SS Jumbo Frets
No inlays, side only

My original order was a Walnut neck with purple heart stripes with tongue oil. Then I changed to 1 piece curly maple and was worried about stability. Then I switched to Curly with purple heart stripes with clear over the neck.

I just gotta say though who ever did the paint job did a killer job and I could not be any happier! :rockon:

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Re: New CT7!

Postby dbone » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:25 am

That is seven strings of awesomeness! Love the colors and how the the finish came out, a nice subtle burst that makes the top pop.
I really enjoy my CT7 also it's just a wonderful instrument. Enjoy!
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Re: New CT7!

Postby lateralus819 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:41 am

Yes! The third photo is a really good representation of what it looks like in person.

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Re: New CT7!

Postby skully13a » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:55 am

Oh, man. 8) Super nice. I like it! :applause: :applause:
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Re: New CT7!

Postby lateralus819 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:04 am

Forgot to add some pictures of the back side.
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Re: New CT7!

Postby dejabluguitar » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:45 am

dang sexy!
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my original music
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way diffrent than my cover band
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Re: New CT7!

Postby spudmunkey » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:51 am

Yowza! :shock:

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Postby KH » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:02 pm

That is awesome! Congrats! :applause: 8) :applause: 8)

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Postby ElfDude » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:03 pm

lateralus819 wrote:
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Wubba wubba WUBBA! 8)
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Re: New CT7!

Postby ilyti » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:52 pm

Dude, that is stop-you-in-your-tracks, heart-attack, fall-down-flat, breathe-your-last and expire gorgeous!

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Postby DannyB819 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:00 pm

HOT!

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Postby Nlelith » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:01 pm

Such a tasty build, pure class. HNGD!

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Postby WoodEye » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:28 pm

Beautiful! I especially love the grain on the walnut. Total score. Enjoy!

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Re: New CT7!

Postby Treadplatedual » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:43 am

That is truly amazing - the top is just perfect, that the fretboard/color combo is insane! Well done, sir!
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Re: New CT7!

Postby toejam » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:30 am

Very nice! Congrats. :applause:
I never cared much for that headstock on the CT models, but it's growing on me. :)

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Re: New CT7!

Postby kdawg » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:45 am

A sexy guitar from every angle. Congrats.

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Re: New CT7!

Postby Coda » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:52 am

Oh man, calling it sexy doesn't even start to describe how nice that came out. I love the soft fade burst, and that backside and neck are works of art. Congratulations!
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Re: New CT7!

Postby lateralus819 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:22 pm

toejam wrote:Very nice! Congrats. :applause:
I never cared much for that headstock on the CT models, but it's growing on me. :)



Yeah I didn't want it that is for sure. They released the "new" Headstock 3 weeks after I ordered this and I didn't want to call and change it again.

One thing that did upset me was that they got rid of the old headstock but some how I saw they brought it back again??

Either way I do like it in person. Not as bad as I thought.

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Postby lateralus819 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:24 pm

Coda wrote:Oh man, calling it sexy doesn't even start to describe how nice that came out. I love the soft fade burst, and that backside and neck are works of art. Congratulations!


Oh yeah! Shes a BEAUTY. I had to run upstairs and my wife peaked in the case. Her expression was hilarious.

"OH MY GOD!" :D

My favorite part is the neck. Always wanted a pimped neck.

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Re: New CT7!

Postby arahobob » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:44 pm

lateralus819 wrote:
toejam wrote:Very nice! Congrats. :applause:
I never cared much for that headstock on the CT models, but it's growing on me. :)



Yeah I didn't want it that is for sure. They released the "new" Headstock 3 weeks after I ordered this and I didn't want to call and change it again.

One thing that did upset me was that they got rid of the old headstock but some how I saw they brought it back again??

Either way I do like it in person. Not as bad as I thought.



Great looking guitar - I've always liked this headstock w/ the CTs.

What's the "new" one?
The only two I see in the builder is your's and the new inline.
They brought back the original CT7 headstock or somethinng else?
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