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NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby JCG » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:46 pm

I got my KV6 today with the changes that Jeff made with input from Mike.

This is what I ordered:
KIESEL MODEL: KV6
R - Right Handed
H - Hipshot Fixed Bridge
LMW - Maple Neck/White Limba Body
FT - Bookmatched 4A Flamed Maple Top
CG - Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
50 - Red Denim
BST - Blackburst Edges - THIN
RNC - Rear of Body Natural Clear
624 - 2 X 4 Headstock
FPH - Flamed Maple Headstock Matches Body Finish
BMF - Birdseye Maple Fingerboard
KTB - Red Denim
50 - Treated Blocks - Offset
EVOJ - Gold Jumbo Frets
R14 - 14in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
KLB - Kiesel Passive Lithium Bridge Pickup
TBH - Twin Blade Neck Pickup
400 - Black Pickups (Standard)
BC - Black Hardware
46 - Elixir 1046E Light Gauge .010 - .046 (Standard)
DSLG - Drop Shadow Gold Metallic Logo
SL - Dunlop Straplocks
ETR - Engraved Truss Rod Cover Black
L1: JCG
SC10 - Black Ultimate Soft Guitar Case


Here are the "surprise changes" Jeff made:
Flamed Maple body (appears to be one piece)
rear of body - Black Denim
ktb - black denim with offset red denim blocks

The weather isn't cooperating today, so the pics aren't the best.
I'll post better ones later, but for now:

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby arahobob » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:14 pm

That's a cool look for sure!
I dig the red binding edge and the black brust.

The treated board is sweet, but the blocks seem sort odd in the photos.
They look kind of skinny on the low end, compared to the upper side. Maybe it's just a photo - illusion?


Regardless, it's really fantastic. I absolutely LOVE the red binding !!!!!
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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby JCG » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:33 pm

arahobob wrote:The treated board is sweet, but the blocks seem sort odd in the photos.
They look kind of skinny on the low end, compared to the upper side. Maybe it's just a photo - illusion?


No illusion. The blocks on the bass side are thinner.

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby JCG » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:34 pm

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:48 pm

arahobob wrote:The treated board is sweet, but the blocks seem sort odd in the photos.
They look kind of skinny on the low end, compared to the upper side. Maybe it's just a photo - illusion?


I think, because of the angle of the photos, the low "E" string is actually covering some of the lower register "inlays", making them look more slim.

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby toejam » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:50 pm

Holy crap, a full flamed maple body! Awesome. :drool:

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby Bovine » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:55 pm

Absolutely off the chain fantastic!! One of my top two vanquishes so far!! :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby Bovine » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:03 pm

And while I do like the black denim back, I think I would have liked it better with the original White Limba RNC. I think that would have worked best with that fretboard. But it's still killer!!
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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby arahobob » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:25 pm

Bovine wrote:And while I do like the black denim back, I think I would have liked it better with the original White Limba RNC. I think that would have worked best with that fretboard. But it's still killer!!


i guess if Jeff wants to give you a flamed maple body / black denim you just take it.
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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby rzbk777 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:35 am

Love it! :drool: :applause:

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby Bob77 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:03 am

The all-around flame is really fantastic.

I have a question though:

Why is the finish front and back called "denim"? To me, they look just like a regular stain over flame. When I hear the word "denim" I think of those guitars that have the heavily washed out and faded stain with several white spots in between the flame. Maybe that's called faded denim? Are there different types of denim now?
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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby dejabluguitar » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:43 am

John you already know I like.

In pics the binding appears brighter than the top, True? Is that due to being masked off during the bursting?
Also the, burst does not appear "thin", the horns are solid black.
Just my 2 cents. It is fantastic, but are you happy with his changes?
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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby freakofnature » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:09 am

Dude that is one sic axe. I'm actually not into this body style for Guitar (Think it looks amazing on a Bass though go figure) but this design makes it looks stellar!

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby JCG » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:15 pm

Thanks everyone.

I contacted Jeff to get some clarification on this build since the invoice doesn't match the final product.
For example, the invoice says red denim ktb with black denim blocks, the final build is opposite of that.
I'm sure that is due to some experimentation to get something he was happy with.

So, this is what Jeff had to say: "Yes that is 5A plus one piece body, I cut the top off and glued it back on in the same spot - to give me a perfect line for the color transitions. Red Denim center and blacked out body with a black burst and red out binding Did everything myself."

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby ilyti » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:12 pm

That is stunning. What a work of art. I for one like what Jeff did. Whether it is better than what you specced out, I have no idea.

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:06 pm

JCG wrote:"Yes that is 5A plus one piece body, I cut the top off and glued it back on in the same spot - to give me a perfect line for the color transitions.


That turned out really cool! The flame from the body continues up into the bevel, just like it would if it were just one solid billet without the cut. Neat!

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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby MikeBass » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:21 pm

So awesome :applause:
Easily one of the best backsides I've seen in a great long while :shock:
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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby skully13a » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:16 pm

Mesmerizing guitar, man. 8) You've got an eye, for sure. :mrgreen:
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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby TL60 Dude » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:20 pm

Incredible job by Kiesel! Amazing!
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Re: NGD - KV6 - Red Denim

Postby DesmoBob » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:11 pm

To quote Jeff:

Rad!


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