Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

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Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby ablett » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:43 pm

https://imgur.com/gallery/kO5wM

Here is my plain jane HF2, tung oil finish with stock woods. I took delivery in June 2017

Really loving it, a few small issues but overall I'm really impressed with Kiesel, and will definitely be selling a few Gibsons and Fenders and buying more guitars from them.
Only upgrades from stock are the inlays, the ebony headstock veneer, and the coil splitting. Kinda wishing I went for the 5 piece maple neck but I have every confidence with the one piece.
Issues with order:
1) Wrong pickups installed... I specifically ordered the H22 set (I like the look of the 22pole pieces - and majority of tone reviews on YouTube have these pups) but was "accidentally upgraded" to the Holdsworth lithiums... bummed at first at the cock up, but man these pickups slay. Can't argue with tone like that! So I've decided to just live with it... despite not being what I ordered.

2) No end cap (I don't know the technical name for it) on the pickup selector... I assume it was mean ti ship with one? It seems odd that it would get past final setup and inspection with it missing... and yes I checked the case if it somehow unwound and fell off in shipping but no luck... or am I out of the loop... it's meant to come with one, right?

3) not really a huge issue but just a personal preference... I really dislike the inlay on the 3rd fret. Just not my thing... there's a close up in the Imgur gallery.

So those three things still leave me with a first impression of 97%!
Next build will be a headless... I can see this becoming a dangerous addiction!
2017 HF2 'Plain Jane' (KH12)
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Re: Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby skully13a » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:18 pm

That's a gorgeous guitar, ablett! I like that just a straight up guitar is a thing of beauty nevertheless. With the abalone dots, you kinda just get what you get. I'm sure there's a dot or two in my herd I don't care for much. Meh.
Overall and but for that selector cap that's out of the park. :applause: :applause:
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Re: Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby kdawg » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:06 am

Very nice sir. It may be "plain Jane" but it sure looks pretty. Enjoy.

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Re: Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby Pall Mall » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:13 pm

3rd fret is an eclipse

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Re: Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby dejabluguitar » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:24 pm

feel around in the case for the switch tip. oh this the photo gallery. pic please.
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Re: Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby Treadplatedual » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:54 pm

That's a beauty :D

and can confirm said addictiveness, 10/10 would build again
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Re: Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby toejam » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:14 pm

Wow, I like that a lot! Congrats. :)

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Re: Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby ablett » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:25 pm

Loving the plain jane! actually fairly impressed with how interesting the 'stock' wood turned out to be. I've taken her to a few schools I teach at and the kids are always blown away, some of them say it's the coolest/prettiest/nicest guitar they've ever seen. AND i can see why... I guess a lot of kids these days are mostly familiar with strats, les pauls and SG shapes with fairly boring wood and and fairly boring paint... Plain Jane is beauty to the bone! :)
2017 HF2 'Plain Jane' (KH12)
2018 HH2x 'Allan' (H22)

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Re: Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby ablett » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:27 pm

dejabluguitar wrote:feel around in the case for the switch tip. oh this the photo gallery. pic please.

click the imgur link :)
2017 HF2 'Plain Jane' (KH12)
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Re: Belated NGD... tung oil HF2

Postby Greg Emm » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:00 am

That is one beautiful guitar, man. Thank you for posting pictures. It is elegantly clean.

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