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My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby Cranneg » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:56 pm

Hello folks :D

I did it.... after 2 months playing around in the guitar builder, I placed my first order and already can't wait to receive my new baby 8)

Greetings from Switzerland

Here are the specs:

• A6 - Kiesel Aries Bevel-Top Bolt Neck Electric Guitar (right handed)
• H - Hipshot Fixed Bridge
• ACF - Replace Standard Pickups w/ Fishman Modern Fluence Pickups, 3-way blade selector, 25K Fishman pots
• WW - White/White
• AAT - Antique Ash Treatment
• RTF - Ultra-Thin Raw Tone Satin Finish
• ASH1 - 1-Piece Swamp Ash Body/Maple Neck
• 5ML - 5-Piece Maple Neck w/ 2 Black Limba Stripes
• APH - Ash Headstock Matches Body Finish
• 6INR - Pointed Straight 6 Inline Reverse Headstock
• EFB - Ebony Fingerboard (Less Color Variation)
• ISOD - Offset Dot Inlays (Staggered)
• IMP - White Pearl Inlay Material
• STJF - Stainless Jumbo Frets .055" H .110" W
• R14 - 14in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
• BC - Black Hardware
• BL - Black Logo
• HC10 - Black Tolex Hardshell Guitar Case

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:04 pm

I'm a little confused by the specs. I see white/white, which is an opaque paint, and antique ash, which is a stain...what finish is going where?

Congrats, BTW. I love my Aries!

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby Cranneg » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:24 pm

Together with the raw tone satin finish it's supposed to be some kind of grey/blue-ish color where you can still see the wood, here's an example picture (in my case the head will look the same as the body)

https://www.kieselguitars.com/guitargallery/images/full/a6x-6inr-ref-reph-stjf-wl-iksd-imp-ivn-ash1-rtf-ww-pk-404-bc-ppb-wpb-5wp-137603_gallery.jpg

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby wickid » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:29 am


Congrats!! It'll be a good 1. 8)
Proud Carvin owner since 1985! My Carvin gear time capsule...

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby helldorado » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:39 am

Awesome, welcome!

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby Cranneg » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:47 am

Thank you Guys, I will post some pictures once I have it 8)

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby Captjag » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:22 am

Cranneg wrote:Together with the raw tone satin finish it's supposed to be some kind of grey/blue-ish color where you can still see the wood, here's an example picture (in my case the head will look the same as the body)

https://www.kieselguitars.com/guitargallery/images/full/a6x-6inr-ref-reph-stjf-wl-iksd-imp-ivn-ash1-rtf-ww-pk-404-bc-ppb-wpb-5wp-137603_gallery.jpg



Just a heads up, with the flat white paint (as opposed to the trans white stain) on RTF you won't see any of the grain unless there is perfect light. Realistically it will just lead to the texture of the wood grain, moreso than the look. That picture was taken with professional lighting and the grain will pop a LOT more in those images than in real life.

That being said, that looks like an awesome first build and a great way to get your feet wet!

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby Cranneg » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:31 am

Yesterday I already received the shipping notification, it took them only 6 weeks to build (no rush order!!).... I'm so excited :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby alexf0711 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:17 am

Wow grats Cranneg on the super speedy build!

I’m still waiting for my V6X... the due date is on mar23, and i saw my vader was being set up in the shop walk on mar14, but no shipping notification yet :/
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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby mbardu » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:58 am

Lucky you getting it shipped before California is totally shut down!

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby Cranneg » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:54 am

Thank you Mr. FedEx, it arrived today :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

It's exactly how I wanted it, I'm so happy right now :D

Here are some pictures:

https://imgur.com/a/3JPgtfX

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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:05 am

I do believe that's the best example of the raw tone white (the AAT was a great add) I think I've ever seen. A great piece of swamp ash, too! :applause:
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Re: My first Kiesel-Guitar

Postby Chelydra » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:22 am

That turned out great, bud.


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