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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:54 pm
by Greg Emm
spudmunkey wrote:I kinda want a CT3 with a plain maple top in aurora.


I kinda do, too, now. :oops:

Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:16 pm
by spudmunkey
And now I want to see a JB5 with BBE.

Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:57 am
by spudmunkey
And now I want to see a BEM fretless with the trans color shift paint under HAN. :laughhard:

Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:21 am
by UnexplodedCow
spudmunkey wrote:And now I want to see a BEM fretless with the trans color shift paint under HAN. :laughhard:


Make it multiscale and you might get my interest :P

Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:05 pm
by arahobob
This evening's kiesel musings

The Vader bridge is really a clever thing. Such a simple design that works well. Easy string changes for a locking system, and no, my screws don't stick out on the tuners and my strings are cut flush!!
The new strings are the only thing that could entice me away from my scb6.

Which leads me to thought number 2.
I'm glad I didn't order an scb when they came out. After multiple builds over the years I really figured out what I wanted to do with the scb. I put all of my favorite / dream options into one guitar and it just kicks ass.
A joy to play. Its so nice when a build REALLY works out. :mrgreen:

Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:57 am
by DWG
Options, Options, Options! I'm happy but UGH!

While I am happy about Kiesel's vast array of options, configurations, colors, finishes, etc...

I'm feeling a bit frustrated about the growing "In-and-Out Burger" secret menu. Each month there are more variations on things that are available to us but there is really no way to get your arms around everything. I know the answer is to "call my guys" but, even when I do call, they aren't going to have the time to just suggest everything.

I'd be happy with a current color guide that listed all colors, paint options, and finishes.

DWG

Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:27 am
by spudmunkey
I agree. Even if they just had a single page that was just "custom gallery" that was simply a single image of things, with a brief-enough description to know what to ask for.

In other news, I kinda want a DC600 or Aries in black-on-hot-pink (or red-purple color shift or Tropical Turquise) crackle with a reverse pointy headstock, all black hardware, Floyd, and Abalone logo with a flamed maple fretboard and black dot inlays.

Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:12 am
by Bob77
What is the significance of having Jeff sign a guitar? What does it really mean? Also...why not have his father sign them also? (Honest and curious questions)

I've seen some guitars come up for sale (used) with Jeff's signature; usually the limited runs. Sellers try to use the signature as a selling point, but I really wonder if that signature actually hinders the sale even more because. It might not really mean much to people out there that are not familiar with the "brand."

I know Paul Reed Smith signs some of his high end guitars...but the guitars actually have his entire name to begin with LOL - and he founded the company.

Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:18 am
by spudmunkey
Bob77 wrote:What is the significance of having Jeff sign a guitar? What does it really mean? Also...why not have his father sign them also? (Honest and curious questions)

I've seen some guitars come up for sale (used) with Jeff's signature; usually the limited runs. Sellers try to use the signature as a selling point, but I really wonder if that signature actually hinders the sale even more because. It might not really mean much to people out there that are not familiar with the "brand."

I know Paul Reed Smith signs some of his high end guitars...but the guitars actually have his entire name to begin with LOL - and he founded the company.


Certain things were his and he's the "face" of the company. It's worth something to some, and not to others. That said, there are also people who put in their ads, "I had this guitar built/customized to my specs of Carvin's Custom Shop" as if their's was some how different than 99% of the guitars they sell. :lol: To those who are unfamiliar with the company, having it signed by someone with the name of the company is probably somehow cool.

Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:16 am
by Bob77
That makes sense.

and yea..everything they make is custom one way or the other so no need to make a big deal out of it trying to boost a sale :lol:

Jeff is certainly the face of the company. Have to say, met him once at the old factory location and he is a super cool person to talk to. Very personable and really pays attention to customers. There was a bunch of people in the show room but he managed to spend time talking with everybody for as long as they needed to.