Lowell Kiesel, Founder of Carvin, 1915 - 2009

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Lowell Kiesel, Founder of Carvin, 1915 - 2009

Postby Admin » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:07 pm

It is with great sadness that Carvin announces the passing of it's founder, Lowell C. Kiesel. Mr. Kiesel was born in Nebraska in 1915, and as a young man, spent time in Wichita, Kansas, where he developed an interest in musical instruments; specifically, Hawaiian steel guitars, resonators and the electronic aspects of these instruments.

He founded the L. C. Kiesel Company in 1946, and began winding pickups on an old sewing machine owned by his wife, Agnes. The company was located in Los Angeles, briefly relocated back to Mr. Kiesel's home state of Nebraska, and then moved back to southern California in 1949, where the name was changed to Carvin, after his two eldest sons, Carson and Gavin. In the following years, the company expanded from pickups to guitars and basses, amplifiers, pro audio equipment and other musical accessories.

Mr. Kiesel's leadership, technical expertise and innovative engineering concepts led the company for decades, and even after handing the reins of the company over to his sons, he maintained an office in Carvin's San Diego headquarters and remained active in company operations.

He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by the Kiesel family and the entire staff of Carvin.

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re: Lowell Kiesel, Founder of Carvin, 1915 - 2009

Postby mgood » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:26 am

Wow.
RIP, Mr. Kiesel.
You gave us a lot.
C66, MAH, FTG4, RNC, RIN, FPH4, BMF, NIN, STF, R12, 407, G, GL, SL
B40, 5MW, QSR, DTS, QPH, V, 50, BMF, NIN, STF, R14, SL, GL, BC
B40F, QTB, DTS, QPH, V, R14, H5A, AC, MBS, MVB, SL, WL

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re: Lowell Kiesel, Founder of Carvin, 1915 - 2009

Postby Kevio » Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:45 am

Here are the arrangements:

Respects can be made from 1 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, Jan 5th at:

Alhiser-Comer Mortuary
225 S Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
760-745-2162
http://www.alhiser-comer.com/

The memorial service will be Wednesday, Jan 6th at 2:30 pm:

Emmanuel Faith Community Church
639 East 17th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-2541
http://www.efcc.org


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